Welcome, Class of 2024!


In response to continued concerns regarding COVID-19, Allegheny College made the challenging and difficult decision to host our Orientation program completely online.

Out of an abundance of caution for the Allegheny community, as well as our incoming class and their family members, we believe this is the best approach to prepare the incoming class for their transition to Allegheny College and keep everyone safe.


Overview: What will online New Student Orientation look like?

Your online Orientation experience will provide you with opportunities to build community virtually, help you learn about being a student at Allegheny College, and guide you through your academic advising and course registration process.

While the method of presenting our orientation has changed, the Allegheny Bound team is still dedicated to providing all incoming students with an informative and welcoming quality program.

Throughout the Online Orientation program, students will have the opportunity to participate in a number of live, online sessions that cover all of the ins and outs of how to be a successful GATOR; view an introduction to advising presentation and connect with a faculty advisor to prepare for First-year Course Registration; connect with current GATORS; meet fellow incoming students; learn about key college resources; ask individual questions via office appointments; participate in an optional Allegheny Bound seminar; and finish online orientation with a connection to Allegheny College.

The Allegheny Bound Team

Meet the Team


How to Prepare

In order to properly prepare for their orientation program, students will need to complete each of the following steps:

1

Attend the Keynote Presentation on January 14, 2021

Introduction to Allegheny College
This session includes a welcome from President Hilary Link, Provost Ron Cole, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students April Thompson, and Dean for Institutional Diversity, Kristin Dukes followed by a brief overview of first-year advising, academics and academic support, and student life facilitated by Dean of the Curriculum and Registrar Ian Binnington, Director of FIrst-Year Experience Alexis Hart, Director of the Maytum Learning Commons Erin O’Day-Frye, and Associate Dean of Students Gretchen Beck.



2

Visit the G.A.T.O.R.S. Fair

and learn more about the various resources and offices at Allegheny College.

Visit the G.A.T.O.R.S. Fair

3

View the Academic Overview: Advising and Course Planning presentations

Academic Overview


Student Privacy & You – FERPA


4

View the Supplemental Presentations At Your Own Leisure

What it Means to Be A Gator Student Panel

Playlist: Watch all six Gator Student Panel videos

The Allegheny Return on Investment: How an Allegheny Education Strategically Prepares Graduates to Succeed in a Globalized Economy

This session will showcase high-profile Allegheny alumni who have used the interdisciplinary mindset they gained at the College to approach their careers creatively and find extraordinary success after graduating. Join us to hear about the opportunities they took advantage of while at the College, how they have leveraged our alumni network, and how their Allegheny education sets them apart in their work environment. (This is a Parent Keynote session, but students are also encouraged to participate and to learn about where their Allegheny education can take them).



Parents & Family Members

This summer, we are offering an Online Orientation experience for parents and family members as well. Guests will be able to access presentations and “Ask Me Anything” sessions as well as set up one on one appointments with a number of campus offices, including Financial Aid, Financial Services, Disability Services, Residence Life, Student Life, Winslow Health Center, Counseling & Personal Development, and more. These sessions are not required, but parents and families are welcome and encouraged to attend. In some important ways, you’re going to college alongside your student!

1

Attend the Keynote Presentation on January 14, 2021

Introduction to Allegheny College
This session includes a welcome from President Hilary Link, Provost Ron Cole, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students April Thompson, and Dean for Institutional Diversity, Kristin Dukes followed by a brief overview of first-year advising, academics and academic support, and student life facilitated by Dean of the Curriculum and Registrar Ian Binnington, Director of FIrst-Year Experience Alexis Hart, Director of the Maytum Learning Commons Erin O’Day-Frye, and Associate Dean of Students Gretchen Beck.

2

Visit the G.A.T.O.R.S. Fair

and learn more about the various resources and offices at Allegheny College.

Visit the G.A.T.O.R.S. Fair

3

View the Parent Keynote Presentation At Your Own Leisure

The Allegheny Return on Investment: How an Allegheny Education Strategically Prepares Graduates to Succeed in a Globalized Economy

This session will showcase high-profile Allegheny alumni who have used the interdisciplinary mindset they gained at the College to approach their careers creatively and find extraordinary success after graduating. Join us to hear about the opportunities they took advantage of while at the College, how they have leveraged our alumni network, and how their Allegheny education sets them apart in their work environment. (This is a Parent Keynote session, but students are also encouraged to participate and to learn about where their Allegheny education can take them).

4

Parent & Family Q&A Session

Join members of the Allegheny Bound team, coaches, faculty, and others from the Allegheny community at an open, informal parent & family Q&A session on Wednesday, January 27 at 7 pm.