New students can ‘get a jump on September’ at Fleming College’s Welcome Days


Peterborough ON – (July 13 2017) – New students will have the opportunity to ‘get a jump on September’ at Fleming College’s Welcome Days next week.

Hosted by Fleming’s Student Life department, Welcome Days help to ensure incoming students feel connected prior to starting classes. Students have the opportunity to have a tour and arrange for items such as student identification, lockers, text books, and meal plans.

Fleming staff and student leaders will be on hand to answer questions about residence and housing, financial aid, athletics and recreation, learning support services, and career services. Special sessions are scheduled for students to learn more about student life and getting involved in campus activities. There will also be a session for parents where they can learn more about resources available to support a successful transition to the college.

Visitors can further experience what it’s like to stay in residence. For $50, families (up to six individuals) can stay for one night.

“Welcome Days are a great opportunity for new students and their families to spend a day on campus before the fall to better familiarize themselves with Fleming services and supports that contribute to student success. Our goal is to give students the opportunity to get a jump on September feeling welcomed as part of the Fleming community. We are confident that those that attend Welcome Days are more likely to succeed with their transition into college life,” said Greg Jefford, Manager, Student Life, Athletics and Recreation.

Welcome Days take place at Sutherland Campus on July 17, 19, and 21. At Frost Campus, Welcome Days are set for July 17 and 21. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. each day with sessions beginning at 9:30 a.m. Close to 1,000 students are expected to attend.

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About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.


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