Dates: August 18-20, 2021

Registration for the 2021 AIM Program is now open!

The deadline to register is Friday, July 2nd at 5pm.

*Space is limited to the first 80 students*

Overview of the Program

The AIM Program serves as an extended orientation opportunity for incoming students as they make the transition to college. AIM students take part in a multi-day program the week before the Fall semester begins. These students move into their residence hall rooms early, get acclimated to campus before classes begin, and participate in a series of social activities and success seminars designed to prepare students for both the social and academic transition from high school to college.

Benefits of the Program

  • Multi-day extended orientation prior to the start of classes
  • Opportunity to make friends with other members of the freshmen class before move-in weekend
  • Partnerships and familiarity with Support Services on campus to help students be successful
  • Social Activities in Philadelphia and with surrounding community partners

Highlights for 2021

  • Outdoor evening in Philadelphia
  • Half-day community service project
  • Classroom and campus tours
  • Stadium tour (Lincoln Financial Field or Citizens Bank Park - based on availability)
  • And much more!

There is a $160 fee for all participants which covers the cost of housing, food, transportation and activities for the duration of the program.

If you would like to speak with someone about the program please contact Dan McDevitt at dmcdevit@sju.edu

Meet the 2021 AIM Mentors!

Lauren Appleby

Lauren Appleby

Class: 2022

Major: Political Science

Hometown: Bordentown, NJ

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: My most memorable moment from freshman year was going on my first APEX to Greenbrier County, West Virginia!

Elena Barb

Elena Barb

Class: 2023

Major: Elementary Education / Special Education

Hometown: Freehold, NJ

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: Last day of the first semester freshman year and feeling so accomplished looking back at the experiences I had!

Emily Bernabe

Emily Bernabe

Class: 2022

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Suffield, CT

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: One of my favorite freshman year memories was getting to see Sean Kingston perform in Hagan with all my friends!

Gavin Brezski

Gavin Brezski

Class: 2022

Major: English / Secondary Education

Hometown: West Chester, PA

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: Having the time of my life living the Suite Life in Lafarge 260.

Alex Calzaretto

Alexandra Calzaretto

Class: 2023

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: My favorite memory from freshman year at SJU was going to Harlan, Kentucky, with my APEX group. We formed such a strong bond through our shared experiences volunteering, hiking, exploring, and reflecting, that we still have to this day.

Nara Finkelstein

Nara Finkelstein

Class: 2022

Major: International Business and Food Marketing

Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: Having our classes canceled, ordering Chinese take out and watching Disney movies with my roommates during the first snow day of the year!

Tate Fryczynski

Tate Fryczynski

Class: 2022

Major: Interdisciplinary Health Services

Hometown: Bayonne, NJ

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: Attending the Ignite retreat through campus ministry! I met my good friends through this retreat and I found a community that loves me just as I am!

Dani Greenberg

Dani Greenberg

Class: 2022

Major: English / Secondary Education

Hometown: Abington, PA

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: Honestly, the AIM Program was one of the best parts of my freshman year because I found some of my best friends though it!

Will Haywood

Will Haywood

Class: 2023

Major: Communications

Hometown: West Chester, PA

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: The most memorable part of my freshman year was my trip through APEX to Ivanhoe, Virginia. On this trip I met so many great people while giving back and reflecting on service.

Dana Hungerford

Dana Hungerford

Class: 2023

Major: International Relations

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: The HHP trip to New York City to see the Rockettes!

Adam Janowicz

Adam Janowicz

Class: 2023

Major: Food Marketing / International Business

Hometown: Riverton, NJ

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: My favorite part from freshman year was meeting so many new people after going to a small school my whole life.

Aileen Keane

Aileen Keane

Class: 2023

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: One of the most memorable moments my freshman year was agreeing to study with two random girls in my Symmetry class in the McShain lounge, who then became some of my best friends today.

Brenna Limone

Brenna Limone

Class: 2023

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Flemington, NJ

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: My most memorable moment of freshman year was meeting my entire friend group in AIM and becoming even closer to my roommate!

Ava McTamney-Prexta

Ava McTamney-Prexta

Class: 2023

Major: Linguistics, Speech Language Pathology Concentration

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: With Back on My Feet (weekly service) we ran to the huge mural of Will Smith in west Philly and watched the sunrise.

Katie Messina

Katie Messina

Class: 2023

Major: Food Marketing

Hometown: Randolph, NJ

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: I have too many to choose just one!! But definitely meeting so many new people, making a ton of new friends and getting involved in new activities. Overall the social aspect!

Michael Miranda

Michael Miranda

Class: 2022

Major: Entertainment Marketing

Hometown: Clifton Park, NY

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: Joining the Club Baseball team and playing in our first game against the University of Delaware. Yes, we won!

Sam Quintero

Sam Quintero

Class: 2023

Major: Managing Human Capital and LEO

Hometown: Royersford, PA

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: Coming to AIM not knowing absolutely anyone and once I was part of a group I felt very comfortable and had a feeling these people were going to be great!

Vraj Thackar

Vraj Thakar

Class: 2022

Major: Marketing and Business Intelligence & Analytics

Hometown: Hillsborough, NJ

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: I own a quesadilla company called BLA$EDILLA$.