Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2009

Student Orientation Leaders
2009-10 Student Orientation Leaders

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University welcomes members of the class of 2013 to campus Saturday, July 18, for the final student orientation and registration event, following one each in April and June.

To help new Pioneers prepare to start college, Transy offers three registration and orientation days for incoming first-year students. At these sessions, incoming students meet for the first time with their University 1111 class groups and then register for their first classes. University 1111, or Academic Career Skills, is a required course that continues the orientation to college life throughout students’ first term on campus. During the course, classes made up of 12-14 students meet with a faculty mentor and an upperclass student mentor, called a Student Orientation Leader. Topics of discussion include the philosophy of a liberal arts education, study habits, learning skills, goal setting, time management, selection of a major, career choices and planning and personal development. President Charles L. Shearer leads one University 1111 class.

While students meet with their University 1111 groups, information sessions are offered for parents. In the afternoon, an information fair and campus and residence hall tours for incoming students and their parents are offered.