Orientation events prepare students for success

The end of summer is just around the corner and for new college students, embracing fall’s arrival can mean embracing a whole new world come September. In an effort to help ease the transition from summer relaxation to school concentration for its thousands of new first-year students, Durham College (DC) offers a variety of different orientation programs, including an online orientation section of its website at www.durhamcollege.ca/orientation.

DC’s annual orientation program features events including Get Prepared for Success, Program Orientation, the DC first-year Fun Fair; the annual CampusFest Concert and much, much more.

“There are many advantages to attending orientation activities! Our programming helps first-year students to find their way around campus, meet new friends, learn about the many campus services, and feel prepared for their first day of classes.” said Krista Watson, student development co-ordinator.

First-year students can visit the orientation website mentioned above to learn more about the many exciting activities going on around campus during orientation. Students can enjoy a movie night under the stars; come out and support the Durham Lords men’s and women’s soccer teams in the annual Campus Cup soccer match against the University of Ontario Institute of Technology; or bring their resumé and speak to employers who are recruiting students at the Part-time Job Fair.