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College Transition Program

If you are a first-generation college student, student of color, student eligible for the Pell grant, or student invited to Passport, you are invited to take part in a program to help ease your transition to Holy Cross. As a member of the inaugural class of the College Transition Program (CTP), you will be part of the first group to participate in this new program! 

Dates: July 6 – Aug. 29, 2020

As a participant of the College Transition Program you will form relationships with your peers, be assigned a peer mentor, and have a connection to a staff mentor. Our hope is that this program will jumpstart your affinity for the College and sense of belonging before starting in the fall.

Over the course of eight weeks, you will familiarize yourself with College resources and the network of key personnel who are committed to your success, a supportive peer network, and habits to enhance your academic success, e.g., effective studying, self-discipline, time management and academic skills in writing. Lastly, you will have opportunities to reflect on your identity and how you plan to lead in your journey at Holy Cross. You will engage in one-on-one discussions with a peer mentor, in small group sessions and large group workshops/events. For the summer of 2020, all discussions and events will be held virtually. 

The College Transition Program will run July 6 – Aug. 29, 2020. This program will run alongside Summer Gateways. There is no cost to participate in this program. Participation will involve roughly two to three hours per week. 

Schedule

Here is an overview of the program schedule:

Week 1 (July 9, 4-6 p.m. ET): Welcome - Meet the College Transition Program Staff
Week 2 (July 16, 3-5 p.m. ET): Meeting with your small group and College Transition Program mentor
Week 3 (July 23, 3-5 p.m. ET): College Transition Program all program meeting
Week 4 (July 30, 3-5 p.m. ET): Meeting with your small group and College Transition Program mentor
Week 5 (Aug. 6, 3-5 p.m. ET): College Transition Program all program meeting
Week 6 (Aug. 13, 3-5 p.m. ET): Meeting with your small group and College Transition Program mentor
Week 7 (Aug. 20, 3-5 p.m. ET): College Transition Program all program meeting
Week 8 (Aug. 27, 3-5 p.m. ET): Celebrating the College Transition Program and welcome to the Fall

Goals

  • Students will develop familiarity with the College’s mission, resources and the network of key personnel
  • Students will develop a supportive peer network and build a peer community to enhance self-confidence within an academically challenging environment
  • Students will develop habits to enhance their academic success, e.g., effective studying, self-discipline, time management and academic skills in writing
  • Students will reflect on questions focused on identity and leadership development

Registration

Register by Friday, June 26