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by Abi DobsonStudent Contributor

On June 18, Alice Lloyd College hosted the incoming class of 2026 and their families for Summer Orientation. President Joe Stepp and Director of Enrollment Management Tori Nairn welcomed students and families with speeches. They were also led through a series of assemblies by Women’s Basketball Coach John Mills on what to expect during their freshman year and some basic information about ALC, such as professional dress, convocation programs, and work-study programs. Tori stated, “We hoped to have curbed those freshman jitters and can’t wait to see everyone in August!”

Students were led on tours in small groups to get to know their future home and were allowed to be quizzed on the location of certain buildings and offices when the tour was over. Then, to get to know each other better, they participated in a series of games that led to lunch on the meadow provided by the Hunger Din, where students and their families rested from the events and socialized. Finally, students visited the clubs and organization booths to see what extracurricular activities they may want to join on campus. Brittney Owens, Director of Career Services, helped show students around and informed them of ways they could be involved with their career path on campus. She states, “It was an amazing experience to welcome students and their families to campus.” After the day, incoming freshman Deanna Craft shared, “I feel like I am home.”