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Topic: First-year

Schmidt ’21: The science of isolation and why first-years at Brown need more support

Columns, Opinions

Schmidt ’21: The science of isolation and why first-years at Brown need more support

April 5, 2021 0 comments

The first-year experience at Brown for the class of 2024 is unique in that its challenges are unlike anything many upperclassmen have experienced before, with one of the primary difficulties being social isolation from their peers, whom they have only been allowed to meet through Zoom.

Hong ’24: What culture shock can tell us about the first-year experience

Columns, Opinions

Hong ’24: What culture shock can tell us about the first-year experience

March 12, 2021 0 comments

As first-years’ midterms come and go, most of us feel stressed. For students like me who are on campus for our first full semester, midterm stress may be exacerbated by homesickness and irritability.

First years navigate transition to college during COVID

News, University News

First years navigate transition to college during COVID

February 17, 2021 0 comments

On Tuesday, members of the University’s class of 2024 proceeded up College Street and through the historic Van Wickle gates that mark the entrance to Brown’s campus, engaging in a ritual that only takes place twice a year to herald the entrance of first years and the exit of graduating seniors.

Online orientation events included the President’s Welcome, the Campus Resource Fair, the Culture of Consent and Community Care and Speed Friending online.

News, University News

Brown’s First-Year Orientation transitions to an online format

February 2, 2021 0 comments

Every year, the University typically hosts in-person orientation programs for incoming first-years to learn about academics and extracurriculars as well as meet other students. But this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Quiet Period restrictions, the orientation moved to a virtual format.

Hong ’24 and De Padova ’24: Reflections on First-Year Fall

Op-eds, Opinions

Hong ’24 and De Padova ’24: Reflections on First-Year Fall

November 19, 2020 0 comments

Taking my first college class, a seminar on essay writing, completely online has left me wondering how different my experience was from an in-person one. I found myself even less motivated than I was my last semester of high school when the pandemic first hit.

The virtual Meiklejohn advising program has adapted to individual student needs, presenting some challenges for first-years as they begin college.

News, University News

Meiklejohn Program remotely welcomes Brown’s first-years

October 21, 2020 0 comments

Although first-years will not arrive on College Hill until at least the spring semester due to the coronavirus pandemic, the University’s Meiklejohn Program is currently working remotely to prepare and mentor the class of 2024 for life at Brown.

First-year students will come to campus during the spring and summer semesters of Brown's tri-semester model.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

First-years balance excitement, concern over delayed arrival on campus

July 13, 2020 0 comments

The class of 2024 has to wait a little longer. After an unorthodox high school senior spring and an uncertain summer, first-years will not study on campus for the fall semester.

Ren ’23: On feeling cold

Columns, Opinions

Ren ’23: On feeling cold

November 21, 2019 Comments are Disabled

I am your California stereotype: a warm-weather weakling who cannot handle any temperature under 50 degrees Fahrenheit. I shiver at the slightest breeze. A beanie is perpetually glued to my head.

Lehrer-Small ’20: Promoting digital literacy through a first-year computing requirement

Columns, Opinions

Lehrer-Small ’20: Promoting digital literacy through a first-year computing requirement

November 13, 2019 Comments are Disabled

For most of my career at Brown, I was a computer science naysayer. As an underclassman, I thought the only reason to learn to code was to pursue jobs at tech giants like Google or Facebook.

Han ’23: If you’re feeling like an impostor, I’m right there with you

Op-eds, Opinions

Han ’23: If you’re feeling like an impostor, I’m right there with you

October 10, 2019 1 comment

The period of transition into college is different for everyone, but for most, Brown is an entirely new world.