First-time incoming students at East Arkansas Community College are required to attend the 2017 New Student Orientation scheduled for Tuesday, August 8 in the EACC Fine Arts Center on the Forrest City campus.
“New Student Orientation is a lifeline for students unfamiliar with the programs, services and processes at the college. It’s a great advantage for students to get to know the campus and how things work before classes start,” said Catherine Coleman, Vice President for Student Affairs. “It’s a chance for new students to understand all of the opportunities available to them here at EACC.”
Topics covered will include the registration process, advising and testing, financial aid and scholarships, academic degree and certificate programs, career planning, the admissions process, Student Support Services, EACC Catalog and Student Handbook, library services, information about purchasing books, campus safety, technology and general campus life. Following lunch, which will be provided, students will become more familiar with classrooms, offices, and other important buildings on campus as they participate in a campus tour.
Hours for Orientation will be 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Students can sign-up for Orientation online. Advising and registration services for all new students will be available immediately following Orientation. Placement testing will be available during the following week of Fall Advising and Registration. Students in need of placement testing will have the opportunity to walk-in from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, August 14th – 17th and from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18.
“New Student Orientation is a broad-based crash course to help incoming freshman students be successful in their first year of college,” said Michelle Wilson, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. “It’s a valuable opportunity for students to meet the EACC administrators and familiarize themselves with the many resources and services available to them.”
For more information, call 870-633-4480 or toll-free 877-797-EACC.