Summer 2013 New Student Orientation Agenda
Main Campus (Glen Ellyn), Student Resource Center, Room 2000
(Only choose one day)
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
8:30 to 9 a.m. Check In
9 to 10:15 a.m. General Session for New Students-
This session features a welcome and brief ntroduction to College of DuPage by Chuck Steele, Manager of Student Life, and Chris Miller, Host of 'That Beepin' Show (and Associate Professor of Speech). They'll give an overview of New Student Orientation and also some essential information that every College of DuPage student should know!
General Session for Parents and Family
As your student begins to transition from high school to college, we would like you to be a part of this process. Whether this is your first student to attend college or your last, come to this engaging presentation to learn how to best support your student by finding out more about the College of DuPage resources and services. Get the answers to those questions your student may forget to ask!
10:25 to 11:05 a.m. BREAKOUT SESSION 1
11:15 to 11:55 a.m. BREAKOUT SESSION 2
12:05 to 12:45 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION 3
12:45 to 2:00 p.m. Complimentary Lunch/Social
BREAKOUT SESSION TOPICS:
THE FOLLOWING TOPICS WILL RUN DURING ALL 3 SESSIONS:
Beyond Books: Discover Your Library
Unlock all the ways our library can help you be successful in your classes and why our grads keep coming back to use our resources!
Student Life: LIVE IT
Join us for a fun breakout session to discover everything we have to offer to make your COD experience one-of-a-kind. Find out how to get involved in one of our 50+ clubs and learn about leadership development opportunities across campus. It's your student life so come see the possibilities and get ready for an experience you won't forget!
Empowering Students to Reach Their Academic Goals
Come find out about the FREE academic support services offered in our Learning Commons! Services include tutoring, math, writing, reading, and speech assistance. These services are available to all registered COD students. Discover the who, what, where and when of how the Learning Commons can help you on the road to academic success.
The World is Your Classroom
Explore ways to expand your perspective, develop new skills and earn credit through Field Studies, Study Abroad, Internships and Service Learning. Be transported off-campus to explore the world, gain work experience or make a difference in your own community. Dig, climb, paint, research, write, serve and work your way through college, collecting memories and experiences for your life's portfolio.
Thrive in Your 1st Year of College
Do you want to start college off on the right foot? Discover the ways in which college is different from high school, and learn strategies for successfully navigating your first year.
From Undecided to Transfer...We Can Help!
Think you can't move forward because you haven't chosen a major or are overwhelmed by all the choices? Or, even though you are just starting, wondering how you will transfer? Either way, Our Counseling and Advising staff is dedicated to help you plan courses. Find out the steps you need to take!
Understanding and Keeping Your Financial Aid
Often students do not understand how to keep their Financial Aid until after they have risked losing it. Learn how to view your award letter, the importance of not dropping classes, significance of accepting financial aid, and terms and agreements of financial aid.
The Inside Scoop: Campus Communications
Get a head start! Know what's up and how to stay connected by learning more about our campus communication systems: Collegiate Link, myACCESS, Blackboard, the student portal, and COD email. Set up your accounts for your school email, Collegiate Link, and student portal!
Breakout Session 1:
Questions answered by our experts- the students! Hear from the student perspective about what it is like to be a student at COD.
Equal Access: Leveling the Playing Field
Students with disabilities will actively engage in how to receive help in their own transition from high school to college students. Services and accommodations and how they differ from high school to college will be addressed.
Breakout Session 1 & 2:
Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education Offerings
Find out about the 15 intercollegiate sports that COD sponsors in the National Junior College Athletic Association, and the course offerings within our Physical Education Department. Topics include athletic eligibility, coach contact information, lecture course offerings, and activity course offerings.
Breakout Session 2:
Enriching Learning Through the Honors Program
Get introduced to the Honors Program at COD. Honors Program faculty will share information about requirements and course offerings. Faculty and current Honors students will speak about "enriched learning" and how participation in the Honors Program can help you realize your full academic potential.
Breakout Session 3:
Making the Grade: Meet the Faculty
An important part of college is what happens in the classroom. Take this opportunity to learn from a panel of our faculty what you can expect from your professors (and what they expect from you) in order to be successful in your classes, as well as ask any questions you may have.
New Student Orientation
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL
60137 (630) 942-2800
2012 College of DuPage