Fall 2021 Ready, Set, Go!

On-campus and virtual sessions will help you prepare for the upcoming semester

Dakota County Technical College is hosting Ready, Set, Go!, a series of on-campus and virtual sessions that will help you prepare for fall semester 2021. By visiting D2L Brightspace and self-registering for STUDENT_LIFE, you will be able to attend sessions on campus or via Zoom, or view Zoom session recordings at a later date.

WHAT: Ready, Set, Go!

WHEN:
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Thursday, August 19, 2021

WHERE:
Virtual via Zoom and Zoom recordings
DCTC campus

See detailed schedule below

Ready, Set, Go! SCHEDULE


Wednesday, August 11, 2021 (VIRTUAL)


How to Navigate DCTC Virtually 10 – 10:55 a.m. Online via Zoom

Learn about campus resources/services and how to access them virtually. This session will be recorded.

Join Zoom Session
Password: check your email or self-enroll in the Student Life D2L course

View How to Navigate DCTC Virtually Recording (Spring 2021)


Online Tools 101 11 – 11:55 a.m. Online via Zoom

This session will provide an overview of the online tools you will use as a student, including D2L BrightSpace, Starfish, and e-Service, as well as information on Zoom and O365. This session will be recorded.

Join Zoom Session
Password: check your email or self-enroll in the Student Life D2L course

View Online Tools 101 Recording (Spring 2021)
View D2L Brightspace video (Spring 2021)


Students, Staff, & Faculty Panel 12 – 12:40 p.m. Online via Zoom

Hear advice from students, staff, and faculty about being a successful student and navigating DCTC virtually and in person. This session will be recorded.

Join Zoom Session
Password: check your email or self-enroll in the Student Life D2L course


Virtual Meet & Greet 12:45 – 1:15  p.m. Online via Zoom

After the panel, join us for an interactive meet and greet to speak 1-1 with the panelists, club advisors, and student leaders. Representatives from the following clubs and support areas will be available to speak with: Student Life, Athletics, TRIO/Student Support Services, Sexuality & Gender Alliance, Christians on Campus, Office of Equity and Inclusion, and more.

Join Zoom Session
Password: check your email or self-enroll in the Student Life D2L course


How to Afford College 101 1 – 1:55  p.m. Online via Zoom

This workshop will help students explore various options to pay for college, including FAFSA, Scholarships, Grants, Student Employment, Federal Student Loans, Private Student Loans, Military Benefits, and more. This session will be recorded.

Join Zoom Session
Password: check your email or self-enroll in the Student Life D2L course


Study Skills 2 – 2:55  p.m. Online via Zoom

Learn tips and tricks to create strong study skills when taking fully online classes. Topics include: Creating a healthy work space, building your academic focus, how to talk with people in your home about respecting your class time, learning active study skills to increase retention. This session will be recorded.

Join Zoom Session
Password: check your email or self-enroll in the Student Life D2L course

View Study Skills Recording (Spring 2021)


Wednesday, August 18, 2021 (ON CAMPUS)


Lunch & Student Social (Registration Required) 1 – 2  p.m.
On campus: Student Life Center

Join us for a light lunch and a social to meet other students, staff, and faculty! Representatives from Student Life, Athletics, TRIO/Student Support Services, Office of Social Navigation, Career and Transfer Services, Lions Club, Office of Equity and Inclusion, and more will be available to answer questions.

Register for Session Here

Campus Tour 2 – 3  p.m.
On campus: Student Life Center

Staff and student leaders will lead campus tours and share key information about resources on campus.


Q & A 3 – 4  p.m.
On campus: Student Life Center

Nervous about starting classes? Would you like to find your classrooms? Have questions about campus resources? Staff and student leaders will be available to help!


Thursday, August 19, 2021 (ON CAMPUS)


Veterans Info Session 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Room 2-204

Meet Veterans Services support staff, overview certification process for your benefits, meet employees and other students with military backgrounds, and get personalized tour of your classrooms and veterans and other support service areas.


Breakfast & Student Social (Registration Required) • 9 – 10  a.m.
On campus: Student Life Center

Join us for a light breakfast and a social to meet other students, staff, and faculty! Representatives from Student Life, Athletics, TRIO/Student Support Services, Office of Social Navigation, Career and Transfer Services, Christians on Campus, Military Networking Group, and more will be available to answer questions.

Register for Session Here

Campus Tour 9 – 10  a.m.
On campus: Student Life Center

Not sure where to go your first day of school or where things are located? Staff and students will lead campus tours to show you around campus and share key information about services and resources.


Q & A 11 a.m. – 12  p.m.
On campus: Student Life Center

Nervous about starting classes? Would you like to find your classrooms? Have questions about campus resources? Staff and student leaders will be available to help!


Thursday, August 19, 2021 (VIRTUAL)


How to Supercharge Your Conversations, Connect with Others, & Make New Friends
12 – 1:30  p.m. • Online via Zoom

Now that students, instructors and staff are back to campus, it’s time to brush up on your face-to-face conversation and socializing skills. In this 90-minute webinar, author and “small talk” expert, Don Gabor, will show you dozens of practical and confidence-building communication tips, techniques and strategies that are guaranteed to help you connect and build lasting relationships with your classmates and co-workers.

This session will be recorded and emailed to those who register.

Register for Webinar Here

Download PDF of this schedule.

Useful links…
Learn more about Ready, Set, Go! by contacting:
Associate Director of Student Life
651-423-8649
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