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The Orientation program helps new students become familiar with Eastern while learning strategies for ensuring their academic and social success. During orientation, students will:

  • Meet other incoming students and are introduced to current student leaders
  • Get to know the faculty and staff
  • Acclimate to campus
  • Become familiar with on-campus services and resources
  • Prepare for academic advisement, registration and other aspects of course selection
  • Learn about Eastern’s culture of respect, and the importance of civility, inclusion and minimizing risky behaviors

Additionally, the Orientation program will:

  • Create a welcoming environment that builds a sense of community
  • Encourage students to take responsibility for their own growth and development by getting involved on campus

Director of New Student and Family Programs
Casey Kensey
Student Center Room 224E
(860) 465-0198

We are hiring Student Orientation Counselors (SOCs) for the summer 2024!

To apply, please fill out the application

Applicants must also ask an Eastern faculty or staff member to be a reference. Eastern references must fill out a recommendation form and submit to by Feb. 9, 2024

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