NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
On behalf of all us at Kingsborough Community College, we welcome you to the Spring 2021 semester! We are excited you are joining our college family. It is our goal to provide the highest level of support and commitment to you, as we assist in your effort to earn a degree while attending Kingsborough Community College. Our New Student Orientation may not be in person this year, but our site and links will provide an overview of what Kingsborough has to offer to make your educational journey successful!
Why is orientation important?
All new incoming freshman and transfer students for the Spring 2021 are encouraged to participate in New Student Orientation. New Student Orientation is designed to provide incoming students with programming and resources that aim to welcome students to campus and help facilitate this new transition to college life. The shared experiences create an atmosphere to answer questions, provide meaningful connections, promote awareness of campus life and understand the expectations of a new student. As a new member of our KCC community, New Student Orientation sets the tone for the beginning of your journey with us.
At New Student Orientation, you can:
- Interact with other new students
- Interact with advisors, faculty and other support staff
- Learn about courses and majors offered at Kingsborough
- Find out about student clubs, athletics and other aspects of student life
- Ask questions about your financial aid package or payment plan options
- Learn about several important resources available to KCC students.
- Learn about college policies
Being in a new environment can be challenging, so we developed an immersive and comprehensive program to help you transition to our community.
Coordinating and meeting the challenges of the college environment should not be met alone, so our goal is to support you as you acclimate. We do so to ensure your journey is fruitful and successful.
What New Student Orientation Looks Like?
Our Spring 2021 New Student Orientation will consist of the following:
- New Student Orientation course (mandatory)
- Are You Ready? Blackboard course (mandatory)
- SPARC Training (mandatory)
- Department and Campus Resources Zoom Information Sessions (recommended)
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION COURSE
This course is designed to help you become familiar with the college, our services, policies, programs, and more. You will be issued a certification of completion.
ARE YOU READY? BLACKBOARD COURSE
The “Are You Ready?” online readiness tool is designed to prepare students for taking an online course. Whether the course is hybrid or asynchronous, this tool will cover a variety of topics that help students navigate in an online environment. The Are You Ready? course can be found in your Blackboard account.
SPARC TRAINING BLACKBOARD COURSE
The SPARC training course provides students with education and training about sexual misconduct, including domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment and sexual violence. This course is mandatory for all new students, as well as special and high-risk student populations enrolled at their campuses. Once completed, it will be noted on your CUNYfirst and Blackboard accounts. The SPARC training course can be found in your Blackboard account.
Need help accessing your Blackboard account? No problem!
You can CLICK HERE for support.
DEPARTMENT AND CAMPUS RESOURCES ZOOM INFORMATION SESSION
In order to become more familiar with Kingsborough’s academic programs and campus resources, we have created a series of Zoom information session which are listed below.
Please review the sessions and RSVP to all those you are interested in. To RSVP for Department and Campus Resource Zoom Information Sessions – CLICK HERE.
We encourage you to attend the Dean’s Welcome scheduled on Monday, March 1st at 10am or 6pm. To join CLICK HERE.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Dr. Brian R. Mitra, Dean of Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kingsborough Community College – A Students Perspective