Students in the Class of 2020 spell out CWRU on football field during orientation

UCITE: First-year students

The transition into higher education is a critically important time in a student’s academic career. Those students who are able to quickly adapt and integrate into university life have better overall outcomes in retention and graduation rates. As a result, Case Western Reserve makes a concerted effort to promote first-year student success through the efforts of the Department of Undergraduate Studies, Housing and Residence Life, and the Department of the First-Year Experience and Family Programs.

During the next University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education event, Edwin Mayes (director) and Kathy Petras (associate director) of First-Year Experience and Family Programs will discuss the first-year students.

They will talk about where our first-year students were before they came to CWRU, how the class of 2020 handles school, and the concerns the university has articulated that may be early indications that a student is not be making the transition into a productive and successful college student.

This session will be held Thursday, Sept. 15, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Allen Memorial Medical Library’s Herrick Room (use Adelbert Road doors).

Pizza and sodas will be provided at this session.