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SVCC to Introduce ‘Start Smart at Sauk’ for New Students

August 2010
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Sauk Valley Community College has made it easier and less stressful for first-time college students with a new program called ‘Start Smart at Sauk.’

‘Start Smart at Sauk’ will be offered on Tuesday, August 3, from 9 a.m. to noon; Tuesday, August 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. (this session is specifically for adult students age 25 and up); and Wednesday, August 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. There is no charge to attend and participants need only attend one session.

Sarah MacFarlane, Sauk’s coordinator of retention, explained that ‘Start Smart at Sauk’ will enable new students, adults or traditional age, to hit the ground running this fall.

“New students that attend this program will have the advantage of having success strategies already in place by the time they start at Sauk,” said MacFarlane.

Participants that attend a ‘Start Smart at Sauk’ session will tour the College’s campus , learn about the student services Sauk offers, learn about college life from current and past students, and discover how to make their experience at Sauk a success.

The program will feature a campus tour (optional) a College Information Fair, and a Study Skills 101 Workshop. Other topic covered will be how parents and families of Sauk students can play an active role in their students’ education, student responsibilities and expectations for success, information on adding and dropping classes, the College’s new payment process, and more. There will also be snacks, refreshments, and a prize drawing.

You can register for this event at or call 815-835-6368.