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Final New Student Orientation set for Saturday

Monday, August 16, 2004


 

The last of Chesapeake College’s New Student Orientation sessions, which help students get their first semester in college off to a flying start, will take place this Saturday. It will start at 9 a.m. in Room H117 of the Kent Humanities Building on the Wye Mills campus.

College officials have spent the last two weeks hosting New Student Orientation sessions, providing a mix of morning, evening, and weekend sessions. Counselor Amy Childs, who serves as the New Student Orientation coordinator, said these sessions provide an important service.

"New students often have a lot of questions and some degree of nervousness about starting college," said Childs. "We do everything we can to answer students’ questions and allay their fears. We also use these sessions to make students aware of all the support services available to our students."

Rachel Rosebrock of Denton, one of the new students attending this past Saturday’s orientation, said it was a helpful experience.

"I didn’t realize how much help was available. I thought I’d be on my own," said Rosebrock. "Now I think if I have any questions or concerns I can talk to just about anybody. Everyone kept saying how the professors were so helpful and understanding. That takes away a lot of the nervousness."

College faculty and staff participate in the orientations, offering advice from their individual perspectives in addition to answering student questions. Students also receive a New Student Orientation kit full of information critical to new students – important tips for the first day of classes; how to access academic support; clubs and activities available to students; a campus map; and much more.

New students interested in signing up for the final New Student Orientation on Saturday, August 21 should contact Melisa Sheehan at 410-827-5843.

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