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Transitions Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do you have any further information on the daily timing/schedule for the Transitions Program and New Student Orientation?

The schedules for both programs will be released in an August communication.

Q. Can I take my child out to dinner during the Transitions Program?

No. To ensure that Transitions Program participants have a premier community building and bonding experience, students are not allowed to sign out off campus between September 2-4. They may sign out, however, once the Transitions Program ends on September 4, but they must return by the start of New Student Orientation at 10:00 a.m. on September 6.

Q. Can my child stay overnight in my hotel room but still participate in the Transitions Program?

No. To ensure that Transitions Program participants have a premier community building and bonding experience, students are not allowed to sign out off campus between September 2-4. They may sign out, however, once the Transitions Program ends on September 4, but they must return by the start of New Student Orientation at 10:00 a.m. on September 6.

Q. Does my child have to move out between the end of the Transitions Program on September 4 and the beginning of New Student Orientation on September 6?

For day students, when the Transitions Program ends, there will be a designated move-out time on the morning of September 4. They must return to campus for New Student Orientation that begins at 10:00 a.m. on September 6. New Student Orientation is a non-residential program for day students.

For boarding students, when the Transitions Program ends, there is no need to move out. Boarders will have moved into their assigned rooms for the year on September 2. Boarding students may sign out off campus, however, between September 4 and September 6. They must return to campus by the start of New Student Orientation at 10:00 a.m. on September 6.

Q. Which parts of the orientation programs are residential?

The International Student and Family Welcome, which runs August 31-September 1, is non-residential. Only students who travel unaccompanied by a parent/guardian to Milton will be housed August 31-September 1.

The Transitions Program, which runs September 2-4, is residential for boarding and day students of color and international students.

New Student Orientation, which runs September 6-7, is residential only for boarding students.

Q. If I attend the Transitions Family Welcome on September 2, do I need to return for the New Student and Family Welcome on September 6?

No. The parent programming is the same on both dates.

Q. My child is an international student, but has a lot of familiarity with US culture due to our frequent travel/current schooling. Should they participate in the International Student and Family Welcome and the Transitions Program?

Each child’s needs are different. International students who identify as students of color as well as those seeking to understand US culture and context should attend Transitions.

 

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