Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Congratulations on making the great decision to become an Edgewood College Eagle!
We are so excited that you are joining the Edgewood College community! We are dedicated to getting to know you, assisting you in your transition to EC, and helping you build a sense of community. You will have the chance to connect with valuable resources on campus, meet future classmates, explore the campus, and learn what means to be a part of this great community of learners.
Below is a schedule of WELCOME WEEK events. We recommend that you attend as many events as possible, and ask that you officially RSVP to the August 21 orientation date. We are glad you are here!
Welcome week events
Monday, August 20
Dinner- Join us for dinner at Phil’s Cafeteria with Connor, our transfer orientation leader. Meet at Phil’s in Regina Hall at 6:00pm. Stay for jazz music on the Terrace (7:00-9:00pm)!
Tuesday, August 21: New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation- Student involvement fair (student organizations and campus resources will be available) Regina parking lot from 11:00am-2:00pm. Bridge to COR session will start at 12:30 in Sonderegger 108. If your Bridge to COR class is on a different date please plan to check in for convocation in the lobby of Sonderegger at 3:30. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. All campus Convocation in the Edgedome 4:00-5:00. Please RSVP above to convocation.
Wednesday, August 22
Welcome Breakfast- Start your first day of classes off right with some tasty grab and go breakfast items. Drop in to the Washburn Heritage room (outside Phil’s cafeteria) anytime between 8:00 and 10:00am to grab some free breakfast items, mingle with other students, and say hi to your advisor! Plan on staying on campus for build your own terrarium night beginning at 5:00pm!
Thursday, August 23
Transfer Boost- Stop by the Washburn Heritage room between 2:00-3:00 for an opportunity to meet with other students, get your questions answered by faculty/staff, have a snack, and enter a drawing to win a bookstore gift card. This is the first of 4 transfer boost sessions during the fall semester. Join us after dusk for an outside movie night where Black Panther will be playing.
Friday, August 24
Check at the Office of Inclusion and Involvement (at the top of the stairs in the Predolin Humanities Building) for information on activities happening on campus and in the Madison area.
Advice from the Transfer Orientation Leader
Depending on your situation, transferring in to another college can be both exciting and terrifying at the same time. Forging the best possible results out of transferring to Edgewood College is all about your attitude. I unfortunately learned this the hard way starting in August of 2017. I transferred in from a college in Indiana after my freshman year, because I missed my home town of Madison. My family has a pretty strong history with Edgewood, as my brother, mother, uncle, aunt, and cousin all went to college here, along my father being a current faculty member.
With all of this history, I was very reluctant to get started at Edgewood, which made my first semester pretty rough. I did not take my STAR Day, and Transfer Orientation seriously, and did not take advantage of the opportunities, and resources presented to me at these events. I did not want to have to meet new people again or get involved, as I had already done these things at my former college just the year before. My attitude was ruining my time at Edgewood and I finally realized this half-way through the school year, where I vowed from then on that I would change my attitude and commit to meeting new people and getting involved on campus. That attitude switch turned my whole year around! I got involved in the Cutting-Edge Program, the Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement, and the new student Orientation Leadership Team, where I met so many wonderful people!
I will also be working with Transfer Orientation Students this August to get them acclimated to the Edgewood College community and making sure they go into the school year with a better attitude than mine! I look forward to meeting any and all new transfer students and their families and helping them realize Edgewood College will be the perfect place for them!