Orientation Welcomes Students to the Raider Family Published August 14, 2015 by Ali Sexton

Three RSC students

Incoming freshmen show off their Rose State swag while enjoying ice cream in the campus mall.

it helped me figure out more about D2L and tutoring which will make me more successful in classes and set me up to be a physical therapist after I get my first degree here.Gavin Hale, graduate of Yukon High School, never thought he would attend a community college.  However, the soccer program at Rose State College was too good to pass up. He attended the College Snapshot orientation day this week.  Hale said, “it helped me figure out more about D2L and tutoring which will make me more successful in classes and set me up to be a physical therapist after I get my first degree here.” 

Students and their families were all welcomed to College Snapshot. Alicia McCullar, Assistant Director of Student Engagement, was one of the coordinators of the event.  She said, “the goal was to start college off on the right track for these first-time students.  We hope after Snapshot they are better prepared to begin their educational journey – not only gaining insight as to what professors expect of them but learning to navigate college altogether.” Families also benefited from attending Snapshot. Kerrie Slayter, parent of a new student at Rose State, said “I was glad to see Jacob become so familiar with campus. It gives me peace of mind to know he is well taken care of here.”

Students were able to choose from over 85 sessions including "10 Things No One Ever Told Me About College", "A Guide For Making it to Graduation", "Interacting with Professors", "Using a Degree in Biological Sciences", and "Writing in College".  While students learned about study abroad trips and what to do after they earn their associate degree, parents gained insight about fostering financial independence with their students and also toured the Rose State Fab Lab where innovative ideas become reality.

For a glimpse of College Snapshot, search #RSCsnapshot15 on Instagram.