Pfeiffer Journey

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    Pfeiffer Journey Program

    We’re committed to your success!

    The Pfeiffer Journey program—designed to help students navigate the transition to college life and all its expectations—offers access to the tools you’ll need to manage your four-year Pfeiffer experience—and beyond. Whether you’ve decided on a major—or like the majority of students are “undecided” at first, the Pfeiffer Journey program will give you new things to think about, encourage you to stretch beyond the ways you currently define yourself and introduce you to academic and career options you hadn’t considered.

    With a focus on addressing the “whole student,” Pfeiffer Journey offers a level of coaching and mentoring rarely found in an undergraduate setting:

    • Our first-year experience includes connecting you to faculty coaches and peer mentors who are trained to guide from and make sure your academics are on track. You’ll enroll in Pfeiffer Journey, a 3-credit class for all freshmen that introduces you to the tips and tools that will enhance your class work, residence hall experience and participation in campus activities.
    • New for 2014: Sophomores participate in Sophomore Retreat, a summer experience that picks up where the freshman experience ends to address the unique needs of second-year students, offering a great way to renew your commitment to yourself and your future.
    • Future Opportunities: As the Pfeiffer Journey program grows, students will participate for all four years at Pfeiffer to continue meeting the needs of students as they prepare to graduate and enter the world of work or decide to continue their education at the graduate levels

    Questions?

    Contact: Deborah Burris

    Assistant Professor of Communication

    (704) 463-3358

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  • Fall Programs

    New Student Orientation
    Orientation at Pfeiffer begins just before the start of each semester and allows new students the opportunity to get acquainted to campus, meet new friends, finalize registration, prepare for classes, and find out about all that Pfeiffer has to offer.

    Pfeiffer Journey 
    The first year experience course offered to all incoming students preparing them for ongoing academic success and successful transition into the Pfeiffer community.  This graduation requirement is offered with a 2-hour course in the fall focused on self-exploration and academic preparation and a 1-hour course in the spring focused on choosing a major and preparing for a career.  Each student will be matched with both a Mentor who serves as a faculty advisor and a Peer Mentor who supports each student both inside and outside of the classroom.

    Convocation
    This community-wide formal event takes place wihtin the first month of the fall semester and serves to officially welcome the freshman class into the Pfeiffer Community.

    Spring Programs

    Accepted Student Day
    Twice a year, students who have been accepted to Pfeiffer are given the opportunity to visit campus and take the first steps to becoming an official member of the Pfeiffer community. To register for our next ASD event, visit the Admissions page.

    During this one-day event, typically ocurring in April and July, students complete:

    • Student ID Card Photos
    • Campus Tour, including Residence Halls
    • Individual Academic Advising Preparing Class Schedule
    Passages
    On the last day of class in the spring semester, the entire campus community comes together to celebrate the successful completion of the first year of college life for the freshman class.

  • Date: August 16-18
    Location: Camp Caraway, Asheboro, N.C.
    Cost: All expenses paid

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    This is a renewing camping experience with fellow sophomores to prepare for the school year with reflection, challenges and fun.

    While we cover so many things to connect you to the university experience and to the Pfeiffer community in your first year, we believe that a pause at the beginning of your second year would be a welcome way to renew your commitment to yourself and your future. We now offer the sophomore retreat to strengthen the Pfeiffer Journey to allow the time and space to consider your needs for this second leg of the journey.

    Join us in this pilot retreat! After checking into your room, you will escape to Camp Caraway only 40 minutes from campus.

    Let us know as soon as possible if you would like to be among the first group to participate in the sophomore retreat! We will only be able to accommodate 25 in this first-time event.

    For more information, contact:

    Deborah Burris 
    Assistant Professor of Communication 
    (704) 463-3358 
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Latest News

Homecoming 2014 : "Connected: We are Pfeiffer"

Freddie FalconPfeiffer University’s 2014 Homecoming celebration, “Connected: We Are Pfeiffer,” will take place Thurs., Oct. 2 through Sat., Oct. 4 on Pfeiffer’s Misenheimer campus. The weekend’s schedule includes a variety of celebratory events, dedications, milestone year class reunions, athletics and several free family-oriented opportunities for alumni, current students and the entire community.

For a complete schedule of events, reunions and athletics events and information about those requiring advance registration, visit www.pfeiffer.edu/homecoming2014.

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Alcoa Foundation grant to support STEM summer camps

Alcoa FoundationOn Sept. 9, the Alcoa Foundation presented Pfeiffer University a check for $20,000, representing a recently-awarded grant to support STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) camps to take place in summer 2015 for 100 local students in grades K-12.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in mathematics and interested in a STEM career—and only about half of those who pursue a college major in a STEM field choose to work in a related career. Currently, the U.S. is ranked 25th globally in mathematics and 17th in science among industrialized nations.

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