More than 200 new students will learn about all the ways Blue Mountain Community College can support them in their educational journeys and connect them with resources and each other during the 6th annual Welcome to the Pack new student event on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Welcome to the Pack is an opportunity for students new to BMCC to connect with faculty and staff, take in a sample class (“College Cuisine,” anyone?), locate where on campus your classes will take place, learn about BMCC resources and programs, and participate in some fun activities while meeting other new students. Those attending will also receive a free lunch and have opportunities to win prizes, including a tuition waiver, tablet, bicycle, BMCC Bookstore gift cards, Timberwolf gear and more.
Data from prior years’ events has shown that new students who participate in Welcome to the Pack consistently are more successful in their first term at BMCC (i.e., completion of courses, GPA, subsequent enrollment in the next term) than new students who don’t participate in the event.
Welcome to the Pack takes from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with check-in at 8:30 a.m. Registration is free and still open. Students can register now by logging into their Student Wolf Web accounts. From the Student Online Resources page/Registration section, select the link “Register for Classes,” then select “Fall 2019,” and register for course number N.R0700-01-Welcome to the Pack.
So far, enrollment is up by 7 percent over fall term last year, and more than 430 students new to BMCC have registered for classes.