New Student Orientation 2015

WVC new student orientations at Wenatchee and Omak campuses

Media Contacts: Donte Quinine, student programs director, 509.682.6865, or Livia Millard, Omak campus multicultural affairs coordinator, 509.422.7814, or Libby Siebens, executive director community relations, 509.682.6436 (Mon. – Thurs.)

September 3, 2015

Students entering their first year at Wenatchee Valley College are invited to attend student orientations at the Wenatchee and Omak campuses.

New student orientation at the Omak campus will be on Thursday, Sept. 17. Students may select from two orientation times, 2 to 4 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m. Campus tours will be available from 4 to 5 p.m. The orientation includes workshops about financial aid, how to be a successful student and how to navigate the student portal. Food and entertainment will be available.

The Wenatchee campus orientation will be Friday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. in Smith Gym. The orientation will feature motivational speaker Fletcher Ellingson. He has over 25 years of experience in public speaking, performing and giving workshops, in addition to studying personal development, psychology and communication. On his website,, he says, "In a time where there is so much uncertainty, I choose to believe in people and see their potential."

Students will learn about tools and resources to help them be successful in college, including how to access their student account, find classrooms, manage financial aid and plan for their future career. They will also be able to get their student identification and bus pass sticker, take a campus tour, and meet faculty and staff. Following orientation, a free barbecue for new students, a live music performance and free giveaways will be available around the fountain.

Students attending the Wenatchee campus orientation should RSVP to Chano Rodriguez, WVC Student Programs office, at 509.682.6860 or Those needing special accommodations for orientation should contact Carla Boyd, WVC Special Populations Coordinator, at 509.682.6854 or e-mail

The Wenatchee campus orientation is sponsored by the Associated Students of WVC. The Omak campus new student orientation is sponsored by the Associated Students of WVC at Omak.