Incoming students (parents are welcome) will have an opportunity to jump right into life at Holmes Community College during the summer on-site orientation sessions. Students are invited to come to one of the events and learn everything they need to know about life at Holmes, from financial aid to admissions, campus safety to student activities. Students will tour campus and staff members will be on hand to answer any questions that may arise.
While the Grenada Campus has been offering on-site orientation events for a few years, this will be the first time Holmes brings back such events to the Ridgeland and Goodman campuses. The day will include information from the different divisions of student affairs and will be full of fun for those in attendance!
"The Grenada Campus added the option for face-to-face orientation in the summer of 2016," Grenada Campus Vice President Michelle Burney said. "Our counselors and student services staff coordinate the event and offer sessions pertaining to Financial Aid, Business Office, the Library and Campus Public Safety. Our student Ambassadors lead tours and offer a chance to view the campus through the eyes of a student. Orientation participants are also given the opportunity to meet face-to-face with an advisor and register for fall classes.
"Our current online orientation is full of great information for potential students, but we have found that many students like the opportunity to connect with their advisor and the other faculty and staff on campus. Technology is a great tool, but we also want to offer that personal touch that makes Holmes Community College so unique."
The schedule of events includes: a welcome; an opportunity to meet counselors; an Admissions/Enroll Now session; a chance to learn about MyHolmes, Financial Aid and the Business Office; a session on Public Safety (which includes information on parking decals and student I.D.s); information on Disability Services; information on eLearning/NetTutor; a chance to learn about campus activities and finally, a tour of campus.
"Students who want to familiarize themselves with some friendly faces who will become instrumental to their success at Holmes should plan to visit one of our campuses for on-site orientation," said Director of Marketing Bronwyn Martin. "The morning will be filled with great news about life at Holmes Community College. Participants will leave with a better understanding of what to expect upon joining the Holmes' family and why there really is 'No Place like Holmes.'"