For Bay Path University’s first-year and transfer students, August is a landmark month, when new students are busy with their transition to college life. Some participated in the University’s Academic Learners & Leaders Initiative (ALLI), designed to bridge the gap between high school and college through an expanded and revitalized orientation that includes academic coursework, enrichment activities, and relationship-building. ALLI culminated on August 21, 2018, this year with an interactive presentation, open to the campus community and friends.
The following morning, the rest of the Class of 2022 residing on campus, as well as new transfer students and a number of commuter students, descended upon Deepwood Circle to move their belongings into the residence halls. Despite stormy, humid weather, the campus was buzzing with the excitement of new beginnings.
Later that afternoon, with boxes unpacked, bedding unfurled, and decorations hung, students and their families attended workshops and presentations that signified the first community events of the University’s
This year, the program included ice-breaker games outdoors in beautiful, sunny weather; an introduction to WELL, our signature Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders program; an evening of comedy; wellness breaks for yoga, open art studio, nature walks and more; and plenty of opportunities to meet and connect with other students, faculty, staff, administrators, and President Carol Leary, who not only provided formal remarks to the group, but also joined them for lunch, dinner, and even helped to carry their belongings into their residence hall rooms during move-in.
New students participated in diversity and inclusion training with consultant Liza Talusian, offered through our
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