Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Marshall Center for Intercultural Learning

Campus Life

Pre-Orientation

Who comes to Intercultural Pre-Orientation?

(This program is offered free of charge.)

Our students come from a wide range of areas, from urban cities to rural towns, metropolitan suburbs to Caribbean islands. They are Arizonans, New Englanders, Southern Virginians, Northern Californians, Hawaiians, Pakistanis, Haitians, Chinese Americans, Latinos, Native Americans and stem from many other regions and cultures.

Our program is particularly relevant for students from traditionally underrepresented groups/backgrounds. We provide an opportunity for our students to get acclimated with a new and often unfamiliar environment, while meeting members of the college community who will share a common Wheaton experience in the years to come.

Intercultural Learning

As part of an increasingly multicultural community, our aim is to provide the college with an inclusive and diversified approach to educating Wheaton students, each of whom contributes to creating and sustaining our diversity. The program provides students an opportunity to dialogue and discuss issues of difference, acceptance, and intercultural learning. These skills are critical to your success at Wheaton and beyond.

What happens at Pre-Orientation?

  • Meet new and returning students
  • Academic workshops & info sessions with staff, faculty and students
  • Learn about resources available to you on campus
  • Settle into your room early
  • Fun games and challenge course activities

What are the benefits?

When you register for Pre-Orientation you'll get an early start at:

  • strong campus connections
  • leadership development
  • community building
  • intercultural exploration
  • establishing a network of peer support

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