BANGOR — Making the transition from high school to college is an important turning point in the lives of young adults. Incoming freshmen are often unprepared for the increased attention they will need to devote to academics. In addition, freshmen are also unaccustomed to the autonomous decision-making that comes with living independently.
To help students successfully adjust to the college learning environment, Husson University is sponsoring a First Year Information Day event at its Bangor campus on Jan. 20. The event is designed to give new, enrolled students an introductory orientation to college life.
In discussing the importance of the FYI Day orientation, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Husson University Provost, Dr. Lynne Coy-Ogan said, “College is a time when students learn how to think and act independently. They also learn how to effectively manage multiple challenges.
“This event has been designed to support the transition to college so that students better understand both their obligations and the opportunities afforded to them as they pursue a degree in the professional discipline of their choice,” she said. “FYI Days are an important first step for students interested in a successful college experience. Previous students have found the event especially helpful as it allows them to become familiar with the university and all of the support services available to them.”
The schedule of events for the FYI day includes useful information about:
• Academic services;
• Student activities, clubs and organizations;
• Career services;
• International Students Association and travel opportunities;
• Counseling services;
• Safety and security;
• Disability services;
• Residential life;
• Financial aid;
• Student life;
• Student IDs and the bookstore.
A “Meet the Faculty” gathering will provide incoming students with the opportunity to ask questions about academics.
For more information or to register for the upcoming FYI Day, contact Kellie Lewis at 941-7128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.