Student Transition Enrichment Program

July 9-28, 2017



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Join Other Entering First Year Students for STEP, July 9-28, 2017

Entering first-year students are invited to join us on campus this summer for STEP (Student Transition Enrichment Program). This unique 20-day program features an academic core surrounded by fun and engaging activities. You will earn college credits, build college readiness skills through workshops and classes, live in our residence halls — and all your meals are included. You’ll meet friends who will share the college years with you and enjoy evening and weekend programs planned by Mitchell College’s energetic Campus Life team. Plus you’ll get to play on our area beaches in the height of the summer season!

Important Dates:
July 9: Move-in
July 10: STEP Courses Begin
July 28: Culminating Capstone Presentation (families invited) and Move-out

Cost – $5600

Block Courses – Culminating in a Capstone Project

During the 3 week program, students will take learning technologies in hand and gain insight into how they will be using these tools in college. By creating projects connected to courses in Yoga, Waterfront Sports and Digital Photography, students will get hands-on experience with a variety of personal and campus technologies, culminating in a fun capstone presentation which will be open to the students’ families on the last day of STEP.

Total of 3 Credits

Week 1 | PE - Finding Your Balance through Waterfront Sports

Together we’ll explore an introductory course in yoga and SUP (stand-up paddle boarding).

Week 2 | Arts - The Art of Digital Photography

Students will learn techniques in digital photography and open up a new creative world as we explore subjects in our unique waterfront location.

Week 3 | Technology - Exploring Learning Technologies

Working with a technology professor, students will be exposed to many of the College’s learning technologies, utilizing them to execute a final capstone “infomercial” project which they will then present to their peers and family on the final day of STEP.


Some examples of the workshops we will be offering during STEP:

Executive Functioning
Staying Healthy and Well in College
Advising for Readiness
Research-based Exploration

Ecosystem Adventures Kayak Tour with New England Science and Sailing (NESS)*
*NOTE: This workshop (3 sessions) is optional and carries an additional fee of $100

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!

Sofia Rinaldi
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




…Mitchell College delivers in a powerful way.

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