The Dominica State College is preparing to welcome over 600 new students for its 2016 Orientation week. Dr. Donald C Peters, President of the Dominica State College said “Our goal is to equip our new students with the necessary tools to be successful at college. We want to provide them with all the information they need to enjoy a strong start, while simultaneously creating opportunities to meet new friends, to engage with the community, and enjoy the social aspects of College life.”
The College Orientation events will run from August Monday 29 to September 2nd, 2016. The Theme for this year’s orientation week is “DSC … More than an Education”. There will be a formal opening ceremony on Monday. Highlights of the ceremony will be a feature address by Education Minister Petter St. Jean, and the Charge to the students by Dr. Schuyler Esprit, standing in for President of the Dominica State College Dr. Donald. C. Peters, followed by a campus tour. Freshmen’s parents will gather at the DSC auditorium for the Annual Parents’ Day, to help parents understand the traditions, culture and operations of the DSC.
A freshman’s seminar is carded for August 30, 2016 from 9:00am. During these seminars, the new students will engage in interactive sessions with facilitators. The major areas to be covered in these seminars are Leadership, Sexual Health, Academic Expectations, Avoiding first year dilemmas, Career and Professionalism, Peer to Peer Counselling, Beyond the Academics and Conflict Resolution.
On Wednesday, August 31, students will be orientated into their specific faculties or Divisions, and immediately thereafter, will participate in academic advising, and registration into courses.
Thursday 2nd September is set aside for fun, sports and entertainment, aka the DSC Freshman’s Social. From 9.00am the freshmen will gather at the DSC campus for fun sports, scavenger hunt, games and open mike activities, as well as musical entertainment by a popular act.
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