New Student Orientation
Orientation is the first opportunity you will have to meet with your academic advisor and register for your first semester of classes.
We also see orientation as an opportunity for you to meet the staff working with the program and with other Promise students.
We anticipate over 100 students will be chosen for the program, so we will designate several dates for you to choose from this summer.
To get the date that works best for your schedule, sign up today for both your placement testing and orientation sessions.
Promise Kick Start
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 First Year and Transfer students) on Tuesday, September 1.
Take Advantage of Math Move Up 15
Math Move Up is an optional, invitation only, FREE 4 week summer program for students who just missed placing into Math 111. It is not required but Promise students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.
To stay on the Path, Promise students are required to participate in a First Year Promise Learning Community
Promise students are strongly encouraged to participate in our Student Support Services Trio program, meet with their academic advisor regularly, sign up for a peer mentor through our Parkside Connect program and take advantage of the resources available through the Parkside Academic Resource Center.