First Year Experience And New Student Programs
Taryn Wallon, Program Manager
Landon Student Union 206
The first year of college is critical to the long-term success of students; the difference between a successful first year and an unsuccessful one can be as simple as getting help with a class or roommate. In an effort to assist new students in navigating the ins and outs of their first semester, Barry offers StART (Students, Advising, Registration, and Transition). The program is designed to introduce first-year undergraduates to life at Barry and support each student’s transition into university life. Attended by both freshman and transfer students, StART guides students through Barry University with informational sessions and gives opportunity for placement and challenge testing. Students will meet with representatives from their academic schools an register for their first semester classes.
New Student Orientation offers an overall introduction to Barry University, inclusive of academic, cultural, spiritual, and social information and events. Undergraduate student leaders assist with Orientation’s programs and activities, allowing for a give-and-take pattern of learning and establishing new relationships among new students and their peers. Finally, New Student Orientation offers an important opportunity for students and their families to meet faculty and staff and to learn firsthand about the philosophy of education that will guide students’ studies at Barry University.
The Orientation course below assists new freshmen to explore the components of a liberal arts education and to develop skills and competencies for academic and social success.
Orientation: Prefix: ORI
100 First-year Experience Seminar (1)
A special one-semester course, open to all freshman students. Goals of the course are to help students adjust to the University, and to develop positive attitudes about themselves and the learning process while learning skills essential for academic and personal success.