PREP sessions planned for incoming first-year students through June

Class of 2010 acclimates to campus through all-day registration and placement tests | June 1, 2006

Some bright new faces are visiting campus on Saturday, June 10, and Friday, June 16, as incoming freshmen explore the University during the Priority Registration Experience Program (PREP). Sponsored by the office of student success and retention, the program is a popular one, with 92 percent of the Class of 2009 attending last summer.

PREP is a day-long orientation program during which incoming freshmen take mathematics and foreign language placement tests, meet with academic advisors, register for fall classes, 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 is held in the Schiff Family Conference Center where Thomas Kennealy, S.J., associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Social Sciences, addresses students and parents. Students participate in a question-and-answer panel with current Xavier students and speak with representatives from offices across campus during an information fair to be 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.