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2,500 New Students and Guests Expected at Hudson Valley Community College Fall Orientation on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011

CONTACT: Dennis Kennedy (518) 629-7180 (office); (518) 331-6666 (cell);
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, Aug. 19, 2011

WHAT: Hudson Valley Community College students accepted for fall admission and guests are invited to learn about academic support services and extracurricular activities, meet with current students and staff and tour the campus during New Student Orientation. For a complete schedule of events and locations, visit
WHO: More than 1,200 new Hudson Valley Community College students and 1,300 guests are expected.
WHERE: Registration takes place in the McDonough Sports Complex, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY. Campus tours originate in the McDonough Sports Complex. Approximately 30 information tables for college services and clubs, athletics and student organizations will be in the Siek Campus Center. A barbecue style luncheon with music by TS Ensemble will be held in the Student Pavilion located near Hudson Hall.
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; sessions begin at 9 a.m. Campus tours are offered continuously from 10:15 a.m. to Noon.
DETAILS: Students will attend the general session, "What's Expected of Me as a Hudson Valley Community College Student." Parents and other guests will participate in the session, "What Can I Do to Help My Student Succeed."

Breakout sessions include: Academic Support Services; Money Matters—How to Manage All the Costs of Education; Getting Ready for Your Future—Career and Transfer Opportunities; Individual Studies/Liberal Arts and Sciences: A Gateway to Transfer Possibilities; Student Life; Veteran Services; and a Disability Resource Center Open House.

Drawings for an IBM Lenovo notebook computer, a $1,000 tuition voucher, gift certificates to the Viking's Cove Bookstore and a Hudson Valley gift basket will take place during lunch. Students will be given a 4 GB flash drive.

Members of the college professional staff as well as representatives of various student clubs and organizations will be on hand throughout the morning to answer questions. Campus offices, including Admissions, Cashier, Community Education, Continuing Education, Faculty Student Association, Financial Aid, Registrar, Health Services, Photo ID, Viking's Cove Campus Bookstore will be open all morning.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 14,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.