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First year student resource calendar 2015-2016

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Here to Help First Year Transition Advisors are available at every campus. Advisors can help students access needed supports, become involved in their campus, and get information on rst-year programming and student services. Barrie students can drop into B115, Orillia, A200; and Owen Sound, 607. Advisors regularly visit the Orangeville, Midland, Muskoka and South Georgian Bay campuses to ensure all students at Georgian College get the help they need. Orientation Day kicks off each semester and is a great opportunity for students to learn more about their program, connect with other students, meet with faculty and get acquainted with Georgian. You do not want to miss this awesome day! Things to know this month: • The deadline for opting out of the student health and dental program (if you have alternate coverage) is at the end of September • Aboriginal students should visit an Aboriginal Resource Centre. They are located at the Barrie, Midland, Orillia and Owen Sound campuses • Are you a First Generation student? (Your parents did not attend a college or university)? You can benet from meeting with your First Generation Advisor for support and information on programs specically for you, like the First Generation Bursary. Email for more information at Lisa Wiley You have begun a journey, a journey that should be walked in partnership with family, classmates, teachers, and college and community supports. My advice: Get Faculty and Academic Coach connected. During your rst week of school, nd an accountability partner, a classmate with whom you can strive for perfect attendance, discuss challenging concepts, and, most importantly, graduate! Once your accountability partner is in place, join with other partners to build study groups. Keep each other on task. Challenge each other to stretch your learning, academic, and career goals. We become the company we keep. Choose wisely and share the best of yourself.

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