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Connections for New Students

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


Spring 2015 New Student Orientation will take place January 20-21, 2015. Welcome Week activities continue through September 9, 2014.

Spring 2015 courses begin on Thursday, January 22. The TC3 Academic Calendar contains important dates for each semester, including deadlines.

Questions? E-mail orientation@TC3.edu 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 Wednesday, January 21 from 9-9:30 a.m. in the TC3 Student Center. 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 Tuesday, January 20 between 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and have required orientation sessions to attend from 1:30 – 8 p.m. (dinner included).

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. Extended hours will be posted here soon.

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

Tuesday, January 20

8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. New Resident Students Move In (TC3 Residence Halls)*
Noon–1 p.m. TC3 Offices Open (Enrollment Services, Bookstore, TC3 Card, etc.)
1:30 p.m.

Resident Student Orientation Check-In*
Welcome*

2–5 p.m. Team Meetings*
StrengthsQuest and your Success*
5–6 p.m. Dinner (provided)*
6–7:30 P.M. Residence Life Orientation*

Wednesday, January 21

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

TC3 FYI and Safety at TC3 – 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. 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.

Thursday, January 22

Classes Begin

Welcome Week Activities

7:30 a.m.–11 a.m. Start your semester off right with free grab and go breakfast (while supplies last).
Evening TBD Residence Life Floor Meetings * (required for all residents)

Friday, January 23

Classes Continue

Welcome Week Activities

TBD  

Saturday, January 24

Classes Continue

Welcome Week Activities

TBD  

Sunday, January 25

Welcome Week Activities

TBD  

Monday, January 26

Classes Continue

Welcome Week Activities

TBD  

Tuesday, January 27

Classes Continue

Welcome Week Activities

TBD  

Wednesday, Janaury 28

Classes Continue

3-6 p.m. "Get Connected" Activities Fair (Student Center)

Please note the College is closed on Monday, Janaury 19 in observation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.