Bachelor of Arts
College orientation, Higher education, Transfer students, New students, History of college orientation
The aim of this honors thesis was to compare the first-year and transfer student experience during orientation at Oberlin College in the Fall of 2007. The research aimed to examine a population that is not typically included in conceptualizing college orientation, to understand how transfer students and first-years differently experience the freshman-centric atmosphere on-campus during orientation and to provide a complete outline of how orientation can best support all new students. The transfer student during orientation represents a blending of first-year and upperclassman characteristics because they must experience the first-year-centric environment but they have previous college experience. How can the transfer student population be best served during orientation at Oberlin College?
Caplan, Jamie Fay, "College Orientation for the First-Year and Transfer Student Populations: How Can the Needs of Both Groups Be Simultaneously Met During Orientation and Beyond?" (2008). Honors Papers. 432.