For Incoming Students: 

IGNITE is a FREE full day, academic orientation at New College! It is designed for students who are interested in a compact, academic-focused primer that will equip them with the tools necessary to succeed in university!

IGNITE includes academic research and writing workshops, orientation and transition events, as well as student health and wellness programming. You’ll be able to choose your own adventure and pick the sessions that best fit you!


Program sessions include:

  • What is my professor asking me to do? Interpreting University Assignments
  • Beyond Google: Effective Library and Online Research
  • Drowning in Readings: How to Stay Afloat in 200+ Pages of Weekly Readings
  • Becoming a better researcher: Working with sources and avoiding plagiarism
  • Strategies for Succeeding in Your Math Classes
  • Coming up with Good Essay Ideas: Moving from Description to Analysis
  • Writing in the Sciences

Session Descriptions here!

Registration will be available mid July (all first year students will receive an email)!

IGNITE will take place on Saturday, September 8th, 2018.

Questions? Send us an email at


We are currently at capacity with IGNITE, but you are welcome to sign-up for our waitlist below!


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