DEAN OF FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS
Incoming students have an important resource in Kate Schurick, Dean of First-Year Students. Part of a supportive and welcoming campus community that promotes growth, responsibility and leadership, Kate works with first-year students and their families to navigate social, academic and personal challenges. She collaborates closely with colleagues in all departments and offices to help students thrive during their first year and beyond.
DIRECTOR OF THE FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE
Aileen Schatz, Director of the First-Year Experience, helps ensure students enjoy a successful and meaningful transition to college life. She coordinates programming that increases a sense of belonging, promotes academic achievement and encourages the development of strong friendships and mentorships. The First-Year Experience at Union goes beyond traditional orientation. It continually provides engaging opportunities throughout the entire first year to give students the best possible foundation on which to build their undergraduate experience.
FIRST-GEN EXPERIENCE - TBA
This program has been designed to help first-generation students prepare for life on Union's campus. The program will include fun activities, outings, and information sessions to familiarize you with the Union Campus and local community. You will meet and develop friendships with other first-generation students and learn about the many resources available to you at Union. More information will follow via email.
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION - TBA