Duquesne University’s FAST
Nervous or anxious about the upcoming school year and the next big step from high school to life as a college freshman? Well, spend a day on campus and help ease your transition to life as a new Duquesne University student. That is the main goal of Duquesne's FAST program, (Freshman Advisement Summer Transition).
The program ran from July 9th - 12th, during this time, students and their families were invited to campus to learn more about their chosen academic programs and to help them prepare for the upcoming fall semester.
The Mylan School of Pharmacy hosted two full days of introductions, interactive information sessions and campus tours. During the sessions, Director of Student Progression and Advancement, Christopher Hagan met with the incoming students to answer any questions and set academic expectations for when they begin the pre-professional program at the end of August.
"FAST was very well attended by our incoming freshmen and gave them an opportunity to begin the transition from high school to college," said Hagan. "It was great to see so many enthusiastic students preparing themselves for the upcoming fall semester."
Also during FAST incoming students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisors, get their student ID, set up their student bank account, purchase books and connect with future classmates. Additional presentations about computer and technology services, student housing and commuter information were available to schedule during their visit to campus.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.