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5th annual Welcome to the Pack to introduce new students to BMCC

Post Date:09/17/2018 1:02 PM

More than 300 new students will learn about all the ways Blue Mountain Community College can support them in their educational journeys during the 5th annual Welcome to the Pack new student orientation event on Wednesday, Sept. 19. 

Welcome to the Pack is an opportunity for students new to BMCC to meet faculty and staff, take in a sample class (“Tinder with Timber,” anyone?), locate where on campus your classes will take place, learn about BMCC resources and programs, and participate in some fun activities while meeting other new students. Those attending will also receive a free lunch and have opportunities to win scholarships, a tablet, and other great items. 

Data from prior years’ events has shown that new students who participate in Welcome to the Pack consistently are more successful in their first term at BMCC (i.e., completion of courses, GPA, subsequent enrollment in the next term) than new students who don’t participate in the event. 

Welcome to the Pack takes place Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with check-in at 8:30 a.m. Registration is free and still open. Students can register now by logging into their Student Wolf Web accounts, selecting “Fall 2018” and registering for course number N.R0700-01-Welcome to the Pack.

So far, enrollment is up by 9% over fall term last year, with increases in both credit and non-credit enrollment. Since 2014, BMCC has seen the number of applications for admission increase by 78%.