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First Year Experience. Keys to. What do students need to do in their first year to be successful? Connect with a Faculty/Staff member Connect with an upper class student Get involved on campus. SUNY Oswego’s First Year Programs. Orientation Johnson Hall (FYRE)

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keys to
Keys to
  • What do students need to do in their first year to be successful?
    • Connect with a Faculty/Staff member
    • Connect with an upper class student
    • Get involved on campus
suny oswego s first year programs
SUNY Oswego’s First Year Programs
  • Orientation
  • Johnson Hall (FYRE)
  • FirstChoice Academic Program
  • First Year Advisement
  • The Laker
  • GST 100: College Orientation & Success
oswego reading initiative ori
Oswego Reading Initiative (ORI)

Bonobo Handshake

by

Vanessa Woods

An Evening With the Author

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

101 Lanigan Hall

7:00 pm

firstchoice academic program
FirstChoice Academic Program
  • What is FirstChoice?
    • Every student must have an “F” course
    • 80 different courses capped at 19 students
    • Living and Learning Communities
      • Gateway to Business – Funnelle Hall
      • Comm-Unity – Seneca Hall
managing the first semester
Managing the First Semester
  • Scheduling team
  • FirstChoice
  • Math Entrance Exam
  • New Student Information Sheet
  • Major Requirements
  • General Education Requirements
  • AP and College Credits
first year advisement
First Year Advisement
  • FYA vs. Summer Advisement
  • 70 First Year Faculty / Peer Advisors
  • Undeclared Advisors
  • Five Required meetings
fall 2011
Fall 2011

Meeting 1 – Friday, August 26, 2011 Opening Day Meeting – 4:30pm

Meeting 2 - Early September

College Student Inventory (CSI) meeting

(students need to complete this survey in August)

Meeting 3 - October

Registration / PIN

Midterm Grades Pilot

spring 2012
Spring 2012

Meeting 4 - January/February

Group Check-In about educational planning

Students on academic warning meet 1:1

Meeting 5 - March/April

Registration

Transition to sophomore year advisor

ferpa what is it
FERPAWhat is it?
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Also known as the Buckley Amendment

  • Legislation passed 1974
  • Gave College Students the right to review their records and have them kept private
  • Colleges are legally not allowed to release academic records to anyone but the student
how can you help your student
How Can You Help Your Student?
  • Know important dates
    • Website
  • Encourage Independence
  • Encourage Involvement on Campus
  • Know the Resources

Orientation Website

Compass Website

enjoy the rest of orientation
ENJOY THE REST OF ORIENTATION!!

If you have other questions

feel free to contact me:

Michelle Bandla

Coordinator of First Year Programs

315-312-3068

[email protected]

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