Easing the transition for new arrivals
|Veteran students and residential staff greeted new boys and their parents at the campus gate on Sunday, Aug. 31. We don’t underestimate the challenge of moving into a new community. The current students on hand to help new boys move into their new room fully understand the challenge of moving away from home, of meeting a roommate for the first time and in the case of some students – becoming accustomed to using the English language as the means of conversing with 87 new brothers.
We know this is also a stressful time for parents. Residential staff are prepared to assist every family that’s coming to terms with the fact that their most prized possession is taking an important step along the road to adulthood. The journey through adolescence is never easy; we’re grateful to every family that allows UCC the opportunity to assist their son’s academic, co-curricular and social development. The partnership truly started when the luggage arrived on campus; we look forward to developing a strong relationship with every parent in the years to come. As the saying goes: it takes a village to raise a boy!