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First Year Orientation & Tool Day: July 26th

Friday, July 26, 2024
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Central Standard Time
Status: Space Available
Location: Fort Dodge Main Campus


Our First Year Orientation is an opportunity for students to come explore campus, connect with other students, meet staff members, and prepare for the fall semester. It is a great opportunity to learn about campus resources and will make for a smoother transition when you arrive on campus!

Our July 26th First Year Orientation will also serve as our Tool Day for the Automotive Collision, Automotive, Technology, and Diesel Technology programs. Tool Vendors will be set up in our Career Education Building from 12-4PM for students to compare the various brands of tools. Representatives from MAC Tools, Snap-On, and potentially other vendors will be present. Most tool vendors allow students a discount, so we recommend talking with a tool vendor prior to making your investment in tools. We highly recommend having your financial aid completed prior to attending Tool Day. If you are not able to make it to Tool Day, please contact us at and we will get you the vendor contact information.

Orientation Schedule

9:00AM - Registration in Triton Cafe
9:30AM -Welcome
9:45AM - Introductions: Admissions, Advising, Financial Aid, TRIO, Health Center & Student Records
10:10AM - Session I: Bookstore, Student Activities, Housing, Campus Security, Title IX, Academic Advising, & TritonPass
11:00AM - Session II: Student Session: College Success | Parent Session: Q&A
11:30AM - Lunch & Open Houses

Academic Advising Housing
Academic Resource Center Lunch in Triton Café (11:30-2PM)
Admissions Military & Veteran Services
Athletics (11:30AM-1:30PM) Music & Theatre (11:30AM-1:30PM)
Bookstore REC Center
Business Office Student Activities & Intramurals
Campus Tours Student Records
Career Services Tool Day in CEB Building
Financial Aid TRIO
Health Center

First Year Orientation is not required but is highly recommended. If you have further questions, please contact the admissions office by calling 1-800-362-2793.
Registration period closes Wednesday, July 24, 2024