First Year Transition & Support
Embarking on your college career is an exciting step. Our First Year Team works closely with you before and during your first year to help you identify support, get connected and settle in at McDaniel. The Center for Experience & Opportunity (CEO) is the hub of this on-going support and is responsible for overseeing orientation programs, peer leader support programs, and additional first year programming in support of the McDaniel Commitment. And of course, they are available to help you navigate your first year. If you're not sure where to start, they are your first stop.
Your First Year Experience
Fall 2023 New Student Orientation Taking Your First Steps on The Hill
Fall 2023 Involvement Fair
Ready to Roll First Year Programming We're With You Each Step
Your First Steps on the Hill McDaniel Local The McDaniel Commitment
An Introduction to Academics First Year Seminar Connect With a Faculty Member
The Impact of First Year Programming
The Student Outreach Network
Meet our Team Lisa Lebo Associate Director of the First Year Experience
I have a soft spot in my heart for first-year students, and I could not be happier in my role as the Associate Director of the First Year Experience and Transition Programs. I am responsible for planning and executing all of the events that relate to the first-year experience, including summertime Local sessions, New Student Orientation, the First Look series in the First Year Seminar (FYS), Jan term's "My Design," and other year-round programming. I also hire and train all of the Local leaders and FYS peer mentors. I am fortunate enough that I still get to be in the classroom as an instructor, too, and I teach both an FYS course that I designed as well as a section of My Design.