If you’re a new student at Pellissippi State Community College for fall semester, mark your calendar for one of the college’s New Student Orientation sessions.
Attendance is required of all first-time degree-seeking freshmen and is recommended for transfer students and others who have been out of school for a while.
New fall semester students may choose from a variety of session dates, times and locations. Four sessions have been scheduled for knoxAchieves students only.
“This year’s orientation theme is ‘Determination, Participation and Graduation,’” said Becky Milam, director of New Student Orientation Programs.
“We’re focusing on graduation as an outcome,” Milam said. “We know that students are more focused when they get involved. And people need to be determined to set goals and maintain balance while in school.”
Orientation gives new students the opportunity to meet Pellissippi State students, faculty and staff; learn strategies for college success; explore degree and major choices; and learn about campus services and resources such as financial aid.
Pellissippi State encourages parents, spouses and others who are supportive of the student to attend. The college also urges accepted students to reserve their place in an orientation session as soon as possible.
Orientation continues through mid-August, and fall classes begin Aug. 27. To learn more about dates and times, visit www.pstcc.edu/admissions/orientation, or call (865) 694-6400 for more information.