#wc2017: Summer Advising
You will receive personalized schedules at check-in, including the time of your individual advising session with a faculty member, which will be sometime between 1:30 and 4 p.m. For more information on the first-year program, visit Your First Year page.
If you didn’t register online for your Summer Advising day, it’s not too late! Please call Sue Calloway in the Provost’s Office at 410-778-7206, and she’ll sign you up.
Here’s What Your Parents Need to Know
8:30 a.m. Check In, Underwood Lobby, Gibson Center for the Arts
College Academics: Your Professors’ Expectations
Welcome Assembly and Panel Session, Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts, 9:00 a.m.
Student Life Outside of the Classroom
10:15 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. — Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Gibson Center for the Arts
Student Affairs staff discuss how students can develop important academic and social skills by getting involved in opportunities outside the classroom. They’ll offer pointers on what parents can do to help their child become an engaged, independent, and successful college student.
10:15 a.m. — Norman James Theatre, William Smith Hall
Billie Dodge, Washington College’s Chief Information Officer, presents an overview of OIT services, OIT’s recommendations for computers and technology-related security, and network etiquette and user policies.
From High School to College: The Academic Transition
11:10 a.m. — Norman James Theatre, William Smith Hall
Patrice DiQuinzio, Associate Provost for Academic Services, discusses differences between high school and college academics, including pitfalls for students to avoid and strategies to successfully make this transition to become an engaged, independent, and responsible student and get the most out of their education.
Students with Learning Differences or Mental Health Challenges: Self-Advocacy Skills
2:00 p.m. — Sophie Kerr Room, Miller Library, 2nd Floor
Andrea Vassar, Director of Disability Services and the Office of Academic Skills, and Dr. Bonnie Fisher, Director of the Counseling Center, discuss ways parents can help students with learning differences or mental health challenges navigate academic accommodations and campus support services, effectively communicate and collaborate with faculty and staff, and become independent and empowered learners at Washington College.
Student Employment Options & Career Development
2:00 p.m. – Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Gibson Center for the Arts
The Office of Student Aid and the Center for Career Development staff provide an overview of on-campus jobs and student job options near campus and discuss how on- and off-campus student jobs, internships and other opportunities are steps in the career preparedness process, which begins in the first year at Washington College.
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Hodson Hall
Academic Resources Fair, Hodson Hall Lounge
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Meet representatives from the Office of Academic Skills, the Writing Center, the Quantitative Skills Center, the Global Education Office (study abroad), the Center for Career Development, and many other academic resources. Athletics, intramurals, and campus clubs are also represented.
Campus Resources Fair, Hodson Hall Commons
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Representatives from Health Services, OIT, Student Activities, Residence Life, and other offices are available to answer questions. College photo IDs and First-Year Book Pick-up; computers or Microsoft software can be ordered at this event.