First-Year Experience: Mentor Program
Do Mentors Really Make a Difference?
As a First-Year student entering Jewell, you will be placed in a mentor group, which is drawn from your enrollment in the “Responsible Self” class. This group is led by a mentor—a carefully selected current student trained in helping new students adjust to Jewell—who will guide you and your classmates through a weekend of activities designed to help students get to know their new home. Often times the mentor has had your same Responsible Self professor and can help give you insight into the class.
The mentor process actually begins months before you arrive at Jewell. During the summer, your mentor will be in contact with you and your parents to answer questions (no matter how silly) and ease anxieties. If you have already pre-registered we hope you have been contacted by your mentor. If you haven’t heard from anybody, let Ellie Esry, Orientation Director, know.
Once you arrive at Jewell, your mentor will continue to provide a helping hand, from leading you through the weekend, to helping with your luggage, to being there with a smile whenever you need it.