Meridian Community College hosted freshmen orientation Tuesday. It was the first of three sessions to be held this summer, to help new students get acquainted with the campus.
The group of 250 students also got their fall schedules and advice about financial aid.
"College and high school are so different. It's just a different format. You've got all the freedom here in college whereas, you know, in high school your classes are laid out and you go from one class to another. Here you've got a lot of down time," said Adam Stewart, MCC's director advising and retention. "So there's a lot of things that they need to know about college life as they get adjusted. So we'll begin to talk to them actually about what a typical day might be like in the fall. We'll help them adjust if they have problems with their classes. We'll let them know what type of opportunities are here on campus to assist them with studying, test-taking, things like that."
Two more orientation sessions are scheduled for June 23 and July 7.