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First Year Academic Advising Program


You are about to embark on a wonderful, exciting and mysterious adventure!  The START Center is here to help reduce some of the mystery of this adventure.  We are here to assist you in creating a path for this journey and academic advising is critical to your success along this path.  It is important during your entire journey but it is VITAL as you begin. 

The videos and links in the 'Steps for Registration' will prepare you for your first advising appointment. Work through all the videos and links and as you do so, jot down any ideas, questions or concerns you have so they can be addressed during your advising appointment.  Also please look through the First Year Program guide that you received in the mail and pick two or three Learning Communities that look interesting. The final video will explain how to schedule your first advising appointment.

STEPS FOR REGISTRATION with standard videos

STEPS FOR REGISTRATION with captioned videos

First Year Program

Westminster College recognizes the importance of a coordinated, dynamic, and successful first year for our students. In addition to our First Year Orientation program, we also offer Learning Communities for each student and a First Year Mentoring Program.

First Year Student Orientation

First Year Student Orientation is more than an orientation. It is an opportunity to join your future classmates in fun activities and informative discussions about what to expect at Westminster College.

New Student Important Contacts

List of departments and centers that new students need to know about.  The list includes a brief description of services and links to the department’s web page and the location on the map.

Outdoor Orientation Program

Start your Westminster experience with the Outdoor Recreation Program by exploring the Intermountain West's amazing wilderness with fellow students! The Outdoor Orientation occurs before and is a complement to the First-Year Student Orientation.


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