College of Adult Scholars Orientation

Spring CASc OrientationTo increase your chance of successful academic study, the Office of Graduate Studies & Continuing Education conducts a special orientation for new College of Adult Scholar students. Mark your calendar for  

**Mandatory Orientation For New Students**

Monday, August 22, 2011

from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

in the Christopher Center Community Room.

This orientation will acquaint you with the many programs and services offered by the University and the Continuing Education Office. It also offers the opportunity to ask questions, resolve problems, and meet other students in the program. As part of the program, we provide you with the Student Handbook, the College of Adult Scholars Information Guide, and other necessary materials for a smooth transition to VU. If you haven't already done so, you will obtain your student I.D., activate your library card, obtain a parking sticker, and learn to access the computer network through your own account.

IMPORTANT: All new College of Adult Scholar students must attend this orientation. As a first time student at VU you will need to confirm your registration at this session to remain enrolled in your coursework. Non-compliance of Registration Confirmation will result in a $40 fine from the Office of the Registrar.

Please RSVP your attendance to the Continuing Education office by Fri day, August 19, 2011 at 219.464.5313, toll free at 1.800.821.7685 or email us at 

For more information about resources to help you with your transition to VU, please check out the following website:

2011 College of Adult Scholar Student Orientation Itinerary

August 22, 2011
Time 5:00 to 8:00
Location Community Room of the Christopher Center Library
RSVP by Friday, August 19, 2011
Itinerary of Sessions

Welcome and VU Policies and Services
This session advises you about various policies and procedures important for successful graduate study. It informs you of your rights and responsibilities as a graduate student at VU, and tells you where and how to resolve problems. In addition, opportunities for enhanced professional success and personal enrichment are covered. Important University publications and resource directories will be distributed during this session.

Obtaining your Student Photo ID & Parking Stickers
(For students who do not currently have a VU student ID card or who need a parking sticker).

Pictures will be taken for student ID cards. You will receive your ID card before leaving orientation.

PLEASE NOTE: Parking stickers may be obtained at the VU Police Department anytime during the first week of classes. They are open 24 hours a day for your convenience. You will be required to have your vehicle registration with you, and the cost of the sticker will be $115 for the entire year.

Introduction to Library and Computer Services
During this session, you are provided with hands-on experience regarding the learning and information resources available through the library, particularly those relevant to undergraduate study. In addition, using your VU username and password (provided at the session), you will log onto the computer network system and briefly learn about how to access software such as Word and Excel, to use your email account, access the web and to use DataVU and Blackboard.