Registration for the 2020 AIM Program is now closed.

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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 four 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

  • Four 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

There is a $185 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 2020 AIM Mentors!

Joshua Abella

Joshua Abella

Class: 2023

Major: Sports Marketing

Hometown: New York City, NY

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: Getting initiated into the brotherhood of Delta Sigma Pi and learning something new about myself each day.

Lauren Appleby

Lauren Appleby

Class: 2022

Major: Political Science

Hometown: Bordentown, NJ

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: Either my first APEX trip to Greenbrier County, West Virginia or studying abroad in Greece at the end of the year!

Elena Barb

Elena Barb

Class: 2023

Major: Elementary Education / Special Education

Hometown: Freehold, NJ

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: My last day of classes looking back on the semester.

Emily Bernabe

Emily Bernabe

Class: 2022

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Suffield, CT

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: The sense of community I felt in the chapel with all of my group members after APEX!

Gavin Brezski

Gavin Brezski

Class: 2022

Major: English / Secondary Education

Hometown: West Chester, PA

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: The feeling of attending my first basketball game as a Hawk!

Alexandra Calzaretto

Alexandra Calzaretto

Class: 2023

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: Attending APEX was one of the most memorable experiences primarily because it allowed me to develop a deeper sense of love and community not only for my group, but also for the kindhearted people we encountered across the Appalachian region.

Danielle Greenberg

Danielle Greenberg

Class: 2022

Major: English / Secondary Education

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: The first home basketball game - I loved the energy and all of the school spirit SJU students had!

Will Haywood

Will Haywood

Class: 2023

Major: Communications

Hometown: West Chester, PA

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: APEX was hands down my favorite part of freshman year, it was a great experience where I learned so much about myself and made so many great connections through service.

Dana Hungerford

Dana Hungerford

Class: 2023

Major: International Relations

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: Starting Zumba classes at O'Pake - it was a fun, new way for me to exercise!

Adam Janowicz

Adam Janowicz

Class: 2023

Major: Food Marketing / International Business

Hometown: Riverton, NJ

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: Meeting so many new friends after being from a very small town.

Aileen Keane

Aileen Keane

Class: 2023

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: My most memorable moment was being a part of APEX over spring break.

Brenna Limone

Brenna Limone

Class: 2023

Major: Food Marketing

Hometown: Flemington, NJ

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: My most memorable moment was joining Delta Sigma Pi and meeting such a great group! Also, becoming so close with my roommate, and finding my closest friends in LaFarge!

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 a huge mural of Will Smith 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.

Michael Miranda

Michael Miranda

Class: 2022

Major: Entertainment Marketing

Hometown: Clifton Park, NY

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: My first game as a member of the club baseball team.

Lucie Pessagno

Lucie Pessagno

Class: 2021

Major: Chemical Biology

Hometown: Frederick, MD

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: Moving out of LaFarge freshman year and feeling so happy to have had the best year of my life, to be surrounded by amazing people and also being sad to leave hawk hill and knowing it was my true home!

Sam Quintero

Sam Quintero

Class: 2023

Major: Managing Human Capital

Hometown: Royersford, PA

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: Going on APEX was a great experience due to being able to make so many new friends.

Vraj Thakar

Vraj Thakar

Class: 2022

Major: Marketing and Business Intelligence & Analytics

Hometown: Hillsborough, NJ

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: I helped bring and meet David Dobrik as apart of an organization I was in.

Adam Werner

Adam Werner

Class: 2021

Major: Biology

Hometown: Orefield, PA

Memorable moment from your freshman year at SJU: Going into the city after the Eagles won the Super Bowl. It was pure joy.