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Connections for New Students

New Student Orientation and Welcome Week
For all new and transfer students


Spring 2014 New Student Orientation will take place January 21-22, 2014. Welcome Week activities continue through January 30, 2014.

Spring 2014 courses begin on Thursday, January 23. The TC3 Academic Calendar contains important dates each semester, including deadlines.

Questions? E-mail orientation@TC3.edu or call 607.844.8222, Ext. 4521.

Parents, spouses and other sponsors

In addition to activities for students there are programs for parents, spouses and other sponsors.

New Student Orientation Schedule


Orientation information and a schedule of events will be mailed to all new students who have already attended START (Student Transition Advisement, Registration, and Testing) the week of January 6. Students attending START after January 6-17 will receive orientation information at their START appointment.

Please note that the schedule below is tentative and all students will receive a final schedule with detailed information including session locations at Orientation Check-in. Orientation Check-In will take place on Wednesday, January 22 from 9-9:30 a.m. in the Lobby near the main entrance to the Academic Building. At Orientation Check-in, new students will receive a TC3 bag, student planner, and more. New Resident Students living on campus will move in to the Residence Halls on Tuesday, January 21 between 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and have required orientation activities to attend beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Many TC3 offices have extended open hours during Orientation and Welcome Week so that you can take care of everything you need prior to the start of classes. See below for extended hours.

Attendance at events marked with * required for new students living in the TC3 residence halls.

Tuesday, January 21

9 a.m.–1 p.m. New Resident Students Move In (TC3 Residence Halls)
10 a.m.–1 p.m. Open StrengthsQuest Computer Lab Time (for students who did not complete the StrengthsQuest inventory prior to coming to Orientation)
10 a.m.–1 p.m. International Student Orientation (required for all new International Students)
1:30 p.m. Orientation Team Check-In * (required for all new students living in the TC3 residence halls, recommended for new students ages 18-23 who are commuting from home or living in off-campus housing (commuters register here), optional for adult students)
2 p.m.

TC3 Welcome, Orientation Overview, and Panther Welcome Crew Team Introductions *

2:15–3 p.m. Team Meeting *
2:15-5 p.m. International Student Placement Testing
3-4 p.m. StrengthsQuest and Your Success *
4-5 p.m. Team Meeting *
5-6 p.m. Team Dinner * (provided)
6-8 p.m. Residence Life Orientation * (required for all students living in the TC3 residence halls)
8-11 p.m. Orientation Social Activity (optional)

Wednesday, January 22

9-9:30 a.m. Orientation Check-In and College Resource Fair *
9:30–10 a.m. College Welcome and New Student Convocation *
10-11 a.m. TC3 FYI and Safety at TC3 * (see description below)
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Our CommUNITY * (see description below)
12:15-1 p.m. Academic Program Orientation * - Meet the faculty and learn more about your degree program
1-1:45 p.m. Lunch with your Academic Program (provided)
2-3 p.m. Your Health & Success * (for students living in the TC3 residence halls and students ages 18-23 who are commuting from home or living in off-campus housing – see description below)
2-3 p.m. Adult Student Orientation (for students age 24 or older or those who have been out of school for 5 or more years).
3-4 p.m. Student Success Sessions and Special Population Orientations (choose the session you would like to attend from this list)
4-5 p.m. Student Success Sessions and Special Population Orientations (choose the session you would like to attend from this list)
8-11 p.m. Orientation Social Activity (optional)

TC3 FYI – This session informs new students about important TC3 academic and student conduct policies. In this session you will learn about our TC3 community standards, including important information about academic integrity, student rights and responsibilities, and more.

Safety at TC3 – TC3 prides itself on being a safe and supportive campus community. This session will introduce students to important safety practices they should follow on and off campus, and will allow them to meet the Campus Police staff.

Our CommUNITY – This session will introduce TC3’s community value of diversity. The session will provide students active opportunities to better understand the strengths each of us brings to our community, and how these strengths and unique characteristics impact how we see, experience, and participate in the world around us.

Your Health and Success – Staying healthy is important to your success as a college student. Learn about how five important health and wellness practices can impact your academic success and start your first semester on the right track.

Thursday, January 23

Classes Begin

Welcome Week Activities

7:30 a.m.–11 a.m. Start your semester off right with free grab and go breakfast (while supplies last).

Friday, January 24

Classes Continue

Welcome Week Activities

11 a.m.–2 p.m. Check out “The HUB” – Visit our new mini lounge to learn about getting connected at TC3. (Cafeteria)

Saturday, January 25

Classes Continue

Welcome Week Activities

9 p.m.-Midnight “Light It Up” – Glow Dance Party (Forum)

Monday, January 27

Classes Continue

TBD Welcome Week Activity

Thursday, January 30

Classes Continue

3-6 p.m. "Get Connected" Activities Fair (Student Center)

Extended TC3 Office Hours for Orientation and Welcome Week

Please note the College is closed on Monday, January 20 in observation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Enrollment Services Center (Room 215)

January 21 (Move-In Day/Orientation) 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
January 22 (Orientation) 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
January 23 (First Day of Class/Welcome Week) 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
January 24 (Welcome Week) 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
January 27 (Welcome Week) 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
January 28 (Welcome Week) 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.
January 29 (Welcome Week) 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
January 30 (Welcome Week) 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

TC3 Bookstore

January 18 (Saturday) 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
January 19 (Sunday) 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
January 20 (Monday, MLK Holiday) 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
January 21 (Move-In Day/Orientation) 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
January 22 (Orientation) 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
January 23 (First Day of Class/Welcome Week) 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
January 24 (Welcome Week) 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
January 25 (Saturday) 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
January 26 (Sunday) 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
January 27 (Welcome Week) 8:30 a.m.- 7 p.m.
January 28 (Welcome Week) 8:30 a.m.- 7 p.m.
January 29 (Welcome Week) 8:30 a.m.- 7 p.m.
January 30 (Welcome Week) 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

TC3 ID Card (at the Info Desk)

January 21 (Move-In Day/Orientation) 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
January 22 (Orientation) 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
January 23 (First Day of Class/Welcome Week) 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
January 24 (Welcome Week) 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
January 27 (Welcome Week) 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
January 28 (Welcome Week) 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
January 29 (Welcome Week) 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
January 30 (Welcome Week) 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

All Other College Offices Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

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