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The Office of Campus Activities and Student Leadership (CASL) oversees the College's orientation & transition programs for incoming first year and transfer students.
Orientation & Transition programs for First Year Students is a multi-step process, beginning with June New Student Orientation through August Opening Weekend.
All first year students (who are beginning in the fall semester) will experience the following orientation/transitional programs:
June New Student Orientation (NSO) is a day and a half, overnight, on campus experience, that includes sessions for incoming first year students and families. These sessions provide opportunities to meet other members of the incoming class, learn information about the College community, receive resources and tools, participate in a service learning experience, and engage in presentations to prepare for the first year at Becker College. June New Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming first year students.
Registration for the June NSO program sessions opens in April and is an online, first come, first serve registration process for each session date. Please visit the June NSO page for more information.
The N.E.S.T. is an online orientation course that is expected of all first year students.
The N.E.S.T. is hosted through Canvas, the College's online course management system, and is open to first year students to complete during the month of July. The N.E.S.T. consists of video messages from professional staff members, along with brief quizzes and assignments that each student must complete. Instructions and guidelines for the N.E.S.T. are communicated to all incoming first year students during and throughout the summer months.
AlcoholEd & Haven are online educational courses that use science-based research to educate all our community members about alcohol and sexual assault. All incoming first year students are required to complete both the AlcoholEdu & Haven courses. There are two parts to the courses- Part I will be available to students in early August, while Part II will be available to students to complete in the fall semester. AlcoholEdu & Haven are widely used educational programs in higher and provide all incoming students with a common base of knowledge and resources, as well as help schools comply with Education Department General Administrative regulations.
Information about AlcoholEdu & Haven will be emailed out to all incoming students (via Becker email account) during and throughout the summer months.
All incoming first year students will participate in engaging and dynamic activities during opening weekend in August. August Opening Weekend will include presentations, speakers, and social activities for the incoming class, and will provide opportunities for students to connect and prepare for the opening of the academic year. It is expected that all incoming students will be present and participate in August Opening Weekend events.
Orientation & Transition programs for Transfer Students include a virtual orientation course, and a transfer-specific welcome program in August or January (depending on your entrance date).
All transfer students (who are beginning in the fall semester) will experience the following orientation/transitional programs:
The Transfer N.E.S.T. is an online orientation course that is available for all transfer students.
The Transfer N.E.S.T. is hosted through Canvas, the College's online course management system, and is open to all transfer students as a resource and hub of Becker information. The Transfer N.E.S.T. consists of video messages from professional staff members, along with brief quizzes and assignments that each student can complete to enhance their learning. The Transfer N.E.S.T. is available to students starting July 1 into the fall semester.
All incoming transfer students will participate in engaging and dynamic activities during opening weekend in August. August Opening Weekend will include presentations, speakers, and social activities for the incoming class (for both first year & transfer students), and will provide opportunities for students to connect and prepare for the opening of the academic year. It is expected that all incoming students will be present and participate in August Opening Weekend events.
All transfer students are expected to participate in the Transfer Welcome Program, held on campus for a half day, during August Opening Weekend. This program is a mandatory orientation program for transfer students and will provide an overview of Becker resources. It is a separate program from any other departmental orientation (such as the nursing orientation program). So transfer students are expected to be at this program. The Transfer Welcome will offer transfer students to get to know other members of the incoming transfer community, as well as meet some key campus staff members to aid in your transition. There will also be opportunities to connect with Information Technology (if you need assistance with any of your Becker technology account) and time to get your photo ID & parking permit if you have not already done so.
The August 2017 Transfer Welcome Program will take place on Friday, August 25, 2017.
Registration will be Noon to 12:45 p.m. and will take place on both campuses. Residential students will attend the transfer program on the campus where they live. Commuter students will attend the transfer program on the campus of their choice.
Please view more information & register here for the Transfer Welcome Orientation Program!
*Please note: if you are an international student, starting as a new student at Becker College in the fall semester, you will move to campus on the date communicated to you by the Director of International Student Services. You will participate in an international student orientation and you will then join in with the August Opening Weekend schedule of events. Please review all instructions and expectations for international student orientation programs with the Director of International Student Services.
For all incoming students: As you can gather from this information, it will be imperative for you to check your Becker email account regularly throughout the summer. This is the primary way the College will communicate need-to-know information to you. And it will be the primary mode of communication moving forward when you are here on campus starting in the fall.
Questions? Please contact your Admissions Counselor or email Campus Activities & Student Leadership.