Orientation Update

Below is a message that recently went out to the incoming first-year class along with the updated orientation schedule. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Hello Class of 2024!

Please find the updated orientation schedule now that the College has made the decision to move online for the fall term. A majority of this schedule will now take place in your orientation groups team that you have been using to communicate with your peer leader and seminar group. Your peer leader should have also reached out to you about setting up a third call to further talk through this schedule and how we will be utilizing Teams on those days.

In addition to the orientation experience taking place on Teams, all documents and videos that you will need to watch that day will also be found in the 2020 Orientation Groups Team under the “Files” tab. Over the course of this week and leading up to orientation, you will see more documents there. Please check back often.

Finally, while we understand that this virtual experience might not have been what we all had been hoping for, we can promise that there is much to look forward to, both in orientation and beyond. By the beginning of next week, we will also be providing you with the link to develop your own unique orientation experience on Saturday, September 12. This will be a great opportunity for you to begin to make the connections and find the groups and people that make Kalamazoo College such a special place. Please take advantage of this day and continue to reach out to your peer leaders with any questions you might have.

We can’t wait to see you soon!

Jon Collier
Director of Student Activities

Dana Jansma
Senior Associate Dean of Students