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2009 Edition America's Best Colleges
Author: First-Year Experience
Posted: February 24, 2010

Portland State University was recently recognized as one of the universities that  has implemented a first-year program aimed to connecting freshmen with the larger campus community.  Excerpt from 2009 Edition America's Best Colleges, "Orientation can go only so far in making freshmen feel connected.  Many schools now build into the curriculum first-year seminars or other academic programs that bring small groups of students together with faculty or staff on a regular basis."