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New Student Orientation Workshops

Fall 2019 Workshops 

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

Disclaimer: Workshop information is subject to change. Please return later for a more precise schedule. 

Workshop Session Topics

Library: Beyond Books

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!

Diversity and Inclusion: Celebrating Culture & Creating Community

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!

Career Services: Path to Ca$h

Did you know many of the choices you make as a COD student are integral in helping you #BeCareerReady? Preparing for what comes after College of DuPage starts the moment you arrive. To #BeCareerReady, choices are important, knowledge is powerful, and creating an intentional path is essential. Learn all the ways Career Services help you find direction, clarify career options and explore new avenues. Be purposeful. Be motivated.

Learning Commons: Navigating Academic Success

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.

Counseling & Advising: Transfer Information

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.

The MAC: Creativity is All Over

Check out what you can do at the MAC and how you can get involved! From performing center stage or playing music (private or group) to the classes you can take in jewelry, photography, pottery, 2-D or 3-D art, Graphic Arts, or Motion Picture Television. 

Student Life: LIVE IT

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.

Student Support Services: Navigators

You are about to start one of the most exciting times in your life and our team wants to help you along your educational journey. All new students are assigned a Navigator to work with from registration to graduation. Navigators help you identify campus resources, develop goals, and overcome challenges while you are here. Come meet the Navigators and learn more about how our office will assist you.

Counseling & Advising: 1st Year in 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.

Counseling & Advising: For Undecided Students

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!

Financial Aid: How to Keep It

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 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.

Very Important Person (V.I.P.) Coffee Connection

Want to help your student's transition to college, but are not sure how? Still have questions about course requirements, degrees or the transfer process? Not sure where you are in the financial aid pipeline? Attend our session for parents, guardians and those supporting their student to connect with our Student Services staff and get answers to your questions.

Limited Workshop Session Topics 

Faculty and Student Panel Discussion

An important part of college is what happens in the classroom. Take this opportunity to learn from both our experts-faculty and students-to be successful.

Honors Program: Enriching Learning

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.

Access & Accommodations: 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.

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. 

*All workshop sessions are subject to change.