Foundations is an exciting, interactive program that supports your integration into the Millsaps community with the support of upper-class leaders and an academic advisor. During your first semester at Millsaps, you will participate in weekly group meetings, participate in campus orientation events and get involved with lots of opportunities within the campus and Jackson community. While this program is a graduation requirement for all freshmen, it hardly feels that way, as you’ll establish strong bonds with the other students in your group and the entire freshmen class. Upon completion of this course you will receive credit towards graduation.
When you arrive in August, you will be divided into two randomly assigned groups which will meet through mid-November. During the first part of the semester, meetings will be conducted by your two group leaders and will cover topics such as campus involvement opportunities and transition to college life. These meetings will commence on August 19 and conclude December 1. Starting October 6 through November 17, you will be assigned randomly to one of two groups: Major Health or Cultural Dialogue Circle.
Schedule of Foundations Meetings and Activities Fall 2016
First Year and Transfer Students
All meeting times are at Noon unless otherwise noted by your Foundations Leaders or the schedule.
Aug. 19 - Foundations Meeting - 5pm
Aug. 20 - Orientation Rotations
Aug. 20 - Foundations Meeting - 5:30pm
Aug. 21 - Foundations Meeting - 7:30pm
Aug. 22 - Fourth Night Writing Exercise and Ceremony - 7 pm (Bowl)
Aug. 24 - Student Activities Fair
Aug. 25 - Opening Convocation
Sept. 1 - Foundations Meeting
Sept. 8 - Foundations Meeting
Sept. 15 - Foundations Meeting
Sept. 22 - Foundations Meeting
Sept. 29 - Academic Advising Meetings and Foundations Check-In
Oct. 6 - Major Health or Cultural Dialogue Circle*
Oct. 13 - Major Health or Cultural Dialogue Circle*
Oct. 20 - Major Health or Cultural Dialogue Circle*
Oct. 27 - Major Health or Cultural Dialogue Circle*
Nov. 3 - Academic Advising Meetings and Foundations Check-In
Nov. 7 - 10 - Registration for Spring 2017 Classes
Nov. 10 - Major Health or Cultural Dialogue Circle*
Nov. 17 - Major Health or Cultural Dialogue Circle*
Nov. 18 – 29 - QEP/CDC Final Assessments
Dec. 1 - Foundations End of the Semester Meeting
Dec. 6 - Reading Day
* Major Health and Cultural Dialogue Circles are not required of transfer students
We are grateful for your participation in the Foundations program. If questions or concerns arise, we invite you to contact Director of Campus Life, Will Takewell, at 601-974-1204 firstname.lastname@example.org, or one of the Foundations Student Directors Sean Connelly (email@example.com), Anna Sit (firstname.lastname@example.org), Leah Travis (email@example.com), or Sarah Wade (firstname.lastname@example.org). For specific questions about Major Health, please contact Lori Genous, Director of Health Promotion, (email@example.com). For specific question regarding Cultural Dialogue Circles of the Summer Reading, contact Anita DeRouen (Anita.DeRouen@millsaps.edu).