NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

Salish Kootenai College New Student Orientation (NSO) provides students with important information about college services, navigating campus, and connecting with advisors, staff and faculty. Students will learn academic expectations/requirements and familiarize themselves with campus life.

2017 FALL SKC New Student Orientation

Mark your calendar! Salish Kootenai College New Student Orientation (NSO) is Thursday and Friday, September 21-22, 2017.

NSO will begin 8:30 AM  Thursday, September 21st at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center (see campus map below) with a Meet and Greet Session including a coffee bar and music. New students must check in by 9:00 AM.

You will receive a full NSO Agenda along with a "Passport To Success" once you have checked in.

Things to Bring with you to NSO:

  • Your NSO Packet - SKC Student Folder and Contents
  • Financial Aid Documentation
  • Completed TABE Assessment and/or Advanced Placement
  • Good Walking Shoes
  • Backpack, Notebook & Writing Utensil

Guiding Principle of New Student Orientation

Salish Kootenai College New Student Orientation is designed to provide students with important information about college services, learn to navigate campus, and make connections with advisors, staff and faculty. Students will become part of the SKC family by learning academic expectations/requirements and familiarize themselves with campus life. Through engaging fun activities, new students will have their questions answered, meet one another, and become connected with SKC.

 

SKC Campus Map for NSO 2017 Location

WHILE AT ORIENTATION YOU WILL.

  • Get to know the campus and the resources available to you
  • Find out about activities and clubs available to students
  • Gain more confidence with your choice to become a college student

New Student Orientation is required for new students attending SKC for the first time.

Parents and guests are also encouraged to attend orientation.

2017-2018 NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION DATES

Fall Term: Thursday, September 21 – Friday, September 22
Winter Term: Friday, January 5, 2018
Spring Term: Friday, March 30, 2018

2 - HAVEN & ALCOHOLEDU TRAINING

Salish Kootenai College and the Center for Prevention & Wellness want to work together with you to create a fun, healthy and vibrant campus community. As part of that commitment, we require all students to complete HAVEN and AlcoholEdu -- engaging online, research-based programs that provide a unique learning experience regarding important prevention skills and strategies for our students.

If HAVEN and AlcoholEdu are not completed, you will not receive your Financial Aid and a hold will be placed on your account. Once these are completed, the hold will be removed and you can register.

Please enter the school code 02be33ad and click I'm a student to create your Haven account.

Click below to begin both Haven and AlcoholEdu.

3- TABE PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT

On-site at Academic Success prior to NSO.

WHAT IS A TABE ASSESSMENT?

This assessment will place a student in classes that are appropriate for completion in Reading, Math, and Language.

WHERE DO YOU TAKE THE TABE?

Department of Academic Success in the Vanderburg Building

WHEN CAN YOU TAKE THE TABE?

TABE is given EVERY Monday @ 11:30 am & EVERY Wednesday @ 9:00 am. No appointment necessary.

WHO NEEDS TO TAKE THE TABE?

Who needs to take the TABE Assessment? New students who have not taken the ACT or transfer students who have less then 30 credits or have not taken transferable Math and English classes. (FYI: Some academic advisors may require this Assessment to be taken no matter what credentials you may have.)

For further information regarding the TABE, please contact the Admissions office @ (406) 275-4855 or Academic Success @ (406) 275-4868.