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"Keystone’s unique orientation program"


Preparing for your first year of college is never an easy task. There’s so much to do and so many questions and concerns. For many students, the whole process seems a bit overwhelming. 

But Keystone’s unique orientation program alleviates much of the uncertainty students feel as they begin their college experience. In fact, the Keystone Compass Orientation Program helps students form friendships that last through their entire college career.

The two-part program consists of a Mapping Day during the summer and an overnight Keystone Compass Adventure Program just prior to the start of classes, August 21 - 23, 2014. For mapping days, students and parents spend a fun day on campus to meet with faculty and learn more about course scheduling, financial aid and other important items to help “map” their first semester at Keystone. 

Then, just before the official start of classes, incoming freshman students participate in a three-day, two-night off-campus adventure program specially designed to form friendships and encourage team spirit. Students have their choice of participating in a wide range of activities such as hiking, canoeing, camping, and creative writing.

These adventures enable classmates to discover the importance of working as a team while building friendships and preparing for college life. In fact, many students say Compass prepared them to be on-campus leaders during their entire Keystone career.

Learn More about Keystone Compass.

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