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About Us

Mission Statement:

New Student Orientation supports the successful transition of incoming students to the University of Northern Colorado through a collective effort of the campus community.


Student Objectives and Learning Outcomes:

Program Objectives:

  • New Student Orientation will provide programming and resources to support students’ successful transition to UNC.
  • New Student Orientation will provide students opportunities to connect with the UNC community.
  • New Student Orientation will create an environment for students begin to form friendships with other new students.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will identify resources available at UNC to address common challenges faced by new students during the transition to college.
  • Students will recognize their roles and responsibilities in and outside the classroom to become a successful member of the UNC community.
  • Students will report ways to get involved on campus that are meaningful to them.
  • Students will identify the basic academic requirements to successfully complete their degree.

 

Parents & Support People Objectives and Learning Outcomes:

Program Objectives:

  • New Student Orientation will make parents more knowledgeable about what UNC provides to support their students’ successful transition to college.
  • New Student Orientation will provide parents opportunities to connect with the UNC community. 
  • New Student Orientation will provide information to help parents adapt to their new role as a parent of a UNC college student.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Parents will identify resources available at UNC to address common challenges faced by new students during the transition to college.
  • Parents will recognize their student’s roles and responsibilities in and outside the classroom as a member of the UNC community.
  • Parents will understand how FERPA relates to them.
  • Parents will identify the basic academic requirements for their student to successfully complete their degree.

 

Community of Bears

We promote self-awareness and understanding of difference to create an environment in which all students, faculty, staff and community members are welcomed, valued, and affirmed in our UNC experience.

Community of Bears Learning Outcomes:

By participating in Community of Bears, students will begin to…

  • Explore self-awareness.
  • Consider how their decisions impact themselves and others.
  • Discover and create a sense of belonging.