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Orientation Information

Fish eye view of Orientation

Welcome to Orientation at Fisher!

Saturday, September 3 - Tuesday, September 6

Fisher's Orientation program is designed to help you make a smooth transition to college. You'll learn about campus life, student activities, academic expectations, campus facilities and support services, and make lots of new friends!

In short, Orientation is the most significant community-building activity you can take part in at Fisher. Current Fisher students serve as "Orientation Leaders" and are anxious to meet you.

Orientation is required for all new full-time Fisher students, both commuters and residents. It's a fun-filled time for you to become acquainted with the College and to take part in activities with your new classmates, many of whom will become your friends for life.

Schedule for Freshman Orientation

Check out the Orientation Schedule to get a feel for what we have planned for your first few days at Fisher!

Transfer Orientation

Transfer students, we have lots of fun for you too! Check out the Orientation Information for Transfer Students page for details.

Typical Orientation Events

Events during our fall Orientation include:

  • Social activities to help you make new friends
  • Orientation sessions to familiarize you with campus resources
  • Family picnic
  • Matriculation Ceremony
  • Much more!

A Look Back at Orientation 2015

Orientation 2015 was a huge success! Check out what it was like through our Flickr photo album!

Meet Your Student Orientation Coordinators

Taylor Sanders

Taylor Sanders

Major: Media Management
Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Why you chose Fisher?
I chose Fisher because the first time I ever stepped on campus, I immediately felt at home. I was greeted by numerous smiling faces as well as uplifting students and faculty that welcomed me with open arms - my first time experiencing the Fisher Family. I was really attracted to the small class sizes and the amount of clubs and activities Fisher had to offer, and I knew that those two factors would make for a smooth transition from High School into College.

Favorite Fisher memory?
My favorite memory would definitely have to last spring, at Accepted Student House, when one of the prospective students I gave a tour to in the fall searched me out of the crowd to thank me for giving her a great tour and influencing her to choose Fisher! She made her deposit that day, and nothing made me happier to know that I was able to give someone a glimpse of the Fisher Family and experience what I did as a visiting senior.

What do you love about orientation?
My favorite part of Orientation is getting to know my own group of Freshman. I love helping them through the weekend of course, but what I enjoy most is watching them grow and succeed during their first year at Fisher.  Whether it be answering questions they are too afraid to ask someone else, or going to watch one of their games it is great to know I could just be there for them.  

What should freshman expect?
Freshman should expect a weekend full of fun events, meeting new people, making new friends, learning about Fisher, having all their weird/too scared to ask questions answered, and everything in between!

One random fact about yourself:
I'm a singer, and an active member of SJFC's Jazz Band, The Swingbirds, and Drama Club, Fisher Players!

Favorite thing to do in Rochester:
I love experiencing all of the Art and Culture Rochester has to offer like visiting art museums or seeing performances at the many theaters ROC has to offer!


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