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Students and Guests to Attend Orientation at Hudson Valley Community College on January 18

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

What: New and transfer students attending Hudson Valley Community College full- or part-time this spring are invited, along with guests, to New Student Orientation to attend information sessions on student life and extracurricular activities, veterans’ services and online learning. Participants also will have the opportunity to meet college staff and current students, and take a tour of the campus, including the new state-of-the-art Science Center opened this fall. Full details of the day are available at

Who: Approximately 300 students and guests are expected to attend. Walk-ins are welcome.

Where: Orientation will take place in the Siek Campus Center. More than 25 information tables will feature college services, athletics, student organizations, clubs and the CDTA Unlimited Ridership Program. Campus tours also will begin in the Campus Center.

When: Saturday, Jan. 18. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; sessions begin at 9 a.m. Campus tours are held continuously from 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Details: All students will attend the general session, “What’s Expected of Me as a Hudson Valley Community College Student,” while parents and guests will attend the session, “What Can I Do to Help My Student Succeed.” This session will be offered in English or Spanish.

Additional sessions include Online, Hybrid and Web-Enhanced Courses; Student Life; and Veterans’ Services.

The college will host an Instant Admission Day in conjunction with Orientation from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Guenther Enrollment Services Center building. The application fee will be waived for prospective students who apply for last-minute admission for spring or fall 2014. Several offices, including Health Services, the bookstore, the Cashier and the Registrar will be open from 9 a.m. to noon.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers 75 associate degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 13,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.