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New Student Orientation

2020 Virtual New Student Orientation

Wenatchee campus

    • Welcome Session: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 3:00-5:00 p.m. (969 8984 5914)
    • General Sessions: Sept. 9-11, varying times (see schedule below)
    • Where: Virtually via Zoom
    • Questionsnso@wvc.edu 

Take charge of your education by attending the 2020 virtual New Student Orientation. Come meet your classmates, learn about campus resources, financial aid and successful study habits! We are excited for you to join our WVC family and look forward to giving you the tools to be successful. Prizes will be given to those who complete 6 or more sessions in addition to the main session.  Printable schedule available here. 

Omak campus

  • When: Monday, Sept. 14
  • Time: TBD
  • Where:  Virtually via Zoom

More details coming soon! 

 

Wenatchee Campus Online Schedule 

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

Wenatchee campus: September 8-11

SEPTEMBER 8

Main Welcome Session    3:00-5:00pm       (Erin Tofte etofte@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID - 969 8984 5914 (closed captioning available)

Introduction to WVC systems, policies and pertinent information for students. Overview of Orientation schedule and expectations. Welcome form WVC Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment. Safety and security overview and a chance to connect with your fellow first year students as you prepare for the school year. Meet your student government team and so much more!

SEPTEMBER 9

*SESSIONS OFFERED LISTED BELOW WITH TIMES AND DESCRIPTIONS*

Student Recreation Center During COVID  8:30-9:00am  (Danny Zavala dzavala@wvc.edu)                                   ZOOM MEETING ID: 845 423 3893 Join us and learn how to stay engaged with the Student Recreation Center during these unprecedented times. The Student Recreation Center (SRC) is Wenatchee Valley College's resource for students, faculty, and staff to work out and participate in recreational activities, wellness classes, intramural sports, and outdoor activities.

Student Technology    9:30-10:30am           (Joseph Andreason jandreason@wvc.edu)                                                       ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6566 (closed captioning available)  Learn everything you need to know about setting up your connection to WVC. We will talk you through setting up, checking and forwarding your email. How to access your MYWVC and virtual desktop as well as any other WVC IT questions you have. For our virtual online classes having all of your technology connections ready to go for the first day of classes is very important.

Traveling via Link Transit     10:00-11:00am    (Pete Kappler pkappler@linktransit.com)                                               ZOOM MEETING ID: 994 5335 4878  Password:845087  Link Transit is currently free for everyone due to the pandemic and is always free for full time WVC students. Join Link Travel Trainer Pete Kappler to learn how to use public transportation for your travel needs. This is offered in an interactive format so please bring your questions!

Group Advising - AAS-DTA Transfer Degree (1) 10:30-11:30am (Jaima Kuhlmann jkuhlmann@wvc.edu)         ZOOM MEETING ID:992 6131 3788 (closed captioning available) Everything you need to know to start out on the right track for your AAS-DTA transfer degree. Which classes to take, how to layout your schedule to be done in 2 years.  Review the AAS-DTA degree requirements and have a chance to ask questions from the educational planning experts at WVC.

Faculty Panel             11:30am-12:30pm        (Erin Long, Jaime Ramirez, Richard Brinkman, Anya Belchar, Joan Qazi) ZOOM MEETING ID: 972 7989 1507 Learn what professors expect of you and how to be successful in your classes especially in the online environment.  This is your chance to ask professors anything about how to be successful at WVC.  They will tell you what it really takes and how you should be preparing.  They also may have tips for navigating online courses and what a professor needs to see from you. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.

Registration & Student Support Services  1:00-2:00pm            (Maggie Segesser msegesser@wvc.edu)                ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6807 Come and learn how to be an expert at registering for classes, adding a class, dropping a class, important deadlines, how to contact your advisor for registering and the ins and out of waitlists at WVC. Maggie works in our Registration office and can answer all of your questions pertaining to getting registered for classes each quarter.

Backbone to Online Education – Canvas; everything you need to know!  1:30-2:30pm (Brett McGinnis & Jeannie Henkle) ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6709 (closed captioning available) WVC uses the online class platform “Canvas.”  As we continue virtual classes Canvas is something you need to get very familiar with.  Please come and learn from the experts.  They will talk you through getting logged in, how to see your courses, what to look for and where.  You will have a chance to explore the platform and to get your questions answered live. If you aren’t already familiar with Canvas this session is a necessity.

Workforce Grants    2:00pm-3:00pm      (Erika Schenkvonstauffenberg eschenkvonstauffenberg@wvc.edu)     ZOOM MEETING ID: 995 3676 7338 Workforce Grants are a series of grants offered at Wenatchee Valley College that help eligible individuals pay for their education. Students who are pursuing a Professional Technical Program and meet grant eligibility requirements for BFET, Opportunity Grant, Worker Retraining or WorkFirst might qualify to receive additional funding and resource support. Attend this session to find out more information about financial funding opportunities through WVC Workforce Grants Department.  

Allied Health Careers           3:00pm-4:00pm          (Jenny Capelo jcapelo@wvc.edu)                                                           ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6662 Are you interested in Nursing, Radiology tech, Medical Assisting, Medical Lab Tech, or Pharmacy Tech? This session is for you.  Come explore the different health career offerings at WVC and learn what pre-requisites you need.  Ask any questions you have about these programs and see if they are right for you.

Financial Aid 1          4:00pm-5:00pm       (Tony Rosales trosales@wvc.edu)                                                                                ZOOM MEETING ID: 918 0262 2065 Come get your financial aid questions answered. This presentation will cover applications, funding sources, scholarships available and how to find information about the process. If you have questions about paying for college this session is for you.

TRiO Student Support Services    5:30-6:30pm    (Ivan Valdovinos (Ivaldovinos@wvc.edu)                                         ZOOM MEETING ID: 952 9692 3665 The TRIO Student Support Services Program at Wenatchee Valley College provides academic and other support services to low-income, first-generation or disabled students to help them persist, graduate, and transfer. WVC's TRIO SSS team provides individualized support in a number of areas including financial literacy, tutoring, academic advising, transfer assistance, career planning, and more. Join us today to learn about our application process and to meet the team! 

Athletic Programs at WVC - GO KNIGHTS!  6:30-7:30pm   (Kyle Vierck kvierck@wvc.edu)                                      ZOOM MEETING ID: 995 893 8999 Come learn all about our seven athletic teams at WVC.  Women's and men's soccer, volleyball, women and men's basketball, fastpitch and baseball.  Learn how to be a great athletics fan this year and learn how you can try out of the teams. At WVC we take pride in offering great sports teams and leadership opportunities for our athletes. 

SEPTEMBER 10

*SESSIONS OFFERED LISTED BELOW WITH TIMES AND DESCRIPTIONS*

Mental Health and You-WVC Counseling resources       8:00-9:00am            (Ryan Poortinga rpoortinga@wvc.edu) ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6857 Your mental health and wellbeing is an important part of being a successful college student. Come meet one of our counselors and learn about tools and techniques for mental health and wellness while at WVC. Ideas for coping with being a student especially during COVID 19 and resources for where to turn for help.

Diversity & Equity @ WVC    9:00-10:00am  (Erin Tofte & Marichuy Alvizar etofte@wvc.edu , malvizar@wvc.edu) ZOOM MEETING ID: 989 0575 2053 (closed captioning available) Wenatchee Valley College is a place that welcomes diversity, tries hard to be inclusive of all students and creates an equitable environment for all.  Come learn how you can connect to WVC diversity and equity programming and work. Learn about resources and opportunities for learning at WVC and meet staff who are working hard at making WVC an inclusive and welcoming place for everyone.

Traveling via Link Transit  10:00-11:00am  (Pete Kappler pkappler@linktransit.com)                                                     ZOOM MEETING ID: 994 5335 4878 Password:845087 Link is currently free for everyone due to the pandemic and is always free for full time WVC students. Join Link Travel Trainer Pete Kappler to learn how to use public transportation for your travel needs. This is offered in an interactive format so please bring your questions!

Affinity Groups     10:30-11:30am                                                                                                                                                  Creating community for historically underrepresented college students. Come and meet your fellow students and staff and make connections to last a lifetime. Please only attend affinity groups for which you personally identify with. This is a chance for you to ask questions learn about WVC and create important support networks that help you be successful in the future.

Black/African American      (Karen Alman kalman@wvc.edu & Jeremy Harden jharden@wvc.edu)                           ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6766   PASSWORD: almanwvc

Asian/Pacific Islander          (Meleah Brutruille mbutruille@wvc.edu)                                                                                          ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6674

American Indian/Alaska Native      (Shandy Abrahamson sabrahamson@wvc.edu & Livia Millard lmillard@wvc.eduZOOM MEETING ID:  511 387 2192               

Bi-Racial/Mixed Race         (Erin Tofte etofte@wvc.edu)                                                                                                                        ZOOM MEETING ID: 942 0126 6760

Latinx/Chicano/a                  (Marichuy Alvizar alvizar@wvc.edu & Danny Zavala dzavala@wvc.edu)                       ZOOM MEETING ID: 932 8000 8321

Veterans         (Joseph Gerak - VetCorps Navigator)    ZOOM MEETING ID: 961 4379 8522

*First Generation Student session offered on Friday at 9:30am.       

Group Advising - AAS-DTA Transfer Degree 3   11:00-12:00            (Jaima Kuhlmann jkuhlmann@wvc.edu)     ZOOM MEETING ID: 952 7137 3455  Everything you need to know to start out on the right track for your AAS-DTA transfer degree. Which classes to take, how to layout your schedule to be done in 2 years.  Review the AAS-DTA degree requirements and have a chance to ask questions from the educational planning experts at WVC.

Want to Help the Planet? Sustainability & You at WVC    12:00-1:00pm  (Joan Qazi, Derek Sheffield & Belinda Raub-Brown)                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ZOOM MEETING ID: 602 584 5093   Password: 10 30 93 Join us to learn about sustainability practices and courses on both the Wenatchee and Omak campuses. Find out how you can get involved on campus and in the community to help reduce our impact.

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)         1:00pm-2:00pm             (Alfredo Ortiz,  aortiz@wvc.edu)             ZOOM MEETING ID: 781 605 2698 The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). Do you or your parents work in any form of seasonal Agriculture? Come learn about how you can receive financial, academic, and social support in your first year at WVC through the CAMP Program! It all starts here!

Career Planning        2:00-3:00pm     (Sandra Villarreal  svillarreal@wvc.edu)                                                                         ZOOM MEETING ID: 679 710 5983 How Career Services connects you to the next step: Introduction, overview of career services and review of Career assessment tool on Career Coach. Start thinking about your plans after College now to be the most successful in your academic journey.

Clubs & Campus Life           3:30-4:30pm     (Erin Tofte, Marichuy Alvizar & Jeremy Snyder)                                             ZOOM MEETING ID: 926 7398 0139 Come learn about WVC clubs, student government, student housing and all of the fun activities and events WVC has to offer throughout the year.  Learn where to look for campus life connecting opportunities and never feel alone at WVC again. The fun starts here!

WVC Residence Hall – Resident Meeting 4:30-5:30pm     (Jeremy Snyder jsnyder@wvc.edu)                                   ZOOM MEETING ID: 979 0425 1019 Are you living in the Residence Hall this fall? This meeting is mandatory for all students living in the residence hall. Please attend to meet other residents, go over move-in information and COVID 19 updates as well as Hall policies and procedures.

Workforce Grants 2 5:00-6:00pm     (Erika Schenkvonstauffenberg eschenkvonstauffenberg@wvc.edu)         ZOOM MEETING ID: 960 4807 9212 Workforce Grants are a series of grants offered at Wenatchee Valley College that help eligible individuals pay for their education. Students who are pursuing a Professional Technical Program and meet grant eligibility requirements for BFET, Opportunity Grant, Worker Retraining or WorkFirst might qualify to receive additional funding and resource support. Attend this session to find out more information about financial funding opportunities through WVC Workforce Grants Department.  

Through the Eyes of Students - Student Panel      5:30-6:30pm            (Student government members)                   ZOOM MEETING ID: 961 4780 0434 Hear it straight from other students who are navigating college successfully.  Learn their success habits and ask them anything. They will share their favorite classes, their majors, exciting events and clubs they have been involved in and so much more. Don’t miss this opportunity!        

SEPTEMBER 11       

*SESSIONS OFFERED LISTED BELOW WITH TIMES AND DESCRIPTIONS*

Money Smart for Student Success     8:00am-9:00am   (Yuritzi Lozano ylozano@wvc.edu)                                 ZOOM MEETING ID: 994 0280 2401 Gain an understanding of how to be money smart. In this session we will dive into learning the importance of financial literacy and learn of resources to support your endeavor. Learn how to budget and finance while being a college student.

Library Services – How to Utilize the Library Virtually  9:00-10:00am               (Jeannie Henkle jhenkle@wvc.edu) ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6718  Your WVC library is here to help you succeed in College. Please attend this session to learn about our abundant resources and technology offerings. You can check out books, Chromebook, calculators and more come learn how in this session. Learn about our online research resources for all of your studying needs as well.

First Generation – Affinity Group  9:30-10:30am   (Marichuy Alvizar malvizar@wvc.edu)                                           ZOOM MEETING ID: 942 7718 5481 This session is designed for those who are the first in their family to attend college, meaning that none of your biological parents completed a 4-year college degree. Historically students in this category face more barriers to success in College and we hope to help change that. This session will give you tools for success as well as a chance to connect to other students who also identify as first generation.  

Traveling via Link Transit       10:00-11:00am    (Pete Kappler pkappler@linktransit.com)                                             ZOOM MEETING ID: 994 5335 4878 Password:845087 Link is currently free for everyone due to the pandemic and is always free for full time WVC students. Join Link Travel Trainer Pete Kappler to learn how to use public transportation for your travel needs. This is offered in an interactive format so please bring your questions!

Student Accommodations & Accessibility at WVC        10:30 -11:30            (Lisa Foster lfoster@wvc.edu)            ZOOM MEETING ID: 407 638 6265 (closed captioning available) Did you receive accommodations in High School? Do you think you might have the need for supplemental support to be successful at WVC?  WVC's Student Access Office provides accommodation services on both campuses (Wenatchee and Omak) for students with disabilities. The Student Access Department will work with students individually to help coordinate the best possible assistance.

Backbone to Online Education – Canvas; everything you need to know!  11:30-12:30pm (Brett McGinnis & Jeannie Henkle) ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6709 WVC uses the online class platform “Canvas.”  As we continue virtual classes Canvas is something you need to get very familiar with.  Please come and learn from the experts.  They will talk you through getting logged in, how to see your courses, what to look for and where.  You will have a chance to explore the platform and to get your questions answered live. If you aren’t already familiar with Canvas this session is a necessity.

TRiO Student Support Services 2   12:00-1:00pm   (Ivan Valdovinos ivaldovinos@wvc.edu)                                      ZOOM MEETING ID: 914 6450 5793 The TRIO Student Support Services Program at Wenatchee Valley College provides academic and other support services to low-income, first-generation or disabled students to help them persist, graduate, and transfer. WVC's TRIO SSS team provides individualized support in a number of areas including financial literacy, tutoring, academic advising, transfer assistance, career planning, and more. Join us today to learn about our application process and to meet the team!

Student Technology              2:00-3:00pm     (Joseph Andreason jandreason@wvc.edu)                                                    ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6566   Learn everything you need to know about setting up your connection to WVC. We will talk you through setting up, checking and forwarding your email. How to access your MYWVC and virtual desktop as well as any other WVC IT questions you have. For our virtual online classes having all of your technology connections ready to go for the first day of classes is very important.                   

Group Advising - AAS-DTA Transfer Degree      3:00-4:00pm             (Jaima Kuhlmann jkuhlmann@wvc.edu)     ZOOM MEETING ID: 914 1143 7112  Everything you need to know to start out on the right track for your AAS-DTA transfer degree. Which classes to take, how to layout your schedule to be done in 2 years.  Review the AAS-DTA degree requirements and have a chance to ask questions from the educational planning experts at WVC.

Financial Aid  2         4:00-5:00pm     (Tony Rosales trosales@wvc.edu)                                                                                         ZOOM MEETING ID: 965 4948 5906 Come get your financial aid questions answered. This presentation will cover applications, funding sources, scholarships available and how to find information about the process. If you have questions about paying for college this session is for you.