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Montgomery College to Hold Orientation for New Students

August 24 Event to Help Students Get Ready for the Reality of College Life

MC PremiereStudents new to the Montgomery College campus for the upcoming fall 2007 semester--as well as parents and returning students--are invited to attend MC Premiere, the college’s new student orientation, which will be held on Friday, August 24, from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

With the theme, "College: The Ultimate Reality Show," Montgomery College staff and faculty will provide students and their guests with a fun and memorable day.

The program will begin in Building D (theatre), with an energizing opening session, and will continue in various locations on campus with reality TV-themed opportunities such as The Amazing Race (campus tours), Are You Smarter Than…Your College Student? (parent orientation), and Survivor: MC (college survival 101).

In addition, the afternoon portion of the event will include an information fair, with representatives from around campus available to talk about the college and the services it provides, including student activities, student organizations, testing, advising, counseling, financial aid, tutoring and other support services.

Lunch will be provided to students and their guests, and door prize drawings will occur throughout the day, including a grand prize giveaway of an iPod to one lucky student.

According to Joseph Maurer, event coordinator and student activities manager; "MC Premiere is truly not your typical orientation. The event gives new students the information they need to succeed, but at the same time it provides for a fun experience. They will meet our campus family, and learn how to become involved as a Montgomery College student."

To find out more about MC Premiere and to register for a spot at this year’s event, visit the college's Web site at montgomery.lonestar.edu and click on the MC Premiere tickets icon. Or, go directly to montgomery.lonestar.edu/mcpremiere.

The fall 2007 semester begins on Monday, August 27, and the last day to register is Saturday, August 25.  Registration and advising until August 3 will be open Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Beginning August 6, the hours will be extended to Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Montgomery College is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000 or visit montgomery.lonestar.edu.

North Harris Montgomery Community College District, among the largest and fastest-growing community colleges in Texas, comprises North Harris College, Kingwood College, Tomball College, Montgomery College, Cy-Fair College, six satellite centers and The University Center.