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The Alpha Groups are essentially small groups for all new students. We typically have about 25 groups each year consisting of one Huntington University staff or faculty, one to three upper classmen, and about 10 students per group.

The goal of Alpha Groups is to make New Student Orientation Weekend less overwhelming and more efficient by breaking down the large numbers into smaller, more manageable groups. This way every new student has one-on-one time, a chance to be heard, and a chance to make new friends and bond with their small group.

Huntington University wants to prepare their new students for success so after New Student Orientation Weekend is over, the Alpha groups will continue to meet for the first four Fridays of the school year at 11:00 a.m. Here they will learn more about academic achievement, college syllabuses, time management tips, campus resources, spiritual formation, and also continue to check-in with their group leaders to make sure this transition is going as smoothly as possible for each individual.

College can be new and scary, but it presents so many amazing opportunities and fond memories. Here at Huntington University we are proud to go along for the journey and watch the new students grow and eventually mentor students that come in after them. It won’t always be easy, but every hurdle they overcome and every mountain they battle will make them stronger individuals when a speedy four years is complete.

“You’re off to great places today is your day. Your mountain is waiting so get on your way.” –Dr. Seuss

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