AUBURN – More than 300 students, members of the first incoming class of Central Maine Community College, attended a one-day orientation at the college last week.

During the day, students and their families – about 100 spouses, parents and friends – met with faculty, the dean of academic affairs and dean of student services and college president to prepare for their first semester on campus, which will start right after Labor Day.

“This is a great way for students and their families to get to know the campus and some of the people who are here to work with them,” said Charles Collins, dean of students. “It’s important for them to know what we expect of them, but also to know that there are faculty and staff members here to help them along the way.”

“There are just three things I want to tell you today,” said President Scott Knapp. “First: go to classes. Second: go to classes prepared; we figure it takes about two hours of outside preparation for each hour a student is in class. And third: join us in making the college better. If you see something that could be improved, talk with your instructor or a member of the staff – or talk to me.”

Classes will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 2. For information about registering, contact the registrar’s office at 755-5292; for information about being admitted to a program, contact the admissions office at 755-5273; or call toll-free within Maine at 1-800/891-2002.



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