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Orientation Ignites Excitement for Year Ahead

Orientation 2011-2012 was a week full of information, workshops, fun, and a great kick-off to the start of the new academic year.  Even with Hurricane Irene delaying the activities, the new and returning students wouldn’t be deterred from celebrating their return to YU.

The jam-packed week included information sessions on choosing a course schedule, setting up a yu.edu e-mail, and workshops on getting involved with student life and everything YU has to offer, including the Center for the Jewish Future; placement exams for various disciplines, such as Hebrew and certain Judaic Studies courses; a trip to New Roc City complete with bowling, laser tag, and an arcade; and a scavenger hunt. Along the way there were luncheons, ice cream sundaes, neighborhood walks, and oh, yes – the first day of classes.

Stern Alumnae and members of the Office of Alumni Affairs joined the new students at dinner on the Beren Campus on August 29. Grace Charles ’09S, a third-year medical student at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and inaugural member of the Nahshon Society, spoke about her time at Stern, how to navigate college life both academically and socially, and answered any questions the incoming students had about life on campus. Other alumnae who were invited to attend the dinner included those from the Ambassador Network, the 2009-2010 Nahshon Society members, the Undergraduate Alumni Council, and members of the Stern College for Women Board of Overseers.

Alumni who are interested in meeting with YU students or are looking to get involved with activities on campus are invited to register for the <a href=”http://www.yu.edu/ambassadornetwork”>Ambassador Network</a>. Through this unique network of caring alumni, you too can serve as a career mentor for students interested in your professional field; assist the Office of Admissions with recruitment and interviewing potential students; serve as an alumni leader in your local community by helping to coordinate regional and fundraising events; and promote the programs sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs.

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