Welcome to the First-Year Experience
The First-Year Experience program focuses on first-year students and their transitions from high school to college. This program is designed to provide support and encouragement from a student’s first day of orientation to the final day of the first year at Moravian College.
The First-year Experience focuses on two main areas of transition: academic and social.
First-year students are introduced to the liberal arts tradition and the rigors of academic excellence. The First-Year Seminar program helps students establish habits of mind and patterns of decision-making that will ensure achieving optimal success through a student’s four years at Moravian College. The two major components of the First-Year Seminar supporting first-year students’ academic transition are the LinC 101 classes and the Common Reading Experience. The Common Reading experience begins with a mandatory summer reading, culminating in a visit by the author, with a lecture and Q&A session over orientation weekend (August 22, 23, 24). Orientation for first-year students is mandatory, even for commuting students, so please plan family vacations accordingly.
All First-year students are assisted with their social transitions by upper-class student advisors (SAs) and, for residential students, also by the resident assistants (RAs) and senior resident assistants (SRAs).
Other Components of the First-Year Experience Program:
- Fall Orientation
- Convocations tied to major themes within the First-Year Seminar
- Academic and Career Planning