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Connections for New Students

New Student Orientation and Welcome Week
For all new and transfer students

Spring 2016 New Student Orientation will take place January 25-26, 2016. Welcome Week activities continue through February 3, 2016.

Spring 2016 courses begin on Wednesday, January 27. The TC3 Academic Calendar contains important dates for the semester, including deadlines.

Questions? Email or call 607.844.8222, Ext. 4521.

Parents, spouses and other sponsors

In addition to activities for students there are programs for parents, spouses and other sponsors.

New Student Orientation Schedule

Orientation information and a schedule of events will be mailed to all new students who have already attended START (Student Transition Advisement, Registration, and Testing) in early January. Students attending START later in January will receive orientation information at their START appointment.

Please note that the schedule below is tentative and all students will receive a final schedule with detailed information including session locations at Orientation Check-in.

Orientation Check-In will take place on Tuesday, January 26 from 9:15-9:45 a.m. at the Information desk (located just inside the main door, near Room 101) on TC3's main campus in Dryden. At Orientation Check-in, new students will receive a TC3 bag, student planner, and more.

New Resident Students living on campus will move in to the Residence Halls on Monday, January 25 between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and have required resident student orientation activities to attend on Monday, January 25 from 2-5 p.m.

Many TC3 offices have extended open hours during Orientation and Welcome Week so that you can take care of everything you need prior to the start of classes.

Attendance at events marked with * required for new students living in the TC3 residence halls.

Monday, January 25

9 a.m.–1 p.m. New Resident Students Move In (TC3 Residence Halls)
8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. TC3 Offices Open (Enrollment Services, Bookstore, TC3 Card, etc.)
11 a.m.–2 p.m. Open StrengthsQuest Computer Lab Time (for students who did not complete the StrengthsQuest inventory prior to coming to Orientation)
2–5 p.m. Resident Student Orientation *
  Welcome *
  Team Meeting *
  StrengthsQuest and Your Success *
5–6 p.m. Dinner * (Provided)
6–8 p.m. Residence Life Orientation *
Evening TBD Residence Life Floor Meetings*
8–11 p.m.

Game Night (optional)

Tuesday, January 26

8:15-8:30 a.m. Adult Student Orientation Check-In
8:30-9:30 a.m. Adult Student Orientation (for students age 24 or older or those who have been out of school for 5 or more years)
9:15–9:45 a.m. Orientation Check-In *
9:45–10 a.m. College Welcome and New Student Convocation *
10-11 a.m. Our CommUNITY *
11 a.m.-12 p.m. TC3 FYI and Safety at TC3 *
12:15–1 p.m. Academic Program Orientation * - Meet the faculty and learn more about your degree program
1–2 p.m. Lunch with your Academic Program (provided)
  Campus Resource Fair (during lunch)
2–3 p.m. Your Health and Success* (for students 18-23 living on campus or commuting from home or off campus housing)
2–3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. Student Success Sessions and Special Population Orientations (choose the session you would like to attend from this list)
8-10 p.m. Open Recreation (optional)

TC3 FYI – This session informs new students about important TC3 academic and student conduct policies. In this session you will learn about our TC3 community standards, including important information about academic integrity, student rights and responsibilities, and more.

Safety at TC3 -- TC3 prides itself on being a safe and supportive campus community. This session will also introduce students to important safety practices they should follow on and off campus, and will allow students to meet the Campus Police staff.

Our CommUNITY – This session will introduce TC3’s community value of diversity. The session will provide students active opportunities to better understand the strengths each of us brings to our community, and how these strengths and unique characteristics impact how we see, experience, and participate in the world around us.

Your Health and Success – Staying healthy is important to your success as a college student. Learn about how five important health and wellness practices can impact your academic success and start your first semester on the right track.

StrengthsQuest and Your Success – Research indicates that investing more effort in your strengths, rather than your weaknesses, will produce significantly greater results. Find out your strengths using Gallup's StrengthsFinder® and start learning how to use those strengths for success in academics, career, and your personal life.

Welcome Week Activities


Tuesday, January 26 8 p.m. Open Recreation (Basketball, Dodgeball, and more)
Wednesday, January 27 8 a.m. Classes Begin
  Evening TBD

Floor Meetings * (required for resident students)

  5 p.m. TC3 Men's Basketball Game
  7 p.m. TC3 Women's Basketball Game
Thursday, January 28 8 p.m. Success Bingo
Friday, January 29 7 p.m. Movie: Mockingjay
Saturday, January 30 1 p.m. TC3 Women's Basketball Game
  3 p.m. TC3 Men's Basketball Game
Tuesday, February 2 2-3:30 p.m. StrengthsQuest Workshop
Thursday, February 11 3–6 p.m. Get Connected Fair

Please note the College is closed on Monday, January 18 in observation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.