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SVCC Host "Start Smart at Sauk" for New Students

August 2011

Sauk Valley Community College has made it easier and less stressful for first-time college students with the free ‘Start Smart at Sauk’ program.

‘Start Smart at Sauk’ will be offered on Monday, August 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, August 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Students and their families can choose one of the two sessions to attend at no charge.

Sarah McFarlane, Sauk’s retention specialist, explained that ‘Start Smart at Sauk’ will enable new students of any 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 McFarlane. “We want our students to feel a connection with Sauk.  By attending Start Smart at Sauk, students will become more comfortable in the college environment, become familiar with the campus and student services, and learn how to become successful college students. “

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.  Parents and family members are also invited to attend to learn how they can aid in their student’s success.

Students who attend this event will also have a chance to win prizes in both sessions including a free class!

To register for this event click on the following link:

If you have any questions regarding Start Smart at Sauk or the transition to college life, call 815-835-6368.