CSC NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION BEGINS THURS

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By John Axtell

Incoming CSC student Kate Basler of Akron, Colorado, and her older sister, Chris, pose with Elmo prior to the April 18 Signing Day. (Photo by Tena L. Cook)

Incoming CSC student Kate Basler of Akron, Colorado, and her older sister, Chris, pose with Elmo prior to the April 18 Signing Day. (Photo by Tena L. Cook)

Fall classes at Chadron State College begin next Monday, but the school’s mandatory New Student Orientation starts this Thursday, Aug. 14.

Advisor Danielle Lecher of the START student services office says more than 600 new students…about 485 of them freshmen…will take part in the orientation. The new students come from 28 states and several foreign countries.

NSO student leaders, along with volunteers from the campus and community, will assist students moving into the CSC residence halls Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon.

A One Stop Shop of student services including START, health services, parking passes and student IDs will be in the CSC Student Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Frequent “Where’s my Classroom?” tours led by current CSC students will start at the Student Center between 1:00 and 3″00 pm.

Parents are invited to a social and reception at the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center from 2 to 4 p.m. where they can relax and meet and greet other parents and CSC staff.

The  will be presented CSC President Dr. Randy Rhine will present the official welcome for the Class of 2018 at Elliott Field at 4:30 p.m. followed by a family picnic under the large tent near the Student Center.

The majority of the Orientation Weekend activities will be on Friday, starting with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in the Dining Hall followed by a welcome at 9 a.m. in the Ballroom.

Breakout sessions on various subjects for students, parents and guests will be held at various locations on campus from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by lunch in the Student Center

An Information Fair runs from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Student Center and the Library Learning Commons.

Just as on Thursday, “Where’s my Classroom?” tours will leave the Student Center from 1-3:00, but there will also be concurrent sessions from 2-4:00 0n various campus entities and services.

Wrapping things up beginning at 5:00 under the tent on the lawn east of the Student Center will be a Backyard BBQ and “down home” party.

The party…which includes music by Victory Underground, yard games, and prizes…runs from 6 p.m. until dark. Faculty and parents are welcome to attend.