Family Interviews

We are offering incoming students the opportunity to record an interview with a family member during the first days of orientation. This is a moment set aside for you to mark the important transition to college by sharing meaningful memories of the past and expectations for the future. Choose a person you'd like to do the interview with: a parent (or two), grandparent, sibling, or anyone important in your life who is bringing you to college. Interviews are being held on Sunday and Monday August 24 and 25 at 9 AM, 10 AM, 11 AM, and 12 Noon in various rooms in Merrill Science Center.  To sign up for a time slot students click here.

On the day of your interview, come to your chosen location at your chosen time and a facilitator will meet you. The facilitator will discuss with you the interview process, will go over some paperwork, and will address any questions you have. S/he will have a list of questions to guide your interview, although you will be free to skip any questions that you don't resonate with or to add any questions that you'd like to add. The introductory activities will take about 10 minutes and the interview itself will take about 40 minutes. In the following days, we will send you a digital recording of your interview to keep. We will also ask your permission to use your interview in research and publications but only after it has been edited for anonymity. The facilitators are bound by the college's Institutional Review Board to keep the interviews confidential.

All interviews will be conducted in the Merrill Science Center, which is best accessed from the main entrance on the quad side (entry is on the 3rd floor).  There will be signs posted in that lobby directing you to the interview rooms.  Please plan to arrive a bit early so you can find the room in time, since we cannot afford to run overtime.  If you’ll be under 18 years old at the time of the interview, you’ll need a signed permission from your parent/guardian to participate, so if you’re not doing your interview with such a person make sure s/he comes for the 10 minute introduction to provide consent. 

If after signing up you find you won’t be able to do the interview, please delete your information from the calendar so that someone else can use the time.

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Amy Demorest.