Surry Community College’s campus was buzzing with activity last week as students began fall classes on Monday, Aug. 17.
New students were able to received a little extra direction for the beginning of their college career by participating in an orientation series provided by the college.
Orientation for new students was held Aug. 10-13, and according to Sabrina Terry, associate dean for Enrollment Services, 770 students attended, which is the largest group that the college has served during orientation.
“Our goal at orientation is to prepare our incoming freshmen with the information they need to be successful during their first few weeks on campus,” says Terry. “We want students and parents to leave our campus that day feeling comfortable and knowing that SCC staff and faculty are here to help.”
Orientation activities included a welcome by David Shockley, SCC president, breakout sessions, lunch, campus tour, and the opportunity to purchase textbooks. The breakout session activities included meeting with technology services, financial aid, career services, health and wellness services, and visiting the library and Academic Support Center. Breakout sessions were also held for parents and family members.
“For a first-time student, it was very informative.” said Mendy Kontiognas, a new student at Surry Community College.
College officials would like to remind students that it’s not too late to start classes this fall. Surry offers mid-term classes with start dates in August, September and October. The schedule is posted on www.surry.edu. For more information, call (336) 386-3264.
Reach Eva Queen at (336) 415-4739 or firstname.lastname@example.org