Union College offers freshman transition program

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A southern Kentucky college is hoping to help incoming freshman adjust quicker and stay longer with a new program aimed at aiding the transition to life on campus.

The "Union College Experience" will bring freshmen to the Barbourville campus a week before the fall semester starts. During that week, students will be divided into groups and take part in social activities and trips to help them become acquainted with fellow class members.

Vice President of Academic Affairs David L. Johns told The Times-Tribune the campus will likely see 300 new students this year for the free program.

Johns says the program is expected to be especially helpful to those first-generation college students whose parents don't have the experience to help their children with the challenges of transitioning to college.

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