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First year student resource calendar 2015-2016

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Welcome back Second semester is a great opportunity for you to increase your involvement on campus and explore new activities. Many programs at Georgian offer January starts so there will be new students on campus that may require support as well. Become a guide to assist others with their transition or volunteer to be involved in Orientation Your second semester is a great time to experience all that Georgian has to offer! Georgian College Students' Association (GCSA) elections begin in January. Be a part of this great learning and leadership opportunity on campus. Want to give back? Consider becoming a Peer Mentor to help the new January intake students. Contact Things to know this month: • There are many awards, scholarships and bursaries with January deadlines. Search at: • If you need to change or drop a course, do so early. The deadline to receive a refund (if appli- cable) for dropped courses is Jan. 22 • First Generation students should connect with their First Generation Advisor to discuss events, the bursary and workshops available during the winter semester Kerrie Martin Developing an awareness of what services are available and who to speak to in times of challenge can be key in making a smooth transition to college Academic Coach/Student Success Ofcer life. Students who seek support early and often typically adapt easier than those who only seek support in times of crisis. Generally this is because staff at the college are able to help you deal with difcult situations before they become overwhelming and therefore detrimental to your studies and your own well-being. The college has a huge network of support services available, and even if you don't feel comfortable enough to discuss your concerns or barriers in detail when you rst come to the college, I encourage you to come and at least learn what supports are available and even just come and say hi. Just having early contact with someone who can help may make a big difference, and after all, we are here for you!

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