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More than 1,800 Attend New Student Orientation at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Dennis Kennedy (518) 629-8170,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

What: More than 1,800 students, parents and guests are expected to attend Hudson Valley Community College's New Student Orientation. The event features sessions on academic advisement, career and transfer options, financial aid, online learning, student activities, support services and more. Participants will have the opportunity to talk with faculty and staff, meet fellow classmates, visit student club and organization information tables and tour the campus. College business and advisement offices are open throughout the morning.

A special Saturday Instant Admission event also will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at the Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223. For more information, call the Admissions Office at (518) 629-7309. Fall classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 25.

When: Saturday, Aug. 16. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; sessions begin at 9 a.m.

Where: Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, NY 12180

Event registration is held in the McDonough Sports Complex.

Various locations
General sessions 9 - 10 a.m.
Breakout sessions 10:15 - 10:55 a.m.
11:10 - 11:50 a.m.
Siek Campus Center Entrance
Campus tours 10:15 a.m. - noon
Student Pavilion
Lunch 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Prize drawings Noon

Who: More than 1,800 new full- and part-time students, parents and guests. College faculty and staff, student leaders and tour guides.


Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and workforce and academic preparation programs offered through the Educational Opportunity Center. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of nearly 13,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.