An increase in enrollment numbers has caused the college to schedule a larger number of New Student Orientation sessions than ever before, said First Year and Student Life Programs Coordinator Stephanie Baird.
Baird said the sessions, which are two-hour non-credit courses where students learn about OCCC, have increased to 37 sections from 32 since April.
The sessions end Aug. 25.
“Last year there were usually about 28 students in a session, and we ran 32 sessions which is almost 900 people,” she said.
“Now the sections are serving many more new students because of the enrollment rise.”
Baird said class sizes are relatively small so students can have a better connection with each other and ask questions.