Tompkins Cortland Community College

Success & Advising

Commuter Student Orientation Team Sign-up Form

Please fill in the form below to register to join a team to attend the Orientation events on Monday, January 23. Joining an Orientation Team is required for all new commuter students ages 18-23 years old who live in off-campus housing (including College Suites). Joining an Orientation Team is strongly recommended for all new, commuter students who are between 18-23 years old and will be commuting from home where they live with their family.

Commuter students will be placed on a team with other new students. Your small group will get to know one another, work with continuing students who are part of the Panther Welcome Crew (the College’s Orientation Leaders), and attend a series of workshops to learn information vital to your success as a Tompkins Cortland student. Making connections early with fellow students, faculty, and staff, will help you succeed.

The workshops you will attend as part of your team experience include:

Team Meetings – Meet with your small group to learn about life at Tompkins Cortland from current students. Learn tips for academic success, getting involved, and making the most of your college experience from members of our Panther Welcome Crew, current Tompkins Cortland students who will lead you through the orientation events. Meet and get to know fellow students, make connections to campus resources, and get the information you need to start your semester strong.

StrengthsQuest and Your Success – Research indicates that investing more effort in your strengths, rather than your weaknesses, will produce significantly better results. Learn more about how you can use your top five strengths (from Gallup's StrengthsFinder®) to promote success in academics, your future career, and in your personal life.

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.

Prior to attending the StrengthsQuest session, students should complete the StrengthsFinder inventory online through myINFO. StrengthsQuest must be completed by Friday, January 20. For instructions on how to complete StrengthsQuest, see the StrengthsQuest page.




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Please note that dinner will be provided on Monday, January 23 for all resident students and commuting students who join a tem. Lunch will also be provided for all new students attending orientation on Tuesday, January 24.