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Promise Welcome Days Agenda and Registration

Dr. Star Rivera-Lacey, Superintendent/President's Welcome

Join us for Palomar Promise Virtual Welcome Days and get ready to start your college experience this fall! We are excited to invite you to the Palomar community with our virtual Welcome Day events. Welcome Day is a great first step to support your successful transition as a new Promise and Palomar College student. Welcome to Palomar College and the Palomar Promise program!
Palomar Promise Welcome Days, a several-day virtual event which will be held starting August 3 through August 18 via Zoom. We are featuring live webinars covering a range of topics including a collection of pre-recorded videos that you can view anytime! 

 

 

Why Participate?

• Meet staff, counselors and administrators from across campus to learn about the various resources and support programs available to you as a Palomar College student.
• Palomar Promise students are required to attend Skillshops during their fall and spring semester in order to maintain their Promise eligibility. Participation in  3 LIVE Welcome Day virtual sessions  will count towards your required Skillshop for the fall semester. (Note: Additional Skillshops will be offered throughout the fall semester)
• Attending Welcome Days is essential for all new Palomar Promise students to learn how they can thrive at Palomar College during this significant transition.

Registration Details:

• Review the Welcome Day agenda below and find the sessions you plan to attend.
• Click on the “ Register” button below the workshop description.
• Fill out the pre-registration form and submit. Within a couple of minutes, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting details and link to join the workshop via Zoom.
• To help you organize your schedule, we encourage you to add all the Zoom events to your calendar as you will need to access these links the day of the event.
• Please note each virtual workshop has its own Zoom URL, and you must register in advance to join.

Questions?

Contact us at promise@palomar.edu

PALOMAR PROMISE

Palomar Promise Welcome Session

Meet the Promise team as we welcome you to Palomar College as a first year student. Our team will share our vision and the resources and support available through Palomar Promise.  In this session, we will discuss what you need to do to maintain your Promise eligibility for Year 1 and Year 2, review requirements, and have a Q/A session at the end of the presentation. We will also provide helpful tips on what to expect during your first week.  

Date: Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021
Time: 10am -11am
REGISTRATION FOR THIS SESSION IS FULL. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE 8/18 SESSION. 

Additional Resources:

Palomar Promise Lunchtime Chat and Q&A

This session is for Promise students who were unable to join the Promise Welcome session on Aug 3. Meet the Promise team as we welcome you to Palomar College as a first year student. Our team will share our vision and the resources and support services available through Palomar Promise.  In this session, we will have a Q/A to address topics related to your Promise program requirements for Year 1 and 2, benefits, and services.  Students are encouraged to watch the Aug 3rd recording  prior to joining this session. The Aug 3rd Welcome session recording will be made available on this website the week of August 9th.

 

Date: Wed, Aug 18, 2021
Time: 12pm - 1pm

 

ACADEMIC SUCCESS WORKSHOPS

Time Management for an Online Environment

Start your semester off strong! This workshop will provide tips on how to manage your time effectively, organize and set priorities to reach your goals.

Date: Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021
Time: 4pm - 5pm

Preparing for a Successful First Semester

This workshop will present tips, tools, and valuable information on how to navigate your courses as you begin your academic journey at Palomar College. Navigating the college system can be a challenge for any new student and with distance learning, there are additional factors to be aware of in order to be successful. Not to worry, after this workshop, you will feel prepared and ready to start your courses and have a successful fall semester.

Date: Monday, Aug 9, 2021
Time: 4pm - 5pm

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Tutoring Services

Learn about tutoring services available at Palomar that are free and available to all students. We will focus on how to access tutoring on-line and the range of areas students can get support.

Date: Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021
Time: 11am - 12pm
Date: Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021
Time: 1pm - 2pm

Additional Resources:

Skillshop (Student Success Workshops)

Did you know that attending Skillshops is a requirement for Palomar Promise? View this pre-recorded video to learn more about Skillshops, how to fulfill the Skillshop requirement, and what topics are covered in these student success workshops. 

What are Skillshops?

Skillshops are free workshops offered by various departments on campus. These workshops are designed and presented with the purpose of helping students succeed, whether it be in the classroom, at-home life, or in the real world, and cover a wide range of topics such as academic enhancement, career development, college transfer, and financial aid/planning. With Skillshops, students can get help with everything from receiving hands-on assistance with their financial aid application and improving study habits to managing stress and test anxiety and even career exploration and planning.

 

Counseling Services and Career Planning

What Classes Do I Take For My Degree?

Learn about the requirements for a degree and what classes you need to take. Find out what your menu of classes will look like for your degree objective and your specific major. Presented by Counseling Services Department.

Date: Monday, Aug 9, 2021
Time: 2pm - 3pm

 

Additional Resources:

Introduction to the Transfer Center

Join us for an overview of Palomar's Transfer Center. Learn how to connect with us virtually and explore the services we offer. We know potential transfer students have lots of questions so we will be taking Q&A throughout the entire presentation! We look forward to meeting you!

Date: Wednesday, Aug 4, 2021
Time: 3pm - 4pm

 

Additional Resources:

Introduction to Career Center Services

Join us for an overview of Career Development Services we offer at the Career Center. Learn how to choose a major or career pathway through assessments tools while gaining useful tips on preparing for the workforce. We look forward to meeting you all!

Date: Wednesday, Aug 4, 2021
Time: 1pm - 2pm

 

Additional Resources:

Internships, Job Placement and Service Learning

Come join us to learn about internships, getting college credit for work, Service Learning - applying what you are doing in the classroom at a non-profit organization, and job placement services.

Date: Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021
Time: 10am - 11am

 

Additional Resources:

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & RESOURCES

Understanding Your Financial Aid

Join this workshop presented by the Financial Aid Office to gain a better understanding of your financial aid awards, your  to do list, disbursements, financial aid freeze date, and CCPG.

Date: Monday, Aug 16, 2021
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Date: Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021
Time: 3pm - 4pm

 

Student Emergency Grant / Laptop Assistance

Access to vital resources is critical for our students to remain in school during this unprecedented time related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Palomar College Foundation has mobilized to help through an Emergency Grant Fund Campaign to distribute computers. At this time students must be enrolled in the current semester at Palomar College  to be qualified to receive a computer. APPLICATIONS FOR  FALL SEMESTER WILL BE ACCEPTED  STARTING AUGUST 13.  The Foundation office is working hard to review and respond to all requests received. Responses will take between 3-5 business days and will be sent to the email listed on your application.

Starting August 13th,  fill out the application by clicking the link below if you are needing support with a computer/laptop.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACCESSING THE STUDENT EMERGENCY GRANT APPLICATION

LIBRARY RESOURCES

Virtual Library Field Trip Introduction Video

Watch this Virtual Library Field Trip Introduction video presented by Natalie Lopez, Outreach Librarian.  

For more information regarding the Palomar College Library, please visit https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/library/

 

Library Resources

Watch this video to learn how to explore Library databases.

After watching the video, click here to find the best library databases for your research.

Navigating the Library Website

Watch this video to learn how to navigate the Palomar College Library website.

Did you know you can chat with a Palomar College Librarian? Visit the Palomar College Library homepage, and click on the chat feature to connect with a librarian .

ONLINE LEARNING TOOLS

How to Use Canvas

Learn how to access your classes in your Canvas account. Within a Canvas course we will teach you how to submit assignments, participate in discussions, take a quiz, view grades, and contact your instructors.

Date: Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021
Time: 2pm - 3pm

 

Additional Resources:

Navigating MyPalomar

Join us to learn useful tips on navigating MyPalomar, your student portal. Learn how to view your Student Ed Plan, Financial Aid, To Do List, and Palomar Promise status, among other features.
You can do the following:
  1. Create or reset your password
  2. Register & pay your fees
  3. Locate your Palomar email & activate it
  4. Purchase your parking permit
  5. Check your Financial Aid status or information
  6. View your personal information
Date: Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021
Time: 2pm - 3pm

 

Technology Help For Students

Click on the button below to view the Technology Resources, Guides and Information for Students.

 

Student Health Services

Student Health Services Updates, Programs & Resources

Join us for an overview of Palomar’s Health Services. Learn how our medical team in the Student Health Center provides a range of basic medical services for our students. You will also learn about Behavioral Health Counseling Services, where our goal is to help students benefit fully from the college experience by supporting their personal, social and emotional well-being. We will review the various programs within our department designed to promote the health of our students, such as wellness workshops and presentations. We look forward to seeing you!

Date: Monday, Aug 9, 2021
Time: 10am - 11am

 

Additional Resources

STUDENT LIFE & LEADERSHIP

Student Life & Leadership Services Overview

Learn what Student Life and Leadership has to offer students (Student Activities, Associated Student Government, Clubs, Activity Cards, Info on Food & Nutrition Center, obtaining Basic Needs, Student Rights and much more!) and what can be expected this upcoming semester.

Date: Monday, Aug 16, 2021
Time: 2pm - 3pm

 

Additional Resources:

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

In this presentation you will learn about Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Palomar College.  Learn about how to get involved and start building your academic resume for your future endeavors.  Phi Theta Kappa offers opportunities for leadership activities, scholarly projects, and scholarship options for students.  PTK is a great way to get involved, build relationships, and create ways to support your academic journey while at Palomar and beyond.

Date: Monday, Aug 16, 2021
Time: 3:15pm - 4:15pm

 

Additional Resources:

Quick Guide to Student Resources

Below you will find resources that are designed to serve a variety of needs.

STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

Join us to learn about the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) program and how to apply. We will discuss eligibility requirements, services offered, and program requirements. 

**EOPS is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2021 semester. 
Date: Wednesday, Aug 18, 2021
Time: 10am - 11am

 

Additional Resources:

TRIO Student Support Services Program

We are the TRIO Student Support Services Program. We are a federally funded program that is funded by the U.S Department of Education. Our main focus is to help student's of disadvantage backgrounds such as first-generation, low-income, or student's with a disability succeed in college whether is earning a certificate, associates degree, transfer to 4-year university, or all the above. Please join us as we will go over our program services, program requirements, application questions, program questions and more! We are currently still accepting student applications. We look forward in meeting you all!

Date: Wednesday, Aug 4, 2021
Time: 11am - 12pm

 

Additional Resources:

TRIO North County Education Opportunity Center (NCEOC)

TRIO NCEOC will give a description of program services and eligibility. All students will have the opportunity to complete an application for the NCEOC Program and set up an appointment for support in Financial Aid, enrollment, or admissions.

Date: Monday, Aug 16, 2021
Time: 10am - 11am
Date: Wednesday, Aug 18, 2021
Time: 2pm - 3pm

 

Additional Resources:

PUENTE PROGRAM

The Puente Program is a national award winning program that helps thousands of students transfer to a university, earn degrees and return to the community as leaders and mentors to future generations.

Date: Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021
Time: 2pm - 3pm

 

Additional Resources:

Disability Resource Center (DRC)

Join us on August 9 at 12pm to learn about the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Disability Resource Center (DRC) at Palomar College is committed to removing barriers to access for students with documented disabilities.  The DRC works with faculty and staff collaboratively to ensure that students with disabilities can participate fully in College programs and activities to reach their educational and vocational goals. 

Date: Monday, Aug 9, 2021
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Additional Resources:

 

TEXTBOOKS

How to Access Your Palomar Promise Textbook Account

Check out this video tutorial on how to access your Promise textbook funds from the Palomar College Bookstore website. 

How to View Your Course Materials List Using Your Palomar Student ID

Check out this video tutorial on how to view your course materials list using your Palomar Student ID

VIRTUAL TOURS

Virtual Guided Campus Tour

Come join us for a tour of your new campus. We will explore the different campus locations. You will also learn more about services, academic programs, as well as everything else Palomar has to offer.

Date: Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021
Time: 12pm - 1pm

 

Additional Resources:

Virtual Campus Tour Video

Can't join us on the Virtual Guided Tour? Then, watch this pre-recorded campus tour video highlighting the different departments and buildings on campus.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

760-744-1150, EXT. 3931 

PROMISE@PALOMAR.EDU

 

 

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