Provide first-year students at CIA with opportunities to explore and integrate themselves into the academic environment, cultivate relationships with faculty, staff and peers, and grow as young adults and professionals. Through intentional programming and mentorship, first-year students will establish and practice behaviors that promote personal wellness, building a sense of belonging, and making positive contributions to the CIA community.
Develop a sense of belonging and desire to contribute to the campus community.
Students will practice inclusive behaviors and contribute to a thriving community.
Opportunities for students to engage with faculty outside the immediate classroom environment.
Students will understand their larger role within society through service learning, internships, and engaged practices with the community.
Identify the dimensions of wellness and the resources available on campus to support their well-being.
Students develop a greater sense of resiliency and ability to successfully overcome challenges.
Students will strive to develop authenticity.
Students will seek out new opportunities to expand and challenge their perspectives and worldviews.
Students will work to develop meaningful relationships with peers and other individuals within their communities.
By going to College 101 sponsored programs, students have the ability to win up to 3 different prizes a semester. Each program they attend counts toward a total number of programs that result in prizes.
(AC) Week of August 28th: Attend the introduction to Library resources (via Foundations courses)
September 1 Attend the Student Activities Fair!
September 8 Lunch on Friday: Creativity Works, Peter B. Lewis Auditorium
September 13 Attend the Student Leadership Council meeting
September 15th - 7pm - Game night with the Orientation leaders.
September 19 Participate in National Voter Registration Day. Sponsored by the Jessica R. Gund Memorial Library
September 29 Lunch on Friday: Beth Hoag presents about CIA land history, Peter B. Lewis Auditorium
Week of 9/25- Participate in one of the Study Abroad week presentations.
October 5 Attend the “Preparing for Midterms” session by Academic Services
October 6 Lunch on Friday, Bickford Visiting Artist, Eric J. Garcia, Peter B. Lewis Auditorium.
October 8th- Studio Discovery Panel Discussion and Reception
October 13 Lunch on Friday, Lukaza Branfman Verissimo, Peter B. Lewis Auditorium.
October 13 – Spoooooky Halloween Trivia with your Orientation Group. Co-Sponsored by Student Life and Housing and the Gund Library.
October 17- Attend the Career Fair sponsored by Career Services
October 20 Lunch on Friday, Sina Grace in Conversation with Zach Savich: Superman 85, Peter B. Lewis Auditorium.
October 27 - Participate in CIA’s Halloween Trick or Treat
October 27 Lunch on Friday, Sabbatical presentation, Seth Nagelberg, Peter B. Lewis Auditorium
November 4th Attend Emerging Leaders Retreat
LIBERAL ARTS PROGRAM TBA
December 1st-2nd Attend and/or sell at the Holiday Sale
December 6th Attend Late Night Breakfast