New Student Orientation Sessions Set at DSLCC

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College has scheduled three New Student Orientation sessions for those enrolling in the Fall Semester.  Every new student must attend one of the sessions to gain valuable information that they will need to have when classes begin.  Two sessions will be held on the  campus in Clifton Forge and one will be offered at the DSLCC Rockbridge Regional Center in Buena Vista.

The first session is Tuesday, August 19, from 6-9 pm on the Clifton Forge campus; the second session is on Thursday, August 21, from 6-8:30 pm at the DSLCC Rockbridge Regional Center; and the final session is set for Saturday, August 23 from 9-11:45 am on the Clifton Forge campus.

New students may select the session most convenient for them.  Any returning students who have not attended DSLCC for a considerable amount of time are welcome to attend.  There is no cost to attend any of the sessions.

Matt McGraw, Director of Student Services, stressed that all individuals planning to enroll in DSLCC this fall for the first time should attend, stating, “There is a considerable amount of information that new students should have before beginning classes.  We will be sharing important details about class locations, student schedules, gaining access to final grades, financial aid, and proper procedures to follow for changing, adding or dropping courses.”  Other topics on the agenda include student email addresses, Blackboard usage, campus security and issues such as personal health and safety. Parents of new students are encouraged to attend to learn about the college, various curricula, students’ rights and responsibilities, activities and support services, financial aid eligibility and other programs and services in place to maximize student success.  Students who have not completed the registration process will able to finalize their course schedule that day.  “We want to provide our students with all of the information that they will need in order to have a positive experience at DSLCC,” added McGraw.

Fall Semester classes begin the week of August 25.  For more information about selecting a New Student Orientation session, applying for admission to DSLCC, or registering for fall courses, contact Student Services at 540/863-2820 or email  Rockbridge area students may visit the RRC or call 540-261-1211. Visit  Applications for admission for the 2014-2015 academic year are still being accepted.