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Kick Off college studies with carnival

 

There’s no better way to shake off those first-day jitters than a carnival.

Salmon Arm orientation

Okanagan College’s Salmon Arm campus will welcome everyone Tuesday, Sept. 4 with Kick Off, a full-day of fun activities and treats to ease students back in to classes.

“Social connections are so critical for success at post-secondary. We want new and returning students to start the new semester on a positive note with their new campus community,” says Joan Ragsdale, Regional Dean of Shuswap Revelstoke.

Coffee and muffins will be available at the Campus Cafe as students arrive. Workshops will help students become acquainted with:

  • Logging into key online resources like myOkanagan and Moodle
  • Setting up campus wifi
  • Printing
  • Library services
  • Success Centre services
  • Okanagan College Students Union benefits
  • Getting involved and life on campus

Starting at 9 a.m., a series of orientations will be held, including opportunities for students to meet their program instructors and peers. A carnival-themed lunch for new and returning students will follow, in addition to a fair with games, prizes and giveaways. Photos for student ID cards will be taken between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

New and returning students are invited to take part in Prep for Success: Essential Skills for College on Aug. 29 and 30. These free workshops offer information on how to be an effective student, with topics like time management, learning strategies, essay writing, giving class presentations and dealing with stress. There is no requirement to be an Okanagan College student; all post-secondary students welcome.

More information is available online