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Courtney Jonsson '14

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Courtney Jonsson '14

Upon graduating from Monmouth College with degrees in both history and theatre, Courtney Jonsson was offered a position at West Virginia Public Theatre as a props designer... more

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New Beginnings

Fall 2014, August 19-22, 2014

The Office of Intercultural Life offers a three-day transition program for all multicultural students. The purpose of this program is to help new multicultural students to make a successful transition from high school to college. For many multicultural students, especially those coming from large cities like Chicago and St. Louis, transition to a college located in a small town is a challenge. For some who may be leaving home for the first time college could be a bigger challenge.

New Beginnings offers information and activity sessions to help make the transition to academic life in a largely unfamiliar territory smoother. The information sessions include topics such as:

  • Conversations about new beginnings, academic life and expectations for Monmouth College students
  • Managing family and academic obligations
  • Creating a culture of excellence
  • Familiarizing students with who, where, and when to seek help
  • Effective time management

Important dates:

  • New Beginnings Students arrive August 19, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, and go directly to their Halls of Residence, to check in with their Hall Resident Assistant (RA).
  • New Beginnings starts from the evening of Tuesday, August 19 and ends Friday August 22.