All students carrying nine or more credits who are in their first semester at AIC are required to attend the Week One Orientation. This week of instruction, information, and fellowship takes place during the week before registration each semester. Any exception to this requirement must be approved by the Vice-President of Student Development.
Accepted students will receive a letter from the Vice-President of Student Development with relevant information and instructions to prepare them for arrival. Sections of the Student Handbook that could be useful (e.g. dorm life, dress code) will be enclosed, as well as contact information. The expected arrival time will be stressed, so that new students and their families will understand the importance of getting the best possible start.
The Week One Orientation is designed to give the maximum amount of exposure and experience possible to the new AIC student, before classes begin. It should be clearly understood that Week One is the new student’s actual first week of college, and is not optional.
In developing the orientation program and its content, the College combines what we know about the First Year Experience (FYE) in general, and about AIC students specifically, to give our students the best “quick start” possible on their college experience.