Welcome, Class of 2024!


In response to continued concerns regarding COVID-19, Allegheny College made the challenging and difficult decision to host our Summer Orientation program completely online for Summer 2020.

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.

Allegheny Bound Dates

Live Keynote Presentations

June 10 & 11, from 6-8pm
June 20 & 21, from 1-3pm

First Year Course Registration

July 13-24

Due Dates for Important Forms

June 24 & July 6


Overview: What will online New Student Orientation look like?

Your online Summer 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 Summer 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 Four Keynote Presentations*

(View our schedule to select the day and time to register to participate in the keynote presentations.)

  • 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.
  • Academic Advising Overview: Who Are You? Who Do You Want to Be?
    An overview of first-year advising and academics facilitated by Dean of the Curriculum and Registrar Ian Binnington and Director of First Year Experience Alexis Hart
  • Life at Allegheny
    Overview of Residence Life, Dining Services, Recreation, Public Safety, Health Center, Counseling and Personal Development, etc.
  • Finance 101 for Students & Families
    This session will cover important topics such as financial aid, financial services and student employment. Students and families will learn how to access financial information, read their bill and apply for on campus employment.

* Keynote Presentations will occur on Wednesday June 10 and Thursday June 11 from 6pm-8pm and Saturday June 20 and Sunday June 21 from 1pm-3pm.

There will be two different keynote presentations on each day. For example, Day 1 will feature the Introduction to Allegheny College and Academic Advising Overview. Day 2 will feature Finance 101 and Life at Allegheny. Please plan to attend both days. Each presentation will last approximately 20-25 minutes followed by 20-25 minutes for questions and a 15-minute break between sessions.


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

and sign up for an Advising Session with Allegheny College faculty.

Group Academic Advising Sessions

Please sign up for a group advising session that meets your needs. The general advising sessions can be for anyone. Please only sign up for one session.

Sign Up for an Advising Session

You will receive an email the day before with the link to your chosen Google Meet session.

Prior to your advising session, you will want to watch the videos below.

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).


5

Attend “Ask Me Anything” Sessions

Sessions will be held as a follow up to help provide additional information for students, parents and families.

  • What exactly IS the IDEAS Center? (Hint: it’s about more than great ideas!)
    July 1, 7 p.m. (EDT)
  • Recreation and Student Organizations: Let the Good Times Roll!
    July 9, 7 p.m. (EDT)
  • Welcome to the Allegheny Gateway, Now Get Out of Here!
    July 14, 7 p.m. (EDT)
  • What’s Cooking with Dining?
    July 22, 7 p.m. (EDT)
  • Spiritual and Religious Life: Making Space for Everyone
    July 28, 7 p.m. (EDT)

Watch your Allegheny email for links to access the sessions.

6

Take part in the Allegheny Listens Common Reading Experience

Learn more about Allegheny Listens here.

7

Participate in the Student Connection Opportunities throughout the Summer!

8

Participate in one of the optional Allegheny Bound seminars for new students.

Sign Up for a Seminar

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 Four Keynote Presentations

(View our schedule to select the day and time to register to participate in the keynote presentations.)

  • 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.
  • Academic Advising Overview: Who Are You? Who Do You Want to Be?
    An overview of first-year advising and academics facilitated by Dean of the Curriculum and Registrar Ian Binnington and Director of First Year Experience Alexis Hart
  • Life at Allegheny
    Overview of Residence Life, Dining Services, Recreation, Public Safety, Health Center, Counseling and Personal Development, etc.
  • Finance 101 for Students & Families
    This session will cover important topics such as financial aid, financial services and student employment. Students and families will learn how to access financial information, read their bill and apply for on campus employment.

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

Attend an “Ask Me Anything” Session

Sessions will be held a few days after the Keynote presentations as a follow up to help provide additional information for students, parents and families.

4

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).