VC offers final Pirate Orientation session Saturday, Aug. 23

Students planning to attend Victoria College this fall but didn’t attend Pirate Orientation have a final chance to learn about VC prior to the beginning of the semester. New students can still register for fall classes the week of Aug. 18, at which time they will sign up to attend orientation to be held on Saturday, Aug. 23.

The deadline to register and pay for classes is noon Friday, Aug. 22, and fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 25.

More than 500 new freshmen took part in VC’s Pirate Orientation the week of August 11.

Student Ramon Alaniz, who attended Pirate Orientation on Thursday, said he found the event “really entertaining.”

“All the teachers I’ve talked to have their own personalities, and they each try to explain what they are trying to get to us within a good amount of time, and they do it in a way which I can understand,” Alaniz said. “My favorite part during orientation was playing giant Jenga. We completed the game without making it fall.”

“From what I am seeing and experiencing, I would recommend the orientation experience to others,” he added.

Students who attend Pirate Orientation from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday will participate in interactive tracks with topics such as:

  •     Computer Help Desk, Pirate Portal and Payments
  •     Blackboard (VC’s online learning system)
  •     Admissions & Welcome Center, Testing and Police & Campus Safety
  •     Library, Tutoring & Supplemental Instruction
  •     Financial Aid
  •     College Success Factor Index (assessment to help determine student strengths)
  •     Advising & Student Activities

Parents and family members of new freshmen are invited to attend Pirate Orientation on Saturday, which includes a special break-out session for them.

Students wishing to register for the fall semester should speak with an advisor in the Advising & Counseling Services Department, located in the Student Services Building.

Advising & Counseling Services will be open on Monday from 1-6 p.m., from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and from 7:30 a.m.-noon on Friday.

For more information, call the Victoria College Call Center at (361) 573-3291.

Published: Friday, 15 August 2014

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