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By Student Success & Transition

Congratulations! You’ve done the hard part of being accepted to Berea College, now let’s get you prepared to be here in August! The Office of Student Success &Transition staff will be sharing with you some great tools for success, along with Next Step processes, in order to make your transition successful.
Mountaineer Summit Series: Student Panel
Mountaineer Summit Series: Student Panel
Audio from the August 4, 2022 Zoom session with incoming and current students. 
49:20
August 10, 2022
Mountaineer Summit Series Session D
Mountaineer Summit Series Session D
Featuring guests from the Labor Program and Information Systems & Services (IS&S).
59:50
July 12, 2022
Mountaineer Summit Series Session C
Mountaineer Summit Series Session C
SST staff discuss Financial Aid and answer questions about the upcoming Summer Connections sessions. 
47:54
June 21, 2022
Mountaineer Summit Series Session B
Mountaineer Summit Series Session B
SST staff chat with guests from Residence Life and Campus Engagement.
49:36
June 01, 2022
Mountaineer Summit Series Session A
Mountaineer Summit Series Session A
Audio from the Mountaineer Summit on May 2, 2022.
32:19
May 18, 2022
Family Informational Session
Family Informational Session
Audio from the August 4, 2021 family informational Zoom session.
01:05:15
August 05, 2021
Labor Zoom Session
Labor Zoom Session
Audio from the July 12 informational Zoom session for incoming students about the Labor Program.
59:34
July 15, 2021
Transfer Zoom Session
Transfer Zoom Session
Audio from the July 6 Zoom informational session for incoming transfer students. 
53:21
July 15, 2021
Meet Our Campus Dietician!
Meet Our Campus Dietician!
You can contact Katie by emailing her at katherine.ullery@sodexo.com.
14:24
June 22, 2021
Zoom Info Session: Student Life
Zoom Info Session: Student Life
Audio from the June 14 informational session with representatives from Student Life. 
01:01:33
June 22, 2021
Financial Aid Zoom Session
Financial Aid Zoom Session
Audio of the informational Zoom session with Student Financial Aid Services on Wednesday, June 3. 
56:34
June 09, 2021
SST Zoom Session 1: 2021 Domestic Students
SST Zoom Session 1: 2021 Domestic Students
Listen to the Office of Student Success & Transition provide insight on Next Steps as you transition to join us this coming Fall '21 as a Berea College Mountaineer! If you have any questions, please reach out to The Office of Student Success & Transition at sst@berea.edu or call us at (859) 985-3376 We can't wait to see you here with us this fall!
52:22
May 11, 2021
Spring '21 Informational Session
Spring '21 Informational Session
Listen to our special guest from the Office of Student Success & Transition and Student Life Office talk about what to expect for coming to Berea College in the Spring '21 term. Hosted by: Ty Hollowell, Coordinator of First-Year Programming & Family Engagement Special Guests this episode: Dr. Chris Lakes, Director of the Office of Student Success & Transition Ellie Hogg, SST Program Associate Collis Robinson, Associate Dean of Student Life Hannah Tolliver, Assistant Director of Housing  Should you have any questions, please reach out at sst@berea.edu or (859) 985-3376
48:27
September 30, 2020
The Labor Program
The Labor Program
Hear from The Labor Program about what the semester ahead will look like & what you need to know before arriving on campus. If you have additional questions, please email labor_program@berea.edu
31:00
August 07, 2020
Student Financial Aid Town Hall
Student Financial Aid Town Hall
Listen to Student Financial Aid share insight about Financial Aid, Student Accounts, & Confirmation for what you need to know as you prepare to be #BereaBound this fall. For additional insight, contact Student Financial Aid Services at: Berea College Student Financial Aid Services CPO 2172 Berea, KY 40403 Phone:   859-985-3310 E-Mail:  finaid@berea.edu
55:33
July 28, 2020
July Zoom ft. Student Life
July Zoom ft. Student Life
Hear from Student Life share about life on campus this fall, logistics of what to expect on campus & what Berea is doing to best support you in this transition during COVID-19.  Special guests on this episode feature Associate Vice President for Student Life, Collis Robinson, Associate Dean for Student Life, Hannah Tolliver, Assistant Director of Housing, and Stephen Howard Coordinator of Student Involvement & Engagement, along with special appearances from Area Coordinators Rick, Mike & Rachel. Student Life can be reached at (859) 985-3290 or student_life@berea.edu and housing@berea.edu
53:27
July 09, 2020
July Zoom COVID-19 Town Hall
July Zoom COVID-19 Town Hall
Hear from special guests from across campus as we provide clarity to information that's been shared, answer any questions you might've had and aim to give you helpful information that will guide you in making the best-informed decision for choosing to come to campus this fall or deferring to the spring '21 term.  Host: Ty Hollowell, Coordinator of First-Year Programming & Family Engagement along with Dr. Chris Lakes, Director of Student Success & Transition. Special guests include Dr. Channell Barbour, Vice President for Student Life, Gus Gerassimides, Associate Vice President for Student Life, Collis Robinson, Associate Dean for Student Life, Hannah Tolliver, Assistant Director of Housing, Theresa Lowder, Director of Student Financial Aid, and Jessica Pena, Coordinator of Recruitment and Outreach. Topics covered this segment included but are not limited to: Academics, Housing, Financial Aid, Life on campus, Rules & Expectations, Arrival on Campus, COVID-19 Testing, and more. After listening to this segment, if you would like to change your original intent on either coming to campus this fall or deferring to the spring '21 semester, please email either lakesc@berea.edu, hollowellt@berea.edu, or firstyears@berea.edu  Additional contact information: Student Life can be reached at (859) 985-3290 or student_life@berea.edu and housing@berea.edu Student Financial Aid can be reached at (859) 985-3310 or finaid@berea.edu
01:22:51
July 07, 2020
June Zoom Session ft. Student Financial Aid
June Zoom Session ft. Student Financial Aid
Hear from Chris Lakes, Director of Student Success & Transition and Ty Hollowell, Coordinator of First-Year Programming and Family Engagement as they share insights about Berea College's "No Tuition Promise" mission with special guest from Student Financial Aid. Additionally, questions that we've received in the past will be answered to help you in your transition to becoming Berea Bound in the Fall.
19:37
June 26, 2020
June Town Hall Zoom Session Recap
June Town Hall Zoom Session Recap
Hear from Chris Lakes, Director of Student Success & Transition and Ty Hollowell, Coordinator of First-Year Programming and Family Engagement as they share insights about Berea College's Academic Calendar update for Fall 2020, Academic Interest Sessions coming via Zoom in June, & Student Send-Off events coming your way in July. Additionally, questions that we've received in the past will be answered to help you in your transition to becoming Berea Bound in the Fall. For any additional questions, you may have, please give us an email at firstyear@berea.edu or call the office at (859) 985-3376
17:05
June 11, 2020
Labor Agreement
Labor Agreement
Labor is an essential part of Berea College's mission. Hear from Orientation Leaders Ca'Sandra & Fernando share about the Labor Agreement at Berea College.
01:53
May 15, 2020
Your Schedule & Books
Your Schedule & Books
As incoming students, Berea college creates your first-semester schedule for you. You also receive a book stipend that goes towards the cost of some of your books needed for classes. Hear from Orientation Leaders Ryan, Ca'Sandra and Draper as they share about your Schedule and Books at Berea College.
02:42
May 15, 2020
Residential Campus
Residential Campus
Campus Living, a place built for you! See more here at these links https://www.berea.edu/student-life/home/campus-living/ https://www.berea.edu/student-life/home/campus-living/residence-halls/ Hear from Orientation Leaders Hayle and Garrett about what Berea College is like as a Residential Campus
02:00
May 14, 2020
Online Orientation - Placement Testing
Online Orientation - Placement Testing
The Online Orientation has several components to it, one of which is the Placement Testing. Hear from Orientation Leaders Jeb & Crystal about the Math Placement Test in the Online Orientation model.
01:37
May 14, 2020
Types of Financial Aid at Berea College
Types of Financial Aid at Berea College
Student Financial Aid Services is a great resource to help provide clarity & give ease, check out the site here https://www.berea.edu/student-financial-aid/ Hear from Orientation Leaders Draper & Sarah about the Types of Financial Aid at Berea College
01:39
May 14, 2020
Health Forms
Health Forms
For more information about Health Forms, check out http://catalog.berea.edu/en/Current/Catalog/About-Academics/College-Health-Service and the health forms found here https://4efrxppj37l1sgsbr1ye6idr-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/sst/wp-content/uploads/sites/55/2018/05/Berea-College-Incoming-Freshmen-Forms-2020.pdf Here from Orientation Leader Destanie about Health Forms at Berea College
00:57
May 12, 2020
Online Orientation - Course Preference
Online Orientation - Course Preference
During Online Orientation, there's the opportunity to provide your course preference for courses you might be interested in taking your first semester of classes at Berea College. See more here: https://www.berea.edu/sst/online-orientation/ and http://catalog.berea.edu/en/Current/Faculty-Manual/Academic-Policies-and-Practices/Registration Hear from Orientation Leaders Destanie & Crystal about Course Preference at Berea College!
01:39
May 12, 2020
Get To Know YOUR Student Orientation Advisor!!!!
Get To Know YOUR Student Orientation Advisor!!!!
In this podcast you will hear from Joey Girouard, the Student Orientation Advisor, and get to know a little bit about him before meeting him this upcoming fall!
01:44
May 12, 2020
May Zoom Session Recap
May Zoom Session Recap
Hear from Chris Lakes, Director of Student Success & Transition and Ty Hollowell, Coordinator of First-Year Programming and Family Engagement as they share insights about Berea College's COVID-19 response, Online Orientation, what's to come & answer some questions that were received in our previous live Zoom session with incoming students & parents and families. For any additional questions, you may have, please give us an email at firstyear@berea.edu or call the office at (859) 985-3376
29:16
May 08, 2020
Getting Around Berea
Getting Around Berea
We've got plenty of ways to get around Berea & resources to make it happen! https://www.berea.edu/cie/transportation-options/ Hear from Orientation Leaders Erika, Garrett & Jeb about Getting Around Berea at Berea College.
02:53
May 04, 2020
Student Life Involvement
Student Life Involvement
Getting involved in House Council is an opportunity to do great things – whether it’s hosting social gatherings in the residence halls, providing service opportunities for residents, promoting physical improvements in the halls, or contributing to campus change.  All House Council members assist in the execution of SGA events and serve as a voice for the students in their respective residence halls, as well as the student body as a whole. Hear from Orientation Leaders  Calisa & Jeb about about House Council and Student Life at Berea College.
01:60
May 03, 2020
Let's talk Gen Ed
Let's talk Gen Ed
At Berea College, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse selection of General Education Requirements that will give students a look into some of the different exploratory areas that could be of interest. Check out the full list here http://catalog.berea.edu/Current/Catalog/About-Academics Hear from Orientation Leaders Calisa & Veronica on the General Education Requirements at Berea College.
01:36
May 03, 2020
Making Friends
Making Friends
At Berea, you'll meet so many people from different walks of life. You may never know what the random roommate of yours may end up meaning to you years later, or whom the friends from the dance club, study groups or study abroad trips will transform into. Hear from Orientation Leaders Leke, Kshitiz & Wilmer about Making Friends at Berea College.
02:38
May 03, 2020
The Major
The Major
We've got plenty of options whenever it comes to choosing your major at Berea College - check out the list here https://www.berea.edu/academics/majors-minors/ Hear from Orientation Leaders Sabina & Valeria about The Major at Berea College.
03:04
May 01, 2020
Study Abroad
Study Abroad
Have you ever considered studying abroad in college? Well, here at Berea, you have the resources and support to accomplish that goal. Check out more information at https://www.berea.edu/cie/education-abroad-and-exchanges/ and https://www.kiis.org/ Hear from Orientation Leader Eduardo about Study Abroad at Berea College.
03:09
May 01, 2020
GST101: Strategies for Academic Success
GST101: Strategies for Academic Success
A course designed to provide students with the necessary academic skills to achieve success in their academic career. Course requirements will be determined by the course coordinator. Check out more online to see what all this experience can provide in helping YOU be successful at Berea! https://www.berea.edu/sst/starting-your-transition/gst-101-strategies-academic-success/ Hear from Orientation Leaders Ruth, Ayak & Lydia about GST101: Strategies for Academic Success at Berea College.
02:58
April 20, 2020
Research Opportunities
Research Opportunities
Study Opportunities vary from department to department and even by location. Not just at Berea but all over the world, Berea affords students the opportunities to research special topics that interest them. Take a look online & see more about how to take advantage of these incredible opportunities. - https://www.berea.edu/academic-services/study-opportunities/ Hear from Orientation Leaders Ruth, Erika, Sarah, Rudy & Valeria about Research Opportunities at Berea College.
05:19
April 20, 2020
Roommates
Roommates
Roommates can be exciting for some and challenging for others. Here's some insight into how the process works here at Berea College. Check out these great FAQs that could help bring light to questions concerning Move-In Day, Academic Course Registration & Student Life here https://www.berea.edu/sst/faq/ Hear from Orientation Leaders Maria & Brooke on Roommates at Berea College.
01:56
April 20, 2020
Welcome to Berea College
Welcome to Berea College
Welcome to Berea College, where this podcast, #BereaBound will help serve in helping you transition into the Berea family. A College like no Other #ThisIsBerea Hear from Orientation Leaders Sabina,  Ryan & Hayle about what this podcast hopes to do as we prepare you to be #BereaBound at Berea College.
02:45
April 08, 2020
A Liberal Arts Approach
A Liberal Arts Approach
A college like no other #ThisIsBerea and the Liberal Arts approach that we take towards educating students https://www.berea.edu/ https://www.berea.edu/president/blog/public-private-institutions-kentucky/ Hear from Orientation Leaders Jon & Ayak about the Liberal Arts Approach at Berea College.
02:09
April 07, 2020
Campus Involvement
Campus Involvement
There's plenty of ways to be involved at Berea - give the website a browse & search all the clubs & registered student organizations where opportunities await! Hear from Orientation Leaders Je'Dynn, Maria & Wilmer about Campus Involvement at Berea College.
04:18
April 07, 2020
A Place Built just for You
A Place Built just for You
Berea College offers variety in Residence Hall living. The fourteen Residence Halls vary in architecture, size, room arrangement and traditions. The Residence Hall experience is an important component of a Berea College education. The Area Director supports the academic mission by providing environments that promote good study habits. Berea College recognizes the inherent educational value of the Full Residence Hall experience.  Find out more here at https://www.berea.edu/student-life/home/campus-living/residence-halls/ and Housing info here https://www.berea.edu/student-life/housing-information/ Hear from Orientation Leaders Eduard, Kshitiz, Rudy & Fernando share about Residential Campus Security & Sustainability at Berea College.
10:14
April 07, 2020
Dignity in all Labor
Dignity in all Labor
Students work in hundreds of jobs in more than 120 different departments. From herding cattle on the Berea College Farm to performing research in state-of-the-art chemistry labs, at Berea, there’s a labor position for everyone. You can find out more at https://www.berea.edu/labor-program-office/visitors/ Hear from Orientation Leader Emma about Dignity in all Labor at Berea College.
02:06
April 07, 2020
Just Keep Swimming
Just Keep Swimming
The Berea College swim requirement began in 1928, shortly after the completion of the Seabury Gymnasium, which included a swimming pool. In addition to the already rigorous Physical Education and Athletics program, where students were required to pass a range of physical ability measures and maintain physically active during their schooling, the faculty decided to require all students to pass a swim test (the ability to swim one length of the pool) prior to graduation. More info can be found at https://libraryguides.berea.edu/swimrequirement Hear from Orientation Leaders Leke, Jon & Brooke about the Swim Screening at Berea College.
03:02
April 07, 2020
Show me the Money
Show me the Money
For more resources on Understanding Your Financial Aid - https://www.berea.edu/student-financial-aid/understanding-financial-aid-award/ Outside Scholarships -  https://www.berea.edu/student-financial-aid/outside-scholarships/ Please notify Student Financial Aid Services of any scholarships you receive directly. Please send notification letters from the donors and mail any checks you receive for outside scholarships to the following address: Attention: Student Financial Aid Services Berea College CPO 2172, Berea, KY 40404 Hear from Orientation Leader Sola about Scholarships with Financial Aid at Berea College. 
01:53
April 07, 2020
A is for Advisor
A is for Advisor
Within the context of the Institutional Statement on Academic Advising, the Academic Advising Program supports the mission of the College and its holistic development of students. Moreover, the Advising Program promotes the development and effective communication of accurate information about all aspects of the College with a particular emphasis on General Education, degree programs (majors and minors), numerous learning opportunities, and campus resources supporting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). More info can be found at http://catalog.berea.edu/en/2013-2014/Catalog/Academics/The-Academic-Program/Academic-Advising Hear from Orientation Leader Josh about Academic Advisors at Berea College. 
03:14
April 06, 2020
No Tuition Promise Doesn’t Mean “Free”
No Tuition Promise Doesn’t Mean “Free”
A dive into how costs at Berea looks like, considering we do not pay tuition. See more here https://www.berea.edu/admissions/no-tuition-promise/ Hear from Orientation Leaders Je'Dynn & Eduardo about No Tuition Promise doesn't mean "FREE" at Berea College. 
05:11
April 02, 2020
#BereaBound - Teaser
#BereaBound - Teaser
Congratulations! You’ve done the hard part of being accepted to Berea College, now let’s get you prepared to be here in August! The Office of Student Success & Transition staff, along with our wonderful Orientation Leaders will be sharing with you some great tools for success, along with Next Step processes, in order to get YOU, #BereaBound All things Berea College & more can be found here https://www.berea.edu/
00:27
March 31, 2020