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Laser Week 2017

Orientation

Join us August 16-18, 2017 for Laser Week! This week is designed to set up first-time college students to be successful for success. Learn about IVC’s academic programs, campus resources and campus life while connecting with faculty, staff and students.

Each day includes:

  • Continental breakfast
  • Workshops
  • Lunch and entertainment​
  • Campus Tours
  • Daily prize drawings including textbook gift cards, restaurant gift cards, movie passes, Disneyland tickets, Universal Studios tickets and Knott’s Berry Farm tickets

Each day starts at 8:30 am and concludes at 3:30 pm, with an opportunity drawing.

  • August 16
  • August 17
  • August 18
 

 August 16: Meet Your Faculty

 
  • August 16
    • Check-in and Breakfast

      8:30 am – 9:00 am | PAC
      A continental breakfast will be provided as students check in for the day.

      Welcome

      9:00 am -10:00 am | PAC
      IVC staff welcome students prior to the start of the day's sessions.

      Sustainability - Green Workforce Development

      10:00 am - 12:00 pm | BSTIC 120
      Learn about the growing sustainability field from a practicing professional with 16 years of workforce experience. Learn what skills you need and the types of jobs across all industry sectors that will require a deeper awareness of environmental challenges and their associated technological changes.

      Laser and Photonics

      10:00 am - 12:00 pm | BSTIC 101
      Learn about an exciting career field involving Lasers and Photonics (devices that use light.) Professor Whitmore will be talking about Optics, Lasers and the many career opportunities available in this emerging field.

      Why Humanities?

      10:00 am - 12:00 pm | BSTIC 116
      The Humanities panel will explore the various courses, clubs and career opportunities available to students invested in history, literature, philosophy, film and the arts.

      SEE-I in Impromptu Speaking

      10:00 am - 12:00 pm | BSTIC 118
      Empower yourself and internalize a model that can assist you in making an argument aloud with zero to limited preparation time.

      Laser's Law

      10:00 am - 12:00 pm | BSTIC 209
      This session will cover career opportunities and educational pathways related to law and compliance.

      Careers in Business Science

      10:00 am - 12:00 pm | BSTIC 219
      Where will you be four years from now? What job(s) will you be seeking? IVC and your transfer school will go by quickly. Are employers coming to the school that you will be transferring to hire for your major? Let IVC’s Department of Business Sciences assist you in preparing yourself for these challenges. We have clubs and courses that are designed to help you in learning about various field including, accounting, business management, computer information management, entrepreneurship, paralegal and real estate.

      Your Pathway to Engineering Success

      10:00 am - 12:00 pm | BSTIC 215
      Engineering continues to be one of the most stable, cost effective, and “in demand” majors of study, with excellent salaries for bachelor’s level graduates. Come check out the engineering program at IVC! Our program offers several courses, which transfer to major local universities such as UCI, UCLA, CSU FULLERTON, AND CALPOLY POMONA. We also offer a number of certificate programs, which will get you ready for technical job fields, such as engineering, manufacturing, civil layout & design, and architectural or structural analysis and drafting.

      Honors Program at IVC

      10:00 am - 12:00 pm | BSTIC 217
      The Irvine Valley College Honors Program is designed to meet the needs of academically talented and highly motivated students. Eligible students may enroll in honors-designated courses, most of which meet the general education transfer requirements for the University of California and California State University systems.

      Lunch with Faculty

      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | SSC Quad
      Join us for lunch time activities and get to know your faculty.

      Tutoring Center Tour

      1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | SSC Quad
      The Writing Center, Math Center, CAANAPI, Language Acquisition Center, and Student Success Center are tutoring centers available to all students. Take a tour of these centers and learn about the services and resources available to aid in student success while at IVC. In addition, students will learn stress management coping strategies.

      Closing Session, Ice Cream Social, and Opportunity Drawing

      3:00 pm – 3:30 pm | SSC Quad
      Wind down the day with fellow students, faculty, and staff enjoying some ice cream. Various prizes will be awarded at the Opportunity Drawing (must be present to win).

 

 August 17: Fostering Friendships

 
  • August 17
    • Check-in and Breakfast

      8:30 am – 9:00 am | PAC
      A continental breakfast will be provided as students check in for the day.

      Welcome

      9:00 am -10:00 am | PAC
      IVC staff welcome students prior to the start of the day's sessions.

      Learning in the Library

      10:00 am – 11:00 am | LIB 101
      You will have the opportunity to explore the library, study rooms and special collections. Librarians will show you how to find and research everything under the sun. Learn where your classes and student support services are, while discovering hidden gems throughout campus!

      Tour de IVC (Campus Tour)

      10:00 am – 11:00 am | PAC
      Explore the campus. Learn where your classes and student support services are, while discovering hidden gems throughout campus.

      You Snooze, You Lose: Dates & Deadlines

      11:00 am – 12:00 pm | PAC
      Learn how to avoid enrollment woes. College students are expected to add classes, drop and be eligible for a refund of fees, drop without a W, withdraw with a W, (what does a W mean?), and select grading option by very specific deadlines. What are these deadlines? Where can they be found? Missing a deadline requires a painful petitioning process with no guarantee that an exception will be granted.

      Lunch with Friends

      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | SSC Quad
      Join us for lunch time activities

      Student Success Fair

      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | PAC Lobby
      It takes a village! Learn about the student support services that will help build your student experience both on and off-campus.

      Secret to a Cheap Date

      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | PAC Lobby
      Attend a mini tour of the IVC Performing Arts Center led by the Director of the PAC.

      Transfer & Career Center Presentation

      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | PAC Lobby
      Learn why IVC has the #1 transfer rate among California community colleges.

      Learning in the Library

      2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | LIB 101
      You will have the opportunity to explore the library, study rooms and special collections. Librarians will show you how to find and research everything under the sun. Learn where your classes and student support services are, while discovering hidden gems throughout campus!

      Tour de IVC (Campus Tour)

      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | PAC
      Explore the campus. Learn where your classes and student support services are, while discovering hidden gems throughout campus.

      Closing Session and Opportunity Drawing

      3:00 pm – 3:30 pm | SSC Quad
      Wind down the day with fellow students, faculty, and staff. Various prizes will be awarded at the Opportunity Drawing (must be present to win).

 

 August 18: *All sessions are open to family, partners and supporters.

 
  • August 18
    • Check-in and Breakfast

      8:30 am – 9:00 am | PAC
      A continental breakfast will be provided as students check in for the day.

      Welcome

      9:00 am -10:00 am | PAC
      IVC staff welcome students prior to the start of the day's sessions.

      IVC Men's Soccer

      10:00 am – 10:30 am | IVC Soccer Fields
      Meet and greet with the Lasers Mens's Soccer team and watch their exhibition scrimmage. View the Athletics complex and learn more about the IVC Athletics program.

      Campus Safety and Parking

      10:30 am – 11:00 am | PAC
      Meet our campus police and learn how to stay safe in your new learning environment. Helpful tips about parking will also be shared.

      First 30 Minutes of Class

      11:00 am – 12:00 pm | PAC
      How are the first 30 minutes of a college class different than high school? Learn strategies to make meaningful connections with faculty, how they differ from high school teachers and how to understand your course syllabus.

      My Kid is in College…Now What?

      11:00 am – 12:00 pm | BSTIC 116
      Join us for a discussion on how to best support your child as they transition into college! Parents will understand how your student's lifestyle will be different now that they will be attending college. Learn best practices to help your student pursue their college education. In addition, you will learn about degrees, transferring to a university and campus resources.

      Lunch with Family

      12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | SSC Quad
      Join us for lunch time activities

      Dodge the Dean

      1:30 pm – 2:00 pm | PAC
      Learn how to effectively get things done in college without falling through the cracks. Discover the academic skills required to be a successful student at IVC, including how to manage academic expectations.

      Show Me the Money

      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | PAC
      Understand Financial Aid and how to make it work for you. The IVC Financial Aid office will cover the financial aid process and dates and deadlines for applying every year.

      How to Thrive in the First Semester

      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | BSTIC 101
      College is not just about surviving, it’s about thriving. IVC Counseling Services are here to help students transition into the college setting. This workshop focuses on identifying goals, understanding expectations, finding resources to assist in transition while making friends along the way.

      Tour de IVC (Campus Tour)

      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | SSC Quad
      Explore the campus. Learn where your classes and student support services are, while discovering hidden gems throughout campus.

      Closing Session and Opportunity Drawing

      3:00 pm – 3:30 pm | SSC Quad
      Wind down the day with fellow students, faculty, and staff. Various prizes will be awarded at the Opportunity Drawing (must be present to win).

Contact

T:  949-451-5220
E: ivcadmissions@ivc.edu
O: Student Services Center

 

Holiday Hours for Wednesday, November 22

9 am - 3 pm

 

Department Hours

Monday:​  9 am - 6 pm​
​Tuesday: ​ 9 am - 6 pm
​Wednesday: ​ 9 am - 6 pm
​Thursday:  9 am - 6 pm
​Friday: ​ 9 am - Noon

 

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