Three separate sessions full of new St. Bonaventure University students will be on campus for orientation in July. The students will be on campus for sessions from July 11-12, 18-19, and 21-22.
Orientation is an interactive and informative, two-day program that helps students prepare for everything Bona’s has to offer — both in and out of the classroom. Students make friends, learn about campus, and discuss their academic careers with faculty, among other activities. The program is facilitated in large part by a team of 14 student leaders who represent a diverse array of majors and involvement at St. Bonaventure.
“We are excited for the new freshmen at orientation because there is nothing better for an orientation leader than to see a new student fall in love with St. Bonaventure the same way we have,” said Samantha Harrienger, ’17, orientation co-coordinator.
Parents and families of new students face a significant transition themselves as they prepare for their son or daughter to begin college. During the parent and family orientation, which runs concurrently with the student program, families of new students see first-hand the facilities provided for students, meet other families, and talk to faculty about academic offerings.
“St. Bonaventure’s orientation program helps students strengthen their connection with the university and promotes a successful transition to college at St. Bonaventure,” said Chris Brown, director of
First-Year Experience and Orientation. “Our hope is that students are even more excited to call themselves Bonnies when they leave campus.”
Students will return to campus for the fall semester on Aug. 25.
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St. Bonaventure has chosen “Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond” by Marc Lamont Hill as its common read for 2017-2018.
“Nobody” considers a string of high-profile deaths in America and incidents of gross negligence by the government.
To make his case, Hill recounts the details of tragedies like the death of Michael Brown and draws upon first-hand reporting and careful historical analysis to show how the “Nobody” class has emerged over time and how forces in America have worked to preserve and exploit this group in ways that are both humiliating and harmful.
First-year students will receive copies of “Nobody” during orientation in July and are asked to read the book prior to the start of the fall semester. Students are engaged in conversations about the book’s themes in their SBU101 course and various campuswide events during the upcoming academic year.
The university will welcome Hill to campus Monday, Sept. 25, for the ABR 2017 Keynote Address.
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