‘Nuts and bolts’ orientation
DENVER – An orientation session and resource fair in the North Classroom welcomed new students Jan. 11.
Many of the nearly 125 students who attended were transferring to CU Denver from Metropolitan State College of Denver and Community College of Denver. Also participating were a number of first-time freshmen; about a dozen new graduate students; students from out-of-state; and a sprinkling of international students from Canada and as far away as China.
Academic Advisor John Patsey, Academic Success and Advising Center, served as master of ceremonies for the presentation portion of the event. “It’s kind of a mini-orientation,” Patsey said. “We do a ‘nuts and bolts’ orientation to help make sure these mid-year new students have the basics to get started.”
With classes set to begin next week, Jan. 17, on the Denver Campus with Auraria, new students were invited to learn more about a wide range of subjects from getting a photo ID, to parking to safety, the writing center and more.
Also on hand to provide essential information was Ed Garton, assistant director, Student Affairs. “We think it’s important to greet new students and provide information they’ll need throughout the year, such as a planner, names and numbers for offices to contact, our Code of Conduct, info on student organizations and upcoming events.” Students also are directed to this same information online.