New Student Orientation and Registration
New Student Orientation and Registration is the first opportunity you will have to meet with your academic advisor and register for your first semester of classes.
Prior to orientation and registration session, you will need to a Online pre-orientation session. You will receive information about both these things sometime in early 2023.
We anticipate over 100 students will be chosen for the program. To get the best orientation and registration date , sign up as soon as you receive access to it.
Ranger Welcome is the oldest campus tradition at Parkside! Held the first week of classes, the week is packed with events and resources to welcome you to campus (and there is free food and Parkside swag)! Ranger Welcome kicks-off with New Student Convocation (REQUIRED for all new students) on Tuesday, September 5.
Connect with a Peer Mentor
As part of the Promise program, you will also be assigned a Peer Mentor who will support you during your first year on campus. Your mentor will be a current Promise student or a Student Support Services students, so they will know all the ends and outs of how to be a successful student. Some of the mentors will also participate in your first year seminar course.
To stay on the Path, Promise students are required to participate in a First Year Learning Community
GNED 104 Fundamentals of Learning (3 credit)
Promise students must also participate in our Student Support Services Trio program, meet with their academic advisor on a regular basis, connect with their peer mentor and take advantage of the resources available through the Parkside Academic Resource Center.