The Gateway Seminar introduces first-year students to the history and mission of St. Norbert College while equipping them with the skills and understanding they need to succeed as members of the college community. The seminar experience is required for graduation and will be taught using a variety of formats: classroom lecture, plenary sessions, in-class activities and one-on-one conversations between the instructor and each student. The seminar will introduce students to:

  • The life of St. Norbert of Xanten, our college namesake
  • St. Norbert College history, mission and traditions
  • What is means to be Norbertine
  • College classroom and interpersonal skills consistent with student success
  • Cultural competence
  • Academic integrity
  • Community and personal values
  • Life at a Catholic college
  • Personal vocation in the context of one's personal strengths and the needs of the community


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Gateway's Pilot Year