July 24, 2019
July 24, 2019 – Northland Community and Technical College is again offering new, incoming students and their families the opportunity to learn more about the college campuses during its Pioneer Preview New Student Orientation events on Aug. 7 and 8. This marks the third year of Pioneer Preview at Northland.
The East Grand Forks campus orientation will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 7, and the Thief River Falls campus orientation on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Each session will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with lunch and campus tours to follow.
Pioneer Preview is Northlands overall effort to ensure that new students are well prepared for the journey toward academic excellence and personal development. In addition to learning about Northlands admissions and registrar functions and registering for fall classes, new students can meet student leaders and academic advisers, get a closer look at the Northlands 80-plus degree and certificate programs, make connections with fellow students, and learn about student life and organizations.
Pioneer Preview is intended to give students the opportunity to meet Northland student services staff and make connects with fellow students in their field of study, said Nicki Carlson, Director of Enrollment Management and Admissions Students will have the chance to ask any burning questions they have regarding financial aid, scholarships, academic support, advisement, tuition, housing and IT support in hopes that we can alleviate any concerns prior to the start of fall semester.
The orientation sessions are meant to be a fun and informative way to help students get familiar with the campus and help ease personal, social and emotional adjustments that students often experience when transitioning to college life. Pioneer Preview is open to all incoming freshman and transfer students looking to learn more about their upcoming academic experience.
“We understand the natural nervousness new students and their parents, spouses, and families can have when entering college,” said Jason Pangiarella, Coordinator of Student Life & Success. “Students who attend orientation are better prepared to make the transition to higher education.”
Parents and family members also are encouraged to attend; and special sessions have been designed specifically with parents in mind, giving them an opportunity to meet and ask questions of faculty and staff. Family members can attend at no additional cost.
Space is limited, and early registration is encouraged. For more information about orientation or to register, visit northlandcollege.edu/pioneerpreview or contact the Northland Admissions Office at (218)-683-8800 or email@example.com.
Before registering for orientation, students need to have already applied for admission to Northland and completed testing requirements. If a student has not yet applied for the Fall semester, there still is time. Apply online or stop by a Northland campus to complete an application.
Registration for the fall semester is going on now and classes begin Monday, Aug. 26. Summer office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. through Aug. 6. Regular office hours resume the following week: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.