How to Make a Strong Start at Meredith College

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Meredith welcomed the Class of 2018 to campus on Saturday, August 16, 2014. The class is one of the largest in the College’s history, and is the first to experience StrongPoints™, an innovative advising and personal coaching model that will be a defining element of the Meredith educational experience.

To help new students make a strong start to their Meredith College experience, we asked campus leaders to share advice on how to be successful students.

StrongPoints Director Candice Webb
“Take advantage of StrongPoints, which is all about you. Through StrongPoints, students will make the most of their Meredith experience. It is intended to help students identify their strengths and apply those strengths to be engaged in meeting their goals.”

Director of Retention and Student Success Brandon Stokes
“Get to know as many faculty and staff as possible.  We are all excited to meet and get to know you, as we certainly remember what it was like to be a new student in college.  The great thing about Meredith is that you have so many people waiting to give you good advice.  All you have to do is ask!”

Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations Halie Sue Clifton, ’11
“Get uncomfortable by putting yourself in a new, positive situation with people you might not know. Do not sit around and expect opportunities to fall into your lap.  Go out and do things; get involved and meet people! Meredith and the surrounding community have so much to offer.” 

Director of Residence Life Heidi LeCount
“Don’t wait for opportunities – look for them!  Find one or two things that interest you and get involved in them but don’t take on too much.  Figure out what time management techniques work for you and stick to them.”

Director of Vann & Stringfield Residence Halls Rebekah Gardner, ’10
“Every student has her own timeline for adjusting to college and adapting to Meredith life. No two students will adjust the same so don't compare your journey to another. Some students might meet their best friends during orientation. For others it might take getting involved in a club or tradition to feel at home at Meredith. Just take a deep breath and know you are creating your own future and the timing will fall into place throughout the year.”

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