The College and the student government’s Customs Committee provide orientation for first-year and transfer students. New McBride Scholars participate in a series of workshop designed especially for them. First-year students and transfers take residence before the College is opened to returning students. The deans, hall advisers and volunteer “customspeople” welcome them, answer their questions and offer advice. Faculty members conduct a lively academic fair and are available to consult with students. All new students meet with a dean or faculty adviser to plan their academic programs for the fall semester. Undergraduate organizations at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges acquaint new students with many other opportunities and aspects of college life. The Student Activities Office hosts the “Fall Frolic” activities fair soon after classes begin in September.