College of the Rockies Welcomes Students to a New School Year

College of the Rockies Welcomes Students to a New School Year

submitted: Monday, August 26, 2013

College of the Rockies is ready to welcome more than 2,000 new and returning students on Tuesday, September 3.

Tuesday is set aside for students to orient themselves, get a locker, meet their classmates, get their student ID cards, buy textbooks and have some fun.  Day and evening classes will start on Wednesday, September 4.

Fly on the Wall contestantsCollege of the Rockies students and staff participate in the annual 'Fly on the Wall''competition

At the Cranbrook Main Campus, Manager of Campus Life and Athletics Cori Andrichuk noted, “The day kicks off at 9:30 am with a welcome and announcements followed by orientation seminars hosted by returning students.  The afternoon will be a ton of fun with a free barbecue for College students and employees featuring live music and the must-be-seen-to-be-believed ‘Fly on the Wall’ competitions where teams duct-tape one member to a wall to see who stays up the longest.”

“Orientation Week continues right through until Sunday, September 8,” Andrichuk continued. “There are lots of activities scheduled for student and employees throughout the week including a fun dodge ball game (with rumour of pizza and pop to follow), a Pins ‘n’ Pizza bowling night, access to the climbing wall and a chance to experience the thrill of a white water rafting trip.”

Executive Director of College Relations and Marketing, Donna Kraus-Hagerman added, “Our students primarily come from the Kootenay region, however we also attract learners from across Canada and around the world.  We actively recruit students by promoting the East Kootenay lifestyle, our friendly communities, our lower tuition and smaller class sizes, our excellent faculty and staff at all our campuses and the wide variety of programs we offer.”

“Our excellent faculty is very qualified and this is recognized across the province.  Our support staff is knowledgeable, helpful and truly professional in every way.  We are extremely fortunate to have such dedicated faculty and staff whose sole purpose is to help students succeed.  And this all starts right from Day One, Tuesday, September 3,” Kraus-Hagerman concluded.

With options for full-time or part-time programs as well as individual courses to complete a credential or to further explore ones interests, the College offers something for every type of learner.  Many programs and courses are still accepting applications until September 18.

More information on Orientation Week or on programs and courses available at College of the Rockies.

For more information contact:

Donna Kraus-Hagerman

Executive Director, College Relations and Marketing

College of the Rockies

Phone: 250-489-8258


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