Join Other Entering First Year Students for STEP, July 10-28, 2017
Come join us for Mitchell College’s Student Transition Enrichment Program (STEP) designed to introduce you to college life prior to your entrance as a first-year student. With an academic core surrounded by fun activities, STEP prepares students for college-level work and college-style living. Our program is all inclusive in design. You will earn college credits, build college readiness skills through workshops and classes, live in our residence halls, and enjoy meals created by Mitchell’s campus chefs. You’ll meet friends who will share the college years with you, enjoy activities planned by Mitchell College’s vibrant Campus Life team and have down-time to explore our local beaches and all that “Mystic Country”, Connecticut’s vacation destination, has to offer.
Important Dates: Move in is July 9 and the program begins on July 10.
Registration: Registration for STEP begins in mid-April.
My experience in STEP really gave me a “sneak-peek” into what college is really like, and the chance to get used to the campus so I wouldn’t be 'clueless' during my actual first college semester!
STEP participant, Summer 2015
A few words on fit.
"Fit” is the modern buzzword of the college search process. And frankly, rightly so. As you consider your college experience, we encourage you to look for a place that feels right. It’s also a good idea to make a list of the qualities and characteristics that make a college and you a winning combination.
If you are looking for a college that:
Gets to know and understand each student as a uniquely talented individual
Identifies potential and encourages students in very intentional ways
Fosters growth in each student, giving them a foundation for life and career success
Is small enough to deliver on the promise of a personalized experience
Goes beyond “career services” and offers a progressive 4-year career development model, partnering with local businesses and nonprofits for professional experience
Promotes an inclusive culture that encourages students to experiment in new clubs and activities
Is nationally recognized for its academic support systems, from professional content tutors (not students) to proven comprehensive support for students with learning differences
Connects students to service opportunities that impact their world
Is in a location that offers access to New England’s natural places and some of America’s greatest cities