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First Year Students

Last updated August 17, 2017

Welcome to Morningside College; at the Krone Advising Center, we are excited to work with you throughout the first year!  Visit this tab to find important information that relates specifically to you as a first year student.


Need Help?  Contact Your Adviser or Book an Appt. with a First Year Adviser

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Step 1 as a First Year Student: Attend Orientation

2017 Fall Orientation Schedule -Click here for schedule updated 8/4/2017

Contact our Director of Orientation with any questions or concerns:

Shari Benson

Administrative Coordinator for Advising & Director
of Orientation

(712) 274-5031

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Step 2 as a First Year Student: Explore & Connect

Every first year student is expected to attend mandatory meetings with their First Year Adviser.  During these meetings students and advisers discuss transition to college including: exploring majors of interest, involvements, building connections, creating a four year plan, and more. 

2017-2018 Meeting Deadlines:  Information to come

Mtg. #1: August 28, 2017 - September 29, 2017

Mtg. #2: October 6, 2017 - November 6, 2017

Mtg. #3: January 15, 2017 - February 16, 2017

Mtg. #4: February 28, 2017 - April 13, 2017

Academic Opportunities - updated September 2016

Advising Syllabus

Personal Inventory

Preparing for an Advising Session

Choose your Major Checklist

Majors & Minors Offered at Morningside College

Syllabus Mapping

Academic Advising Resources


Step 3 as a First Year Student: Complete & Submit a Four Year Plan

Every first year student is expected to submit a Four Year Plan to their First Year Adviser as a part of their participation in the Morningside Mentorship program. This project is done in consultation with their Adviser and completed throughout the academic year. The following are the deadlines for completing the Four Year Plan:

2017-2018 Four Year Plan Deadlines:

Due: December 1st -- E-mail as an attachment to your First Year Adviser

Revised version due: March 1st -- E-mail as an attachment to your First Year Adviser