Genesis is a fall pre-orientation program for underrepresented students and their families

This optional pre-orientation program is designed for underrepresented students, including students of color and students who are the first in their families to attend a four-year college. Genesis will help you become familiar with the resources available to help you transition to college.

Genesis is held one day before other first-year students arrive. Enrolled students who have self-identified as members of an underrepresented group may fill out the reservation form on the Online Enrollment Guide accessed through CamelWeb. The deadline to sign up is July 1, and since space is limited, reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Genesis includes workshops and activities addressing team-building, support networks, academic success, financial wellness and cross-cultural understanding. 

Participants will move into their rooms in the morning before workshops begin.

Genesis includes a segment for parents and guardians, giving them an opportunity to meet with the academic deans and administrators from various offices on campus.

Genesis is highly recommended, but not mandatory.

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