We strive to make your transition to college a positive one where you get your questions answered and have mentors to guide you throughout the process. Our goal is to welcome, support, and challenge every student who joins our community. Our combination of new student orientation (summer and fall), First Year Seminars, faculty advisors, and peer mentors help our students become familiar with Etown and form relationships with fellow students early in their college careers.
There are so many opportunities to take advantage of at Etown - from student clubs to living-learning communities. Ultimate Frisbee? Anime? Improv? We've got it all (and if we don't - you can start a club). Explore campus life at Etown; we want you to love it here as much as we do!
New Blue Jay To-Do List
You've paid your deposit, now what? Check out this to-do list to learn all about the next steps in your Blue Jay journey:
During this transition, we will be hosting virtual Jay Chats (via Zoom) to provide important, and timely, information and to answer your questions. You will also be able to interact with your peers during these sessions. We invite you to join us and get to know us a little better during our Jay Chats.
Incoming students, find out more here.
Parents, check out details here.
Summer New Student Orientation
During the summer, we invite new students and their families to attend a one-day new student orientation to prepare for the transition to Elizabethtown. Students meet their faculty advisor, peer mentor, and peers; they receive fall class schedules. Families attend sessions to answer their questions about the upcoming college transition. Everyone has the opportunity to tour our residence halls and learn more about living on or commuting to campus. It is our goal to build a strong relationship with new students and families so that we can be supportive during this transition.
Fall New Student Orientation
Ready or not, summer comes to an end and that means the start of a new adventure! At fall new student orientation, we love welcoming our new students back to campus on move-in day. We want to help calm nerves and encourage excitement to join the Blue Jay family. Every day is an opportunity to form connections with faculty, staff, and students. The weekend is full of information, as well as fun events.
January New Student Orientation
We invite all new students who will be joining our community in the Spring semester to attend January Orientation. This will help students learn more about the College, discover services that will lead to success, and connect with other students beginning in January, as well as upperclass students who will serve as guides throughout the weekend.
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