Ohlone’s Welcome Day Introduces New Students to College - Article, Office of College Advancement

Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

By Ohlone College.

Peer Mentors at Welcome Day.Start the semester on the right track! New students can attend Welcome Day this Thursday, August 27, to prepare for the coming semester. The one-day event, held each year prior to fall semester, helps students get ready for college life, make new friends, and builds a path for them to have a successful experience in college. This is an opportunity for new students to feel connected to Ohlone, meet fellow students, and gain valuable skills to help them through college.

At Welcome Day students have the opportunity to learn about college resources, such as counseling, the student health center, and obtain helpful information regarding financial aid. They take campus tours with one of the peer mentors, student representatives who help new students through the transition from high school to college and provide students with a personal link to Ohlone.

Welcome Day provides a fun and informative way for students to be oriented to college prior to the start of the semester. Students who participate improve their chances for success during the critical first weeks of college, because they know where to go when they have questions, who can help them with issues, and get the tools and guidance they need to succeed at Ohlone College.

Welcome Day is beneficial to students in many ways. They participate in workshops that help them learn about and feel comfortable using the services offered to students. And they will engage in fun activities that help them meet new friends. The activities involve student participation with prizes and plenty of goodies to take home. Lunch is also provided.

Students must register in advance to attend the event and will earn ½ unit of college credit for participating. Welcome Day runs from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Ohlone College Fremont Campus.

Students can register for Welcome Day by visiting the college’s web site, www.ohlone.edu, and clicking on the WebAdvisor link. Registration is open until August 26th, the day before the event, but don’t wait…The Time is Now!

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