Getting New Students Prepared for Classes

It’s that time of the quarter, the time when current students take a hiatus from their schooling during break week, and the staff and faculty welcome new students during New Student Orientation.

Gateway Corridor and Minnesota National Guard booths at New Student Orientation

The Globe University-Woodbury campus hosts an orientation the week before the quarter start to give new students one-on-one attention to learn more about their programs directly from program chairs. They also get the chance to learn more about the campus so they are confident when they start school in the next week.

“New Student Orientation is an essential way to ensure every new student that walks through our door is prepared and confident to start classes next week,” said Tiffany Simmons, director of admissions at Globe University-Woodbury. “Our orientation format provides each new student the one-on-one attention they deserve before they even step foot into a classroom.”

Throughout the orientation, the students are able to meet with the career services department, the librarian, their program chairs as well as network with a representative from the Gateway Corridor and the Minnesota National Guard.

“It’s our goal to provide our students with every resource that can enable them to become the most successful students they can be,” said Simmons.

About the Gateway Corridor:

Globe University-Woodbury Campus Director Lisa Palermo welcoming new students.

The Gateway Corridor transit-way project will reshape how we get around the east metro, connecting destinations and improving travel for all users including businesses, employees and students. It is important for all the diverse groups along the corridor including students, faculty and staff at Globe University to provide their input on the project since transportation is such a critical component of all our lives, according to Andrew Gitzlaff, senior planner with Washington County.

About the Minnesota National Guard:

Globe University-Woodbury campus was recognized as a Yellow Ribbon Campus in 2009 due to the dedication and support the campus provides military students and their families. It was an honor to welcome the Minnesota National Guard.

According to the Minnesota State Guard’s website, they are under state jurisdiction and can be used by the governor to assist the state during disasters and other state emergencies. In times of war, Minnesota National Guard Soldiers and Airmen can be called into federal active service with the president of the United States as commander in chief.