Experienced Guidance for First-Year Students

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​Emily Parratt shows her first-year student mentees the features of the RWU library while on a campus tour before the start of the fall semester.​

​Emily Parratt​, RWU Class of 2018

Major:  Cultural Studies

Although it’s her senior year, Emily Parratt spent the beginning of the fall semester reliving her first freshman days on campus. But this time she was on the flip side of the coin – as a Peer Mentor dedicated to welcoming and helping this year’s new crop of Hawks navigate college life.

To assist with the transition to life at RWU, every freshman and new transfer student is paired with a Peer Mentor.

As one of 60 Peer Mentors on campus, Parratt, a psychology and American studies double major, serves as a resource for her mentees on a range of topics throughout their first year at RWU. They are able to contact her as much as they need for help with registering for classes, roommate challenges and homesickness, or how to approach a professor to request more assistance, among other things.