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  1. FAMILY ORIENTATION 2012 Wednesday, June 20th 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Information and Q & A 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Guided Tour

  2. Agenda • Overview of Presentation & Handouts • Student Service Centre • Student Support Services • Student Aid, Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries • Freedom of Information and Protection Act (FIPPA) • Things to do before program starts • Student Life • Website 101

  3. Student Service Centre The Student Service Centre serves as the Information Centre and the first point of contact for all students and visitors to the campus. The Centre offers a variety of services in one convenient location including: • General information • Application to full-time and part-time programs • Financial aid and awards • Program and course information • Tuition and fee payments • Photo ID cards Location: P104 Phone: 632-2327 or visit the SSC webpage at: www.rrc.mb.ca/studentservices.ca

  4. Student Support Services • Academic Advising • Diversity & Immigrant Student Support • Aboriginal Student Support Centre • Counselling & Accessibility Services • Academic Success Centre (ASC) • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) • Employment Services

  5. Academic Advising Academic advisors will provide information on College programs, entrance requirements, the resolution of academic problems, and academic appeals. Location: P104 Phone: 632-2327 Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Email: advisor@rrc.mb.ca

  6. Diversity & Immigrant Student Support The department offers services and supports programs to help immigrant & international students be successful in their transition to the College and their integration into the Canadian labour force. Services include: • College preparation and orientation program • Advising and student integration services • The Student Life and Mentor Program • The Center for Immigrant & International Students (NDC) • Intercultural skills - workshop series • LGBTT initiative Location: Massey Building (103-294 William Avenue) Lauren Konrad, Student Integration Coordinator lkonrad@rrc.ca

  7. Aboriginal Student Support Centre The Centre assists Aboriginal students in their adjustment to College life and promote respectful cultural awareness for all students & staff. Services offered include: • Cultural speakers and presentations • Professional development workshops • Computer lab and kitchen facilities (NDC) • Housing and bursary application assistance • Access to traditional teachers Cheyenne Chartrand Location: P210-J Phone: 949-8506

  8. Counselling & Accessibility Services Counsellors are available to assist students in working through academic, personal, financial, and career issues. If you are a student with a disability we will assist you in setting up educational support services. Location: P210 Phone: 949-8375 To fill out an online intake form, please go to www.rrc.mb.ca/EDCintake

  9. Academic Success Centre (ASC) The Academic Success Centre at Red River College offers a variety of free services to help students study new material, prepare for tests, and get assignments done correctly and on time. • Tutoring and study groups • Study skills workshops • Online study supports • Individualized tutoring for students with disabilities • EAL/ESL writing tutors • Student success events Location: P210 Phone: 949-8375

  10. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) RPL is a process that involves the identification, documentation, assessment and recognition of formal study and non-formal learning gained through work and life experience. Location: Notre Dame Campus Room D105 RPL Advisor: Lauren Waples Phone: 632-3094 www.rrc.mb.ca/rpl

  11. Employment Services Employment Services provides a full range of employment services and supports for students and recent graduates including: • Job search strategies • Resume and cover letter writing • Interview preparation • Employment application forms • Informational interviews • Provide current labour market information Location: P206Phone: 949-8368jobcentre@rrc.mb.ca

  12. Student Aid, Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries Want to apply for a student award, or have questions about financial aid? We can help! • www.rrc.ca/awards • www.rrc.ca/aboriginal • For students of aboriginal ancestry • www.studentawards.com

  13. Freedom of Information and Protection Act Under FIPPA confidential student information will only be provided to the student unless the College receives written consent. FAQ: www.rrc.mb.ca/files/File/admissions/ConsenttoReleaseStudentInfo.pdf Where can you find out more about FIPPA? • For additional information, visit the Government of MB website: www.gov.mb.ca/chc/fippa/index.html

  14. Things To Do Before Program Starts • Access WebAdvisor account • Pay tuition • Access RRC email account • Health & Dental Plan – opt out? • Get your RRC ID card • Purchase textbooks & supplies • Secure locker if required • Look into parking options

  15. Student Life • Athletic and Recreation Services • First Day/Week – what to expect • Student Association Events & Activities

  16. Athleticsand Recreation Services • Free Access to the Exchange Fitness Centre • Professional Fitness Services • Fitness Classes • Rebels Athletics • Intramural Sports Location: Exchange Fitness Centre Room A107Fitness Service Desk - Phone: 949-8499Hours of Operation:Monday to Sunday 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

  17. First Day/ First Week – What to Expect • Orientation Day – receive timetables and program handbooks with important dates and RRC policies • Hit the ground running – most programs will start classes on the first day • Expect homework to be assigned in the first week – likely 2 to 3 hours per evening • Classes run Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  18. Students’ Association Stress release activities: • Keggers • Disorientation & Meltdown week events • Trips • Xbox, pool tables, satellite TV • Movie Tuesday in the Cave P110 (NDC) Services: • Health & Dental plan • Club activities • The Projector • Career Fair • Grade appeal assistance • Pizza Wednesday • The OX and Mercantile • Scholarships • Student Food Bank Location: P110 www.rrcsa.ca

  19. Website 101 http://rrc.mb.ca

  20. Questions