New Pre-Orientation Program: First Year Retreat Experience

Goal 2

What is it?

The First Year Retreat and Experience, a new pre-orientation program for “under-resourced” first years, hosted an event entitled “Make This Yours: Forging Community on Campus”. The event took place at the Smith Campus Center and was a showcase of student performances, to “celebrate belonging in the context of identity and intersectionality at Harvard.”

What goal(s) does it connect to?  

Goal 2: Academic, Professional, and Social Integration

  • Goal 2.4: Improved mentoring

Goal 4: Inclusive Values, Symbols, and Spaces

  • Goal 4.1: Community

Why is it important?

The event brings together students with similar backgrounds for a night of celebrating inclusion to ensure that all Harvard students understood they belong to Harvard both academically and socially.

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