Onondaga Community College has a new program which is focused on helping new students of all ages succeed. The First Year Experience is the subject of our podcast, “Higher Education News You Can Use from Onondaga Community College.”
Dr. Dan Ryan is the Director of the First year Experience. He’s a native of Chicago who came to OCC one year ago and began crafting the program. The First Year Experience will include weekly Student Success Sessions which focused on a variety of valuable topics including :
Relationship building with faculty
Health and wellness
The First Year Experience will include First Year Mentors. These will be returning students who will share their knowledge with new students and help guide them.
The First Year Experience’s home on campus is the Student and Faculty Resource Center in Ferrante Hall, room 262.
The First Year Experience is the product of an outstanding cross-campus collaboration between Dr. Ryan and the following members of his work group: Jackie Barstow, Meredith Cantor-Feller, Denise Johns, Thomas Keenan, Ryan Nellenback, Lindsey Reider, Joseph Sullivan and Leanne Waterman.
Whatever obstacles you might be facing, reach out to us early so we can help you in the best way possible.
Make Sure Your Financial Aid Package is Settled
Stressing about how you will be able to pay for school can distract from your studies. That’s why you should make sure your financial aid package is settled.
Contact the Financial Aid office today to make sure you have everything completed that you need for the upcoming semester.
Get Your Textbooks (And Save Money in the Process)
Getting the books you need for classes can be expensive. But it doesn’t need to be. Shop around for your textbooks to get the best price and don’t be afraid to buy used textbooks. Register for one of OCC’s Start Strong Sessions to get more tips and tricks on how to save money on your textbooks.
When you support Onondaga Community College, you are making a statement that you believe in the importance of quality affordable education for everyone. You are creating new opportunities and new beginnings for students and our greater community.