Leading up to the start of fall classes, incoming freshmen participated in a number of activities designed to get them acclimated and excited about making a fresh beginning at Monroe College.
There was bowling, a camping trip to Top of the Pines, a boat ride around Manhattan Island that featured food, dancing, and the best sights of New York, a picnic at Glen Island, distinguished matriculation ceremonies, and a unique experience in Manhattan called City Hunt.
“These events are fun,” said Karen Stuart, Director of the new Office of Student Development on the Bronx campus. “But they also have the important purpose of making freshmen feel comfortable, not only with the college, but with each other,” she said. “This is how to build camaraderie that carries over into the classroom giving them a foundation for academic success.”