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Student Success Workshops and Special Population Orientations

TC3 offers a variety of Student Success Workshops and Special Population Orientations during New Student Orientation. These optional workshops are a great way to get connected on campus and to meet fellow students, all while learning more about campus. These sessions are offered in the afternoon on Monday, August 25 (see times below) and at various times throughout Welcome Week (TBD). Please note that not all sessions are offered each time. Please read the descriptions and schedule below, then choose the sessions you feel would benefit you the most.

Monday, August 25

1:30-3 p.m.

Adult Student Orientation
Commuter Student Orientation
International Student Orientation
Resident Student Orientation

3-4 p.m.

Baker Commons Academic Support Services Orientation
Financial Aid 101
Honors College Orientation
Online and Web-Enhanced Course Orientation
Panther Mentors Orientation
Pathways Orientation
Veteran Student Orientation
Panther Passport: Get Connected

4-5 p.m. Student Employment Opportunities
Baker Commons Academic Support Services Orientation
Financial Aid 101
Students With Disabilities Orientation
Online and Web-Enhanced Course Orientation
Panther Passport: Get Connected
Pathways Orientations
6-7 p.m. Pathways Orientation

Baker Commons Academic Support Services Orientation

The Baker Commons is your source for academic support services! Stop by this interactive open house to meet the staff and learn about the Baker Commons services: Campus Technology Helpdesk, Library, PEERS, VOICES, and Tutoring. This session will start at the First Floor Service Desk in the Baker Commons.

Financial Aid 101

Get a quick overview about how financial aid works so that you can understand TC3 billing, how to get your books, and how your aid impacts housing. Find out the steps you need to take to make sure you get your financial aid and keep it. This session will meet in Room 280D.

Honors College Orientation

Learn about TC3's Honors College, find out more about how to earn an Honors distinction on your TC3 diploma, and meet the Honors College director. This session will meet in Room 280E.

International Student Orientation

All new International Students are required to come to this session where we will discuss important immigration requirements. New students will learn more about TC3 and American culture from current International students. During this orientation you will have the opportunity to meet fellow international students and connect with the staff from Global Initiatives. This session will take place in Room 228. Placement Testing will follow from 3-6 p.m. for those international students who need tests to determine appropriate course placement.

LGBTQA Social

This social is open to all LGBTQA students (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Allies) as well as the rest of the campus community. Come to learn more about the TC3 Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) and meet current TC3 students and the GSA advisors. This session will meet in Room 280C.

OMS (Office of Multicultural Services) Orientation

This orientation is an opportunity for students from underrepresented groups and first generation college students, as well as students from the general campus community to connect with one another in an inclusive and equitable space. Come  learn more about the Office of Multicultural Services and how you can participate in our; programming and events around campus. This session will meet in Room 280B.

Online and Web-Enhanced Course Orientation (myWEB COURSES Orientation)

Learn how to successfully navigate your online or web-enhanced courses in this hands-on session in our computer lab where we will show you how to use myWEB COURSES. Students will learn more about how online courses in BlackBoard work and will meet staff from Campus Technology who are here to help. This session will meet in the Baker Commons Classroom (Second Floor).

Panther Mentor Orientation

It can be intimidating to come to a brand new place where you don’t know anyone. Sometimes you just need a friendly face who can help you. Come to the Panther Mentors session to learn how we are helping new and continuing students at the college. This session will meet in Room 280A.

Panther Passport: Get Connected

Getting involved is the secret to success! The Panther Passport Program guides you to get involved in what you’re interested in. Learn about the different tracks, the calendar, the incentive program and more. Want to get involved? Don’t miss this! This session will meet in the Student Center Conference Room.

Pathways Orientation

Students selected as Pathways Scholarship recipients must attend one of the three Pathways Orientation sessions. The Pathways Scholarship assists adult students who are entering college for the first time or coming back to college after a long absence. Recipients will learn more about the Pathways program and requirements during this session. Registration for this session is required. Please call 607-844-8222 ext 4261 or email pathways@TC3.edu to select your session. This session will meet in the Student Center.

Students with Disabilities Orientation

Did you have a 504 plan or an IEP in high school? Learn more about navigating TC3 as a student with a disability (no more "special education")! Things are very different from high school and this is your opportunity to make connections that can assist you in creating your own success at TC3. This session will meet in the Baker Commons Math/Science Tutoring Area (First Floor).

Student Employment Opportunities

Do you want to find a job on campus? Come to this session to learn more about work-study and non work-study job opportunities at TC3 and explore TC3's new online job search tools through myTC3. This session will take place in Room 280A.

Veteran Student Orientation

Have you served in the Armed Forces and are now coming to school? Come to this session to get connected with other veteran students and with the veteran's benefits coordinator. This session will take place in Room 227.

“Get Connected!” Student Activities Fair

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 3-6 p.m. in the Student Center

There’s so much more to college life than just the classroom. Learn about leadership and volunteer activities and see how being involved in a student club or organization can provide you with skills that you will use throughout your life. Group decision making, compromise, listening, budgeting and finance, how to organize and conduct meetings, promoting and publicizing events are just a few of the opportunities available to you when you choose to get involved. Think your schedule is too busy or you don’t have time? That's not an excuse! Take the time and make the choice to get involved; we guarantee it will be rewarding learning experience!

This interactive event with games, prizes, and more will allow you to connect with representatives from special interest clubs and organizations, student government, athletics, and recreation sports. If you don’t find what you like, find out how you can start a new club. This program is all about opportunities and is sponsored by Student Activities, Student Advisory Board and Orientation – be there!

For a list of current student clubs, please visit www.tc3.edu/student/sa_clubs.asp.

Anytime Orientation

myTC3

Do you know how to use myTC3 to access and print your schedule and grades, update your records, register online, access your web courses as well as lots of other great stuff? Visit the Technology Learning & Services Center (room 258), second floor of the Dr. Lucille S. Baker Commons.