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Orientation

Orientation is always an exciting introduction to college for incoming freshmen - the beginning of a new adventure. Student Affairs, Alumni Affairs, the First Year Experience Program and the Center for Academic Success have joined with the faculty to build a summer orientation program that will prepare you for academic, co-curricular and personal success here at AIC. You'll have your first class, your first look at your fall schedule, and your first night in a residence hall.

The faculty, staff and students of Summer Orientation 2012 are looking forward to meeting you.

Orientation Dates

  • June 25 & 26 (Monday-Tuesday) (This Session is now Filled)
  • June 28 & 29 (Thursday-Friday) (This Session is now Filled)
  • Make-Up Registration Day July 16 (This Session is now Filled)

Objectives

Orientation is designed to introduce new students to the AIC community - the faculty, staff, students and services that will support them in their undergraduate experience. Orientation provides students with an understanding of the academic expectations, the co-curricular opportunities and the resources that will prepare them for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

  • Students will develop meaningful relationships with their fellow students, orientation staff and faculty
  • Students will develop academic and personal goals for their first year in college
  • Students will develop an understanding of the need to balance course work, co-curricular activities and social life

Expectations

College presents students with new responsibilities and expectations. What is a syllabus? What do my professors expect from me? What should I expect from my professors? Students discuss changing expectations and transition to college issues.

College Success

College means meeting new people, experiencing a new environment and learning to work with unfamiliar systems and procedures. Students will discuss Drumline and the possible relationship of Devon Miles' experience to their own first semester in college.

Academic Advising

Setting academic and career goals are central to a successful academic experience. Understanding reasonable expectations of both advisor and advisee are critical to the development of a strong advising relationship. Students will meet an academic advisor to discuss major and general education requirements. Students will get a copy of their fall schedule.

Getting Connected

Colleges are increasingly moving to online and electronic resources. Students will be introduced to the student portal, the Career Services database, Smarthinking, the online tutoring program, and other online/electronic resources available to AIC students.

Campus Services

Some of the new responsibilities facing first year students include understanding how to use the menu of services available to AIC students. Students will be introduced to Financial Aid, Business Office, Registrar's Office, Counseling Services and Health Services.

Accuplacer Assessments

The academic demands of college require foundational skills in writing, mathematics, and computers. Students will complete Accuplacer assessments in these areas. Results of the Accuplacer will be used in course placement.

And of Course, Fun and Interaction with other students!

The whole campus of AIC welcomes you to your first year with us!

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