Incoming First-year Students
Pre-fall Enrollment - Advising for first-year students begins prior to the first day of classes. Once you choose Le Moyne College, you receive a First-year Student Guide and access to an Online Advanced Registration Systems (OARS) that prepares you for a one-day "Summer Welcome" where you will meet your first-year advisor, develop a fall course schedule and take important placement tests. This pre-college program is primarily designed to acquaint you and your parents with the academic aspects of the first-year experience and to prepare them for an extended orientation when they return to campus in the fall.
Summer Welcome is followed by an extended, four-day "Fall Arrival" just prior to the beginning of classes in which first-year students get to know each other as well as our faculty, administrators, and student leaders before current students arrive. Fall Arrival is based on Le Moyne's four ideals of Spirit, Inquiry, Leadership, and Jesuit. On Inquiry Day, first-year students devote time to academic issues: advisement, discussion of their first-year Common Reading, meeting their personal librarian, and gaining an understanding of what is expected of them from their Academic Deans.
First Year of College - Le Moyne's First-year Advisement Program offers personalized advising within the major by faculty. If a student is undeclared, a professional advisor skilled in working with students who are exploring majors will be assigned. This personalized approach to advising assists first-year students in developing the skills necessary to make valuable decisions throughout their academic career and in their transition to college. Faculty in the student's major serve as the student's first-year advisor, creating opportunities for frequent interaction between advisor and advisee. First-year students who are undeclared have advisors specially skilled to assist them in self-assessment and major exploration.
Departmental Advising - The Departmental Advisement Program assigns faculty advisors to sophomores, juniors, seniors and transfer students. Each upper-division student is advised by the department chair of the major or a faculty designee of the chair. Transfer students who are undeclared are advised by the dean of academic and career advising or designee. Students who remain undeclared in their sophomore year may continue to be advised by either their first-year advisor or the dean.