Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Frequently Asked Questions

The following are questions that new and transfer students frequently ask about Wheaton and CORE June. Click on the question to see the answer.

  • What happens at CORE June?
    CORE June is your chance to familiarize yourself with Wheaton before August and the entire campus community returns from summer break. When you arrive a group of staff and student leaders will be at the Check-In tables at the residence halls to welcome you and so you can easily drop off your belongings in your room. The June program then allows you to experience Wheaton campus life, attend presentations and participate in events. You will meet with faculty advisers, connect to CORE Student Leaders, and begin to build your class schedule. There will also be social activities to help you meet other incoming students and connect on a more personal level.
  • Is it required that I attend CORE June?
    While it is not required, it is strongly encouraged that all incoming freshmen students attend. Students that attend CORE June are more at ease and comfortable at Wheaton!
  • What if I can not attend the CORE June program?
    We anticipate that some students/families will not be able to attend in June, but we ask that you complete the RSVP form and reserve your class t-shirt. We will be in touch during the summer to catch you up and will welcome you with open arm in August.
  • Can I arrive early or late for the CORE June program?
    Unless you have an unusual circumstance, please plan to arrive on time. Wheaton staff is busily preparing for your arrival and won't be ready for you until the morning of the program. Also, because of the importance of each session, arriving late is not recommended.
  • Can I get to Wheaton via public transportation?
    Yes! Even though our local bus system operates on a modified summer schedule, you can still utilize public transportation. We will post a public transportation guide in May.
  • What should I bring/pack for CORE June?
    For the June program, you only need a change of clothes and toiletries. Click here for a quick packing checklist.
  • What is a(n) AC, RA, Preceptor and CORE Leader?
    An AC (Area Coordinator) is a professional staff member responsible for the management of campus residence halls. You will meet them in June. RAs (Resident Advisor) and Preceptors are trained student staff to assist students in campus living and academic life, respectively. You will be assigned your RA & Preceptor before your arrive in August.  During CORE June, you will meet CORE Leaders which serve is both the RA & Preceptor capacity during CORE June.

 

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