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Beyond the Classroom

Two components of Fisher’s First-Year Program go beyond the classroom. Great Beginnings and Orientation help you learn the core values of the College, how to accept personal responsibility, and how to make healthy decisions related to the college experience.

These programs are also a great way to meet new friends and get comfortable on campus!

Great Beginnings Orientation

Great Beginnings is a half-day orientation session designed to introduce you and your families to life at Fisher. The program offers you the opportunity to meet with current students, faculty, staff, and freshman advisors.

You will attend sessions to familiarize yourself with the academic program, the First-Year Program, and other aspects of college life (clubs/activities, living on campus, athletics, scholar programs, etc.). There will be plenty of opportunities to have your questions answered, and to meet with other students entering in the fall.


A more intensive version of Great Beginnings, Orientation takes place in early September. This interactive, three-day program includes academic, social, and cultural activities.

Led by current students, Orientation gives you a chance to connect with other freshmen and returning students, learn about resources on campus, and establish a positive transition to your new home. It's the perfect way to welcome you and your fellow freshmen into the Fisher community.