New students listening to orientation.

Glen Oaks students greeted at Fall Orientation

It is pretty hard to fly an airplane without some instruction. Going to college and investing thousands of dollars into your education can also take some pointers, so Glen Oaks Community College offers fall 2009 Orientation sessions for new students.Students find most of their questions are answered by attending one of the fall new student Orientation sessions. The last Orientation session is 5:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 26 in the Business Development Center’s Dresser Auditorium next to the entrance.

Orientation is an opportunity to meet fellow students and staff and to become acquainted with Glen Oaks Community College. Best of all, the session is a chance to discuss tips and techniques to ensure college success and ways to manage your time between work, family, and class. Students will hear about numerous student support services.
A campus tour is included in the Orientation, so students should bring their class schedule to help locate classrooms. The campus bookstore will be open for new students to purchase textbooks and supplies. New students may also get their student ID card at the Distance Learning Center. Glen Oaks Admissions Director Tonya Howden said each session includes lots of information, refreshments and prizes designed to help students begin their Glen Oaks experience on the right foot.

Enrollment at Glen Oaks Community College continues through August. Students may enroll
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, Thursday and Friday and until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. The first classes start August 31, 2009.

Curtis Slone (left) meets Lindy Folkers over bingo game sheets.
Meeting at Orientation
Curtis Slone (left) meets Lindy Folkers as students mingle in bingo game designed to break the ice. Curtis was formerly from Jacksonville, North Carolina and now lives in Mendon. Lindy is a Sturgis resident. The Tuesday morning, August 18, Orientation is one of three planned for new students at Glen Oaks Community College.
Orientation at GOCC 2009
Over 50 new students took part in the first of three new student orientation sessions at Glen Oaks Community College.
New students meeting each other around table.