UMaineOnline to Offer Virtual Orientation for MSW Students

Students in the University of Maine’s online master of social work program will be able to meet university officials, faculty and classmates in a virtual orientation offered by UMaineOnline.

On Aug. 6 and 11, MSW students will be able to take part in one of two mandatory orientation sessions. Using an avatar to represent themselves in the virtual world, students will participate in a meet and greet with program directors, as well as representatives from the graduate school, financial aid office and student services.

The pilot program aims to use technology to help students feel more engaged. UMaineOnline plans to use the virtual orientation for other programs in the future, including for general studies.

More information about UMaineOnline is on its website.