Incoming Freshmen Prepare for New Opportunities
August 31, 2009
Upper classman assist incoming freshmen.
The freshmen participated in orientation Aug. 20 – 25, with events scheduled throughout the week for both the students and their parents. Students had the opportunity to hear from Dean Barbara Kahn and Vice Dean Neider at the academic deans’ meeting for new students on Sunday, Aug. 23.
“This is a very exciting time to be at UM,” said Kahn. “A lot is happening; we are in an extraordinary growth period and we are doing wonderful new things.” Vice Dean Neider echoed her words and stressed to students that “the university community will provide you with many opportunities. Break out of your safety zone – embrace diversity, seek new challenges, and make a difference while you are here.”
Students were given a tour of the School by peer counselors, engaged in team building exercises, and given advising guidance by key staff members from from the Undergraduate Business Programs office.
Students gather in Storer Auditorium during
Other notable freshmen orientation events included an ice cream social, new student convocation with Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will at the BankUnited Center, and a picnic at the home of University President Donna E. Shalala.