Catalogue 2016 - 2017

Support in the First Year Transition

An alumnus of Western New England University described the First Year program as a web of support. The alumnus was describing the many options students have to identify a personal resource and mentor. A critical piece to solving the adjustment puzzle is to identify at least one person in an advising capacity who is accessible and interested in student success. In the First Year program, such identification is made easier by searching among a carefully constructed support network: While the second year requires more overt and intentional outreach, mentoring is no less important.