Beyond the Classroom
Two components of Fisher’s First-Year Program go beyond the classroom to help you learn the core values of the College, how to accept personal responsibility, and how to make healthy decisions related to the college experience.
Great Beginnings is a one-day pre-orientation and registration day for you and your parents in May of your senior year. The day-long program offers the opportunity to meet with current students, faculty, staff, and freshman advisors.
You will attend sessions to familiarize yourself with the academic program, the first-year program, and other aspects of college life (clubs/activities, living on campus, athletics, scholar programs, etc). There will be plenty of opportunities to have questions answered and to meet with other new students entering in the Fall.
A full day of activities is planned for your parents as well. Sessions will be held concerning academic information and procedures, financial information, student life/campus resources, and adjusting to college life. Faculty and staff will join your parents for lunch for a more casual way of sharing information and answering questions.
The day will end with a reception where you and your family have the opportunity to chat with faculty and staff.
Orientation is a three-day program in late August which includes academic, social, cultural, and religious activities. It will help you make a successful transition from high school to college. As an interactive experience, you'll connect with other freshmen and returning students, learn about resources on campus, and establish a positive transition to a new place.
The Orientation Program will educate you about personal responsibility, present you with scenarios which are typical of the first-year experience, and stress healthy decision-making related to the college experience.