Marian University strives to assist students in their transition to college. Two
programs that assist with this are:
SOAR (Student Orientation and Academic Registration) introduces
new students to what it means to be a college student at Marian University. Sessions
are presented about the advising process, registration for classes, expectations
and responsibilities as a student. This one-day program occurs April through July.
Students choose one session to attend. The event is sponsored by the Office of Admission,
the Office of Mission and Engagement, and the Office of Academic Affiars.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Office of Admission at (920)923-7650.
Sabre Welcome/New Student Orientation is a follow-up program
to SOAR. This event begins the weekend before the start of classes. This
program is for both residential and commuter students guiding them to adjust to
campus, learning how to be a successful student at Marian, and assisting them in
meeting their peers. The focus of the welcome event is to introduce the student
to the Mission and Values of Marian through interactive activities and sessions.
In addition, the students are introduced to the University community by participating
in an Opening Pinning Ceremony. Family and friends are invited to this ceremony
Please visit the Office of Student Engagement website for more information.
All members of the Marian community are constantly working to create a community
of learners. Academic success is one outcome. Students need to set expectations
and goals in regards to their academic future. A variety of programs are conducted
throughout the semester to help address the academic needs of the first-year students.
All first-year students are required to take First-Year Seminar (GEN 101), a 3 credit
course that assists to students with their college transition and success. The course
focuses on critical thinking, critical reading, and critical questioning while exploring
the topic of socially responsible action. In addition, students are introduced to
Strengths Quest, a program that explores students' strengths and talents.
Paul and Elder Critical Thinking Model
Students in GEN 101 explore critical thinking with the use of the Paul and Elder
Critical Thinking Model. To learn more about this model please visit the Paul and
Elder website: www.criticalthinking.org
Students are encouraged to use the great academic resources available at the college.
These resources are available to the students at no cost. The key to success is
being able to ask for help. Below are a variety of Offices who serve as resources
First year students are encouraged to seek out venues for academic success: