Aug. 10, 2004
New student orientation is scheduled before fall classes begin at Gettysburg Campus-HACC. Students can attend either an evening orientation on Wednesday, August 18, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, or a daytime session on Saturday, August 21, 9:30 to 11:30 am. The student orientation is required for full-time students and strongly recommended for part-time students.

Orientation coordinator Arthur Sutton said that the agenda will include information about the college's student services, Learning Center and Library resources. New students will have the opportunity to have their questions answered in a panel discussion with current students and faculty. Sutton noted that students at previous orientation sessions have commented that they "enjoyed talking to current HACC students," and that "The atmosphere is relaxed and personable," "There is a lot of support and encouragement to succeed," and "There are extensive resources to help you."

The college is still taking registrations for fall classes, which begin August 23. The Gettysburg Campus also offers classes in Hanover, which begin September 7. To RSVP to the orientation session, or for more information about HACC, call 717-337-3855.

HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, offers twenty-nine academic programs that can be completed at the Gettysburg Campus, including transfer and career associate degree programs, certificate and diploma programs. Additional programs can be completed through combined student at the Gettysburg and Harrisburg campuses, and most of the general education and supporting courses for a wide variety of health career programs can be completed at Gettysburg. More than 1250 students are enrolled at Gettysburg Campus HACC for the fall 2004 semester.

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