We believe it is critical to deliver important ideas which empower parents to better support their students as they arrive on campus, which is why we created New Student Orientation in partnership with CAMPUSPEAK and their talented team of speakers. We came together to bring a virtual orientation program directly to you, wherever you are!

The program features experts giving impactful 5-minute ideas on the following important concepts for new students:

Born Gifted (Nisan Trotter): Revealing your unique gifts and talents to accelerate excellence

Campus Involvement (Dan Faill): Strategies for meaningful engagement in fulfilling activities

Eating Healthy in College (Talia Pollock): Empowering students to reach their highest potential through eating healthy

Grit (Saul Flores): Navigating difficult times to achieve your personal best.

Sex & Consent (Dr. Lori Bednarchik): Direct and authentic conversations about sex and consent.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health (Lauren Cook): Maintaining positive mental health in college and beyond

The Power of Inclusion (Chevara Orrin): Leaning into, and learning from inclusion

Alcohol & Other Drugs (Bobby Gordon): An honest conversation about alcohol and other drugs

Dating and Relationships in College (Rachel DeAlto): Habits and strategies for building authentic connections and meaningful relationships

Bystander Intervention (Tim Mousseau): Helping students understand sexual violence and empowering efforts to combat it

Civic Engagement (Samantha Ramirez-Herrera): Empowering students to engage civically

Leadership and Achieving Goals (Alex Weber): Inspiring a game plan to establish personal goals to achieve dreams

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to New Student Orientation!

    • Welcome to New Student Orientation! (Kaylon Bradford)

  • 2

    Pre-Program Questions

    • Pre-Program Questions

  • 3

    Born Gifted

    • Born Gifted (Nisan Trotter)

  • 4

    Campus Involvement

    • Campus Involvement (Dan Faill)

  • 5

    Eating Healthy in College

    • Eating Healthy in College (Talia Pollock)

  • 6


    • Grit (Saul Flores)

  • 7

    Sex & Consent

    • Sex & Consent (Dr. Lori Bednarchik)

  • 8

    Taking Care of Your Mental Health

    • Taking Care of Your Mental Health (Lauren Cook)

  • 9

    The Power of Inclusion

    • The Power of Inclusion (Chevara Orrin)

  • 10

    Alcohol & Other Drugs

    • Alcohol & Other Drugs (Bobby Gordon)

  • 11

    Dating and Relationships in College

    • Dating and Relationships in College (Rachel DeAlto)

  • 12

    Bystander Intervention

    • Bystander Intervention (Tim Mousseau)

  • 13

    Civic Engagement

    • Civic Engagement (Samantha Ramirez-Herrera)

  • 14

    Leadership & Achieving Goals

    • Leadership & Achieving Goals (Alex Weber)

  • 15

    Post-Program Questions

    • Post-Program Questions