The freshman class will attend its orientation finale from Nov 16 to the 18th. The Orientation Finale is one of the last steps of forming new students into Cadets. The Orientation Finale is a mandatory event for all freshmen.
For the Cadets of Benedictine, the tradition of freshman orientation is a natural occurrence. Every year a new line of students is put into a one-semester program to learn about Benedictine and to become Cadets. After completing the Orientation Finale, the freshman class will be officially given the titles of Benedictine Cadets and will be done with the orientation program. In the Orientation Finale the freshmen class is tested on everything it’s learned from the semester. Freshmen will need to go through three days of mental and physical challenges, and that will be presented at Camp Brady Saunders in Maidens, Virginia.
A new wave of sponsoring Officers has been handling the orientation this year "It's been fun to help these young men become men of men of conscience, discipline and achievement." said senior Gabriel Bowman. The sponsoring officers have been conducting the orientation since August. Faculty members Mr. Grapes, Col. York, Mr. Hickman and Mr. McCarthy will be overseeing the Orientation Finale.
The orientation program is remembered by most of the Cadets who have endured it. "Our classes orientation was a team building experience," said Sophomore Daniel Mouser. "I liked getting to know my fellow Cadets."