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Virtual NSO Agenda

Come kick off the 2021 school year at Virtual New Student Orientation (VNSO). Meet new people and learn more about what COD has to offer! Use your dupage.edu or myACCESS log in information to sign-up for Virtual NSO, attend, and get your swag bag mailed to your home. See you there!

Virtual NSO Agenda

Virtual NSO Agenda
Time  Activity
8:30 to 9 a.m.  Virtual Check-In
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.  General Information Session: Find out all that COD has to offer and meet other new students!
10:30 to 10:35 a.m. Break
10:40 to 11 a.m. Workshop Session #1
11:05 to 11:25 a.m.  Workshop Session #2 
11:30 to 11:50 a.m.  Workshop Session #3 
11:50 to noon Closing and giveaways! 


Fall 2021 Workshops

Thank you for your interest in the workshops offered for Virtual NSO.

Workshop information is subject to change.

Workshop Session Topics

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.

Why get an education? To expand your opportunities. So what do employers want? 65 percent of employers report they want candidates with related experiences, and studies show they are only taking seven seconds to form a first impression. From resumes, cover letters to interview prep, learn how Career Services can help you build your professional brand and #BeCareerReady!

Success is more than a destination...it is the journey! This high energy, interactive session will share how the Student Diversity Office is designed to celebrate culture, encourage and inspire students to have an active voice, and to foster a sense of belonging at College of DuPage!

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.

You just got here, but it is never too early to think about transferring to your four-year college or university. Find out about the important guideposts on your pathway to continuing your academic endeavors beyond COD! And, meet the people who can help guide you along the way.

Think you can't move forward because you haven't chosen a major or are overwhelmed by all the choices? Our Counseling staff is dedicated to help you plan courses. Find out the steps you need to take!

The World is Your Classroom. Leave campus to learn another language, experience another culture, explore the world, engage with others, and challenge yourself. Expand your perspective, develop new skills and earn credit through Field Studies and Study Abroad. Dig, climb, paint, research, write, paddle, read and journey your way through college, collecting memories and experiences.

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 Honors Program is for motivated students who want to distinguish themselves through enriched coursework and experiences. Honors credit looks great on a resume or transfer application, and could lead to a publication, presentation or scholarship. At our workshop, you will have the opportunity to meet the Director and talk to students who are involved in this active and fun program!

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 Library offers so much more than books and a place to study. From laptops to streaming videos, find out how simple it is to access all of the materials we have for you.

The McAninch Arts Center (MAC) is exploding with great ways to get involved with Music, Theater, Dance, and Visual Art Departments! Find out how to join a choir, Jazz band, Concert Band, or Orchestra. Discover how you can take center stage as an actor or make a feature movie. Learn how you can work backstage for a theater production and course options for creating jewelry, pottery, 2-D or 3-D art. Come find out all the ways we entertain you and the opportunities you have to explore your creative side!

Join us for a fun workshop session to discover everything we have to offer to make your COD experience on-of-a-kind. Find out how to get involved in one of our 90+ clubs, learn about leadership development, and get the inside scoop on other development opportunities across campus through the Chaparral Edge Program. It's your student life so come see the possibilities and get ready for an experience you don't want to miss.

Questions answered by our experts—current students! Discover what it is like to be a student at COD.

You are about to start one of the most exciting times in your life! To ensure a smooth transition to college you will be assigned a Navigator. Come to our workshop and learn more about how you and your Navigator will work together for success. We will also give you some valuable tips on how to manage your time and study effectively. We look forward to meeting you at our workshop!

Contact Information

Virtual New Student Orientation
(630) 942-2243
studentlife@cod.edu