New Student Orientation
Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR)
Welcome to Reynolds!
New students for spring semester 2016 are encouraged to attend an Orientation session. At Orientation you will have opportunities to learn about:
- Advising services. Please note: you will not be advised at spring Orientation. To be advised for classes or to receive financial aid information, see a specialist in one of the Enrollment Services Offices.
- Academic strategies to succeed in your classes.
- Student Services such as the Academic Support Center, Center for Career, Employment & Transfer, and the Office of Student Accommodations.
- Getting involved in clubs and organizations.
- Library Services.
- Navigating your Student Center.
The dates for spring Orientation are:
Thursday, January 7, 2016, Parham Road Campus, Massey Library Technology Center lobby, 9am-12pm
Friday, January 8, 2016, Downtown Campus, first floor lobby, 9am-12pm.
Please sign up for January Orientation here
Schedule of events for January 7 and January 8:
|8:45 - 8:55 a.m.||
PRC: Massey LTC Lobby
DTC: 1st floor lobby
|Greeters will be waiting for you at the check-in table at the lobby. Grab your materials and get ready to go!|
|9:00 - 9:30 a.m.||Welcome||Meet the Dean of Students and key staff members from Enrollment Services. They will give you valuable information about Reynolds and advising services.|
|9:45 - 10:15 a.m.||Break-Out Session. Choice One||Student Services: Reynolds Community College provides many services to help students succeed. This session will touch on three: Student Accommodations, transferring to a 4-year institution, and tutoring.|
|Break-Out Session. Choice Two||Student Life: The Office of Student Life at Reynolds provides a variety of ways to get involved. You can start a club, attend a sporting event, get involved with intramurals, or hang out in the Student Life Center. Attend this session to hear about the many ways to be an active student.|
|Break-Out Session. Choice Three||Academic Success: If you want to succeed academically, this is the session for you. Learn about preparing for classes, getting to know your professors, what to do if you're having problems in class and the SAILS early alert system. There will also be a hands-on component to learn how to navigate the Student Center, which is where you sign up for classes, check your To Do list, and check your financial aid status.|
|10:30 - 11:00 a.m.||Break-Out Session. Choice One||Student Services: same as above|
|Break-Out Session. Choice Two||Student Life: same as above|
|Break-Out Session. Choice Three||Academic Success: same as above|
|11 a.m.||Library Tour||Take a tour of the library with one of the library staff members.|
|11 a.m.||Campus Tour||Bring your class schedule and the Student Ambassadors will take you on a tour and show you exactly where your classrooms are located for that campus. Tours will last from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.|
|11 a.m.||Information Tables and Light Refreshments||Talk to our presenters at tables in the lobby. Enjoy some light refreshments while doing so.|
Sign up for January Orientation here
All prospective and new students should view online Orientation:
*Script is included on “Notes” tab for ADA compliance.