Mission and Goals

New Student Orientation Mission Statement

The Niagara University New Student Orientation program supports new students in their transition to university life on campus. The primary goal for Orientation is to provide various opportunities for new students to learn about college from current student leaders that serve as orientation leaders (OLs) and orientation assistants (OAs), Niagara staff, and the campus community. Many of the programs within orientation are designed specifically to help new students connect with each other so they can begin to make friends and be comfortable with their surroundings.

Goals and Objectives for New Student Orientation

The purpose of the New Student Orientation program at Niagara is to prepare students to be  successful by:

  • Providing information and resources that will allow students to make informed and appropriate academic plans and healthy social choices.
  • Creating a welcoming environment that builds a sense of community among the incoming class and connects them to faculty, staff and other students.
  • Providing a framework for four years of success both inside and outside the classroom.