Orientation 101 | Southwestern Illinois College

What is Orientation 101?

Orientation (ORIE) 101 will help you become acclimated with college life and services. The program was designed using feedback from previous students and Faculty members with a combined 1000 years of educational experience. After ORIE 101 there will be an opportunity to provide your feedback so we can continue to enhance this program for future students.

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Checklists

Getting your semester off to a good start begins with you. Prior to your first day of classes, you will need to accomplish a few things, but we’ve provided checklists and reminders so the transition to college life will be a little smoother.

1.Tour the campus

Check out information and dates about a pre-term orientation and tours offered at SWIC.

2. Find your classrooms for the semester

3. Get your Student ID and Metro Pass from Public Safety

4. Visit the Technology Assistance Center (T.A.C)

5. Get your books

  • If you are using financial aid check your student email for instructions on picking up your books.
  • If you are on the RedBud Campus, check your student email for instructions on picking up your books.

ORIE 101 Associated Assignments

Below are some of the assignments associated with ORIE 101 which require you to submit certain documents once the class begins. 

Requirement 1:  Selfie at the T.A.C.

You will visit a number of student service areas on your tour, one of these is the Technology Assistance Center (aka the T.A.C.) where you will be asked to complete a few basic technology set up requirements and take a selfie inside the center.  Below are the tasks you need to complete once you arrive at the T.A.C.

  • Set up AND access your student email account if not done so already.
  • Set up AND access Blackboard.
  • Take a selfie photo with your choice of ONE of the following in your photo:
    • A selfie with one of the T.A.C. staff
    • A selfie of you sitting at one of the computer stations inside the T.A.C.

Remember to save that selfie for a submission in your ORIE course!

Requirement 2: Student ID and Textbooks

Once you have obtained a student ID and picked up your textbooks, take a photo of your books with your ID on top and upload it to the assignment link. 

Download the sample photo.

Remember to save that selfie for a submission in your ORIE course!

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