Friday, June 3, 2011

A Rock and Roll Way to Get Started at College on June 8

What does Rock and Roll, free lunch, and a video game contest have to do with going to College?  Come out to Registration Rocks next Wednesday, June 8 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and find out.  This is one Vol State event that gets bigger every year. 
Assistant Director of Admissions Heather Harper has been doing this every year since its inception.  “Registration Rocks is our equivalent to what the kick-offs that four year universities offer in the fall for orientation,” she said.  “Although it is targeted at new students straight out of high school all ages are welcome.   In fact we have a lot of new students that are thirty and forty years old.    Not only will they have an opportunity to speak with an advisor, go through orientation, and get registered, but also to meet people on campus.”
A live band, Worse Case Scenario will be jamming in the plaza, while Subway will be serving lunchboxes to the first 600 guests.  Then you can visit the Game Stop contest area in the cafeteria, where prizes like IPods and speakers will be awarded for top three winners in the video game contest. 
Harper said it will be fun, and prepare for a long day. “Eat your breakfast, and be sure to bring your welcome letter, to avoid some of the long lines.  If you have your ACT scores and your transcript that is even better. Students are not required to pay for classes at Registration Rocks, so you don’t have to worry about fees, but you need to be mindful about when they are due.”
As a Recruiter and Admissions advisor Rachel Carmack knows how to help new students be successful.  “It is going to be really laid back and it’s a great time to ask questions.” She said, “A lot of times students think they have to take care of everything by June, 8th, but not necessarily.  You could still come up and register to get the ball rolling have a sub sandwich and just enjoy the festivities.”
Tim Amyx Director of Admissions and College Registrar doesn’t want this to be a boring first experience for the new students.  “We decided if it is going to be the first day of registration, let’s throw a party.”  He said, “There’s food, music, and video games and the campus is geared to help students that day. There will be special rooms set up so somebody will be right there to walk them through each step.  Many people have heard about the long lines and all the problems with registering for colleges in the past, well this is a way to have fun while doing that. Wednesday is the first day new students can register.  So, all the entry level courses that they need will be available to them.  It’s important to note that we will probably have five or six hundred people that will fill those classes.   So it is really in the student’s best interest to register in the first slot available.  ”
So new students bring your friends and family out for a great time and let’s ROCK!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What does it mean by prepare your welcome letter,etc to avoid long lines?What will I be waiting for?And if is the only free food for the first 600 people?lol

Vol State said...

It's a popular event. We're encouraging students to bring their welcome letter, which includes the pin number they need to register. It's free subs for the first 600 people because that's what we can budget for the event. It's all pretty laid back really. The food doesn't usually run out until after 1pm. You don't have to register that day, but people enjoy the party atmosphere and the opportunity to meet with the various college support offices that set up tables during the event.

Anonymous said...

You mentioned that some of the support offices set up tables.. will there also be tables representing some of the student organizations or clubs? What about the Honors program?

Vol State said...

some student clubs and organizations will be there and the honors program as well.