CCC unveils new student orientation

Cayuga Community College will hold four fall 2013 orientation sessions for new and transfer students and their families this month at its campuses in Auburn and Fulton.

For Fulton Campus students, the orientation program will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 22 and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 29 at 11 River Glen Drive.

For Auburn Campus students, the orientation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 23 and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 30 at 197 Franklin St.

“Orientation is important to get students acquainted with the overall college environment and assist them adjust to academic life,” said Norm Lee, director of student activities and orientation director. “Studies have shown that those students who attend college orientation programs are more likely to succeed at the institution than others who don’t attend, which could indirectly affect attrition levels.”

All participants will receive an introduction to the people and services at Cayuga, and will receive guidance on a range of issues, including how to use the online student portal, how to choose classes, how to understand financial aid and what to expect from the college experience. They also will have the opportunity to obtain their college identification cards.

“Students will gain valuable knowledge on all the campus resources and services available to them at Cayuga that will help them be successful at the College,” Lee said. “They will also have the opportunity to meet some of Cayuga’s faculty and staff and interact with fellow students.”

Lunch will be provided to all students who pre-register. To register, visit

Special sessions will be held on veteran services, the nursing program and various degree programs.

The College also developed an online “encore orientation” so students can review the information presented at orientation or follow up on something they might have missed. That information can be accessed by visiting

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