University plans PREP sessions for incoming freshmen

Class of 2009 acclimated to campus through all-day registration program and placement tests | June 1, 2005

Some bright new faces made their way around campus in May and June for the Priority Registration Experience Program (PREP) sponsored by the office of student success and retention. Last year 92 percent of the Class of 2008 attended PREP.

PREP is a day-long orientation program during which incoming freshmen meet with academic advisors, register for fall classes, take mathematics and foreign language placement tests, receive student ALL Cards, meet with financial aid and work-study counselors, and become acclimated to Xavier’s campus. Parents participate both with and separate from the freshmen in various informational sessions.

The program was held in the Schiff Family Conference Center where Thomas Kennealy, S.J., dean of the college of arts and sciences, addresses students and parents. Students participated in a question-and-answer panel with current Xavier students and spoke with representatives from offices across campus during an information fair held on the concourse of the Cintas Center. PREP aims to answer all questions that incoming students and their parents have before classes start.

For more information, contact the office of retention services at 800 344-4698, ext. 3036, 513 745-3036 or at www.xavier.edu/retention_services/prep.htm.