Some bright new faces made their way around campus on Friday, June 13, as the office of retention services held the second to last Priority Registration Experience Program (PREP) for the incoming class of 2007. 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 in the Cintas Center. Thomas Kennealy, S.J., dean of the college of arts and sciences, addressed the students and parents, and students also participated in a question-and-answer panel with current Xavier students. There was an information fair on the concourse of the Cintas Center where the students could speak with representatives from offices across campus and become acquainted with their services. PREP aims to answer all questions that incoming students and their parents have before classes start. This year 96 percent of the class of 806 incoming freshmen are participating in five different PREP sessions. Friday's PREP welcomed 129 students. There are 139 students signed up for the final PREP day on Saturday, June 21. For more information, contact the office of retention services at 800 344-4698, ext. 3036, 513 745-3036.