EWC New Student Orientation Plans Underway
August 21, 2002
(Torrington, WY, August 21, 2002) Plans for the New Student Orientation are now in progress at Eastern Wyoming College. The 2002-2003 New Student Orientation will begin on Tuesday, September 3, 2002 at 8:30 a.m. with a welcome from EWC President, Jack Bottenfield and David Farrell, EWC Student Senate President. Informative sessions during the morning's activities include "Paying for College," "Classroom Expectations," "A Balanced Lifestyle and College Survival," "Making a Successful Transition to College for Adult Students," "Health Matters," and "Loan Counseling."
New EWC students will be given the opportunity to have lunch with their academic advisors to review their schedule and get to know each other. An informative and fun-filled afternoon and evening have been planned, with a "Taste of Torrington" in the cafeteria which highlights the local eating establishments, and culminating with the Eastern Wyoming College vs. Western Nebraska Community College Volleyball game at 7:00 p.m. in Scottsbluff, NE. On Wednesday morning, September 4th, classes will begin, and an "all-school picnic" will be held that evening at 5:00 p.m. for all students, faculty, and staff.
The goal of new student orientation is to inform students about college life, to help them make friends and acquaintances, to make the transition to college a smooth one, and to ultimately help students complete a college certificate or degree. In addition to the traditional transfer Associate's degrees, EWC also offers many fine technical programs, including those like Computer Networking, Welding, Esthetician, and Business Office Technology which can provide job-ready skills in one to two academic years. Nail Technology classes begin on September 24, 2002 and provide a certificate after only one semester of training. Most on-campus EWC classes will begin on Wednesday, September 4, 2002. A wide variety of distance learning course options are also available. Potential students may telephone EWC Admissions at 307-532-8230 for additional information.
Potential students who have not yet registered for classes, may do so by calling the EWC Admissions office at (307) 532-8230 or the Counseling/Testing Center at (307) 532-8214, to arrange for placement testing, academic advising, financial aid, and registration. Eastern Wyoming College is a comprehensive public two-year community college committed to providing open access post-secondary education for its students.