Today is our last new student orientation of the summer for students entering our Edge program this fall. I always have mixed emotions about these events. On the one hand, I dread them as they are so much work – sessions to coordinate, staffing to manage, details to organize. However, they are also so fulfilling as these are the days when we get to connect with our students who will be attending college for the first time in the fall. This is our chance to set the tone for them and start them off on the right foot. You just want the day to be perfect for the students and their family members – which is challenging because each family’s needs are different. Every orientation session, I am reminded of my own experience with my children.