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Become a Pioneer

2016 Orientation Schedule

Before August term begins, we help you learn all there is to know about being a Transylvania Pioneer. New student orientation is designed to ease your academic and social transition to college. During this three-day experience, you'll meet your new classmates, student leaders, faculty and staff. If you live on campus, you'll also have time to settle into your room and learn your way around.

Orientation highlights include:

  • Meeting your academic advisor and August term scholar, who will help you through your first year
  • Participating in the first-year induction ceremony
  • Getting to know your new classmates in the greet line and joining in a campus cheer contest
  • Competing in the Orientation Olympics and enjoying an ice cream social
  • Beginning your tradition of service at Transylvania by participating in one of several meaningful community service projects
  • Learning the many ways to be involved on campus

Orientation is a great place to ask questions, get involved, and, most importantly, have fun as you prepare for the coming school year. After orientation, you’ll continue to meet with your group throughout August term and the rest of the year.

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