First-year students may choose any of the five Orientation Step 1 sessions. All sessions are identical. While we try to accommodate your first choice of sessions, there is limited amount of space available per session therefore, reservations for each of the sessions are taken in the order in which they are received. The decision of which session to choose should be based on family vacation and work schedules. Parents and family members are invited and encouraged to attend Step 1.
|Session A: June 5- 6, 2017||Student Schedule DAY ONE||Student Schedule DAY TWO|
|Session B: June 12-13, 2017||Student Schedule DAY ONE||Student Schedule DAY TWO|
|Session C: June 19-20, 2017||Student Schedule DAY ONE||Student Schedule DAY TWO|
|Session D: June 27-28, 2017||Student Schedule DAY ONE||Student Schedule DAY TWO|
To ensure complete confidentiality of the materials created specifically for you, please bring your ID with you to the Step 1 Program.
Is it required to attend Advisement & Registration (A&R)?
Yes, these are mandatory sessions that each new student must attend to be able to register for his/her classes. During this required session you will meet with a faculty advisor, register for classes, receive your Rambler Card, meet upper class students, learn about programs and services offered by Shepherd, and acclimate yourself to the campus.
What to Bring:
- Photo ID
- Sheets for a twin bed or sleeping bag
- Pillows, blankets, and towels
- Personal items (i.e., soap, hairdryer, shampoo, toothpaste, etc)
- Pencils and paper
- Cell phone
- Alarm clock
- Casual clothes
- Jackets or sweaters (meeting rooms may be cold)
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Health Forms (if completed)
What NOT to Bring:
- Outside friends
- Alcohol or drugs
What is included during A&R:
- For students:
- Day One: Dinner
- Day Two: Breakfast and Lunch
- Overnight accommodations
- Sessions with faculty advisors
- All materials specific to each student