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, August 22. Joining an Orientation Team is strongly recommended for all new, transfer, and reinstated students who are between 18-23 years old and will be commuting from home or living in an off-campus house or apartment (including College Suites).

Commuter students who sign up 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 (TC3’s Orientation Leaders), and attend a series of workshops to learn information vital to your success as a TC3 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 (new students in your degree program and similar programs) to learn about life at TC3 from current TC3 students. Learn tips for academic success, getting involved, and making the most of your TC3 experience from members of our Panther Welcome Crew, current TC3 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.

Prior to attending the StrengthsQuest session, students must have completed the StrengthsFinder assessment online through myINFO. For instructions on how to complete StrengthsQuest, see the StrengthsQuest page.



Please note that lunch will be provided for all new students attending orientation on Monday, August 22.