We’re so excited to welcome the Class of 2028 to Alma College for Becoming a Scot Day! Whether you’re a first-year student or transferring to Alma, your first year here on campus has potential to be great — and a big part of making that a reality is being prepared for it.

At Becoming a Scot Day, you’ll meet people involved in the campus life and academic aspects of Alma College. They’ll teach you about resources the college offers and how you can take advantage of them. This will help you to become more familiar with campus and make a smooth transition to Alma.

Here are some more specific things you can expect to find at Becoming a Scot Day:

Meaningful connections: We often hear from graduating seniors who tell us the thing they will miss most about Alma College are the connections that are built here. That all starts at Becoming a Scot Day, where you’ll be able to make friends with your fellow incoming and upperclass students alike. Parents, there are networking opportunities for you, too!

A preview of your everyday life: Some of the most common questions we hear from incoming students: Where will I eat? Where will I sleep? We see you! There are plenty of discussions about housing, dining, campus safety and extracurricular activities. There is also an opportunity to go inside of our residence halls, so that you can visualize your future room.

A little taste of everything Alma offers: This is your opportunity to try new things and see what you like. A variety of campus offices, academic departments and student organizations make themselves available at a resource fair to talk with you about what they do. You might gain a new passion!

Help with academics, financial aid and scholarships: Getting your courses correct is your first step in setting a successful schedule. We’ll have academic support specialists on-hand to speak with students and their families about your courses and make any adjustments. We’ll also have sessions on the financial responsibilities involved with being in college and resources to help with understanding them.

Support for students of color and their families: On Friday, July 12, we’ll offer special programming and networking opportunities for incoming students of color and their families. Learn about programs and services like Campbell Scholars, King-Chávez-Parks, and the Julius Chatman Living Learning Community, hear from diversity-focused student organizations, meet current students of color, ask them questions and start building your personal network of support.

Are you registered? Select one of the following dates for Becoming a Scot Day and sign up now!