Why New Student Onboarding?

Universities want to minimize student attrition rates. In order to do so, they need to enable incoming students to successfully adapt to their new learning environment. Schools use new student onboarding programs to help freshmen forge connections with upperclassmen who can help them acclimate to the fresh surroundings, find student communities to plug into, and engage with likeminded peers. The upperclassman mentor can answer questions and serve as a more personalized form of support than the student would be able to get from a university counselor or welcome orientation.

With new student onboarding, you can

  • Give freshmen a more personal level of support
  • Increase student success, engagement and retention
  • Provide leadership opportunities to upperclassmen

As many as 1 in 3 first-year students won’t make it back for sophomore year. End Quote
– USNews

Software for New Student Onboarding

Implement Easy Workflows

Administrators don’t have time to guide each pair of students on a case-by-case basis. With Chronus, setup workflows that guide students through the relationship. Customize your program to be structured and course-like, or flexible enough not to compete with coursework.

Guiding Mentoring Program

Create Targeted Matches

With so many new students each year, admins don’t have time to sift through student data to make ideal matches themselves. Chronus’ MatchIQ® technology suggests the best matches based on your custom criteria. Let students pick their mentors with the self match model, or match the software-picked pairs yourself with admin match.

Matching Participants in a Mentoring Program

Secure Student Information

When handling sensitive student data, universities need to comply with strict regulations in order to maintain privacy. Chronus secures participant data in a private environment where administrators control access and information sharing.

Secure Student Information

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Additional Resources

University Mentoring: Do Your Student Initiatives Actually Serve the Modern Student?

University mentoring is a proven way to combat student attrition and enable student success. First, you must learn to understand the modern student.

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University of Colorado Engages Students and Alumni in a Pipeline of Mentoring

Leeds School of Business sought to run multiple mentoring programs for students and alumni, but manual management slowed them down. Until they found a new way.

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Webinar: Starting & Running a Successful Mentoring Program for Universities and Other Organizations

University of Washington shares tips on how to put together an academic mentoring program to connect students with alumni for career development.

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