The Big-Little program forms lasting relationships that help incoming students adjust to college life. Incoming students can choose to participate in the program by enrolling. After enrolling, first year students will be matched with a paired student from the big class (junior class) who will serve as a peer mentor. Throughout the year, classes participate in events to foster community such as ice cream socials, skating parties, pizza parties, and class serenades. The culmination of the two classes’ years together is Class Day on which the members of the sophomore class honor their big class.

More information about the program and enrollment is sent to incoming students by email. Please contact the Office of Student Leadership and Service ( with any questions.

Contact Information 
Chrissie Bumgardner
Co-Director, First Year Experience

Lisa Brown
Co-Director, First Year Experience

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