Student Success Day

What is Student Success Day?

Student Success Day is a day to get connected to campus resources and engaged with fellow students, faculty, and staff.

Priority Registration!

For one day only, Germanna will offer in-person Priority Registration for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 on Success Day. College Services will be open from 8:30 AM until 7:00 PM.  Come to the Fredericksburg Area and Locust Grove Campuses and complete the paper registration form with a Counselor or your Faculty Advisor. Welcome Center, Veterans Center, Success Coaches and A&R staff can assist after you meet with the Counselor or Advisor. Regular online registration will open on April 10th. The catalog will be posted online starting on April 1st so review your options before meeting with a counselor or your advisor.

Dates and Times

April 5, 2017

College Services will be open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.

Success Day sessions will run from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Fredericksburg Area and Locust Grove Campuses

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No classes will be held — instead, students will attend seminars and participate in activities geared toward supporting their academic and career goals. Attend group advising sessions; seek out resources like tutoring, financial aid, counseling, and more; take time to prepare for exams and catch up on assignments independently or in groups.  All college services will be open until 7:00 PM on Success Day.

Presentation Topics

Presentation topics and activities will vary by location.

Event Agendas

Fredericksburg Area Campus

SP1 Schedule

Time Block/Room SP1 – 217  SP1 – 215 SP1 -303
Block A: 10 AM – 12 PM Internships! Presentation on Gangs (Police Detective) What the Heck Can I Do With this Degree???
Block B: 1 PM – 3 PM Scholarships and Financial Aid Open House Student Engagement – Student Activities What the Heck Can I Do With this Degree???
Block C: 6 PM – 8 PM Scholarships and Financial Aid Open House Transfer 101: From Community College to University

SP1 Schedule Continued

Time Block/Room SP1 – 103 SP1 – 301 Sp1 – 304 SP1 – 310
Block A: 10 AM – 12 PM UMW Transfer & Co-Enrollment Information Session Google Apps Demystifying APA Citation Style*
Block B: 1 PM – 3 PM Drunk Driving Simulation ‘What’s In Your Box?’ – Motivation Break Out Germanna! “That’s Why We Say That”: The Story Behind Common English Idioms and Slang Words

SP2 Schedule

Time Block/Room SP2 – 105A/B
Block A: 10 AM – 12 PM Group Academic Advising:
Harry Schoeller ( Engineering)  10am-11am
Randy Martin, Tina Lance, and Neil Mairs (Business) 11am-12pm
Block B: 1 PM – 3 PM Group Academic Advising:
Jillian Noel (Police Science) 1pm-2pm David
Marsich (General Studies) 2pm-3pm

SP3 Schedule

Time Block/Room SP3 – 123
Block A: 10 AM – 12 PM Veterans – Transferring to a 4-Year Institution
Block B: 1 PM – 3 PM Drones – Building and Flying
Block C: 6 PM – 8 PM Deconstruction Night

All sessions will begin during the indicated time block. *Session begins at 11:00am

Other FAC Activities

Auto Checkup –Automotive Technology Center
**Sold Out – No slots remaining**
9:00am – 3:00pm

Anatomy and Physiology Open Lab
SP1 room 325
10:00am – 6:00pm

Nursing Information Session
 SP1 room 317
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Work Study Information Session
 SP1 room 323
10:00am – 12:00pm

Student Art Showcase 
SP1 Rooms 123 & 124

Library Trivia (with prizes!) 
FAC and LGC Libraries

ePRINTit Assistance – FAC Library
9:00am -7:00pm

IPad Petting Zoo – FAC Library
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Counseling Resource Table – SP1 Second Floor Lobby
10:00am – 12:00pm

Lyceum Event – Almost Sunrise Documentary – Sealy Auditorium
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Locust Grove Campus

Time Block/Room 210  503 200
Block A: 10 AM – 12 PM Google Apps: Collaborative Online Tools Demystifying APA Citation Style* (11:00am) Victim Services
Block B: 1 PM – 3 PM Breakout Germanna!  Internships! Transfer 101: From Community College to University
Block C: 6 PM – 8 PM Germanna’s Online Resources Open House

Locust Grove  Schedule Continued

Time Block/Room 302 205 305
Block A: 10 AM – 12 PM Depression Screenings Group Academic Advising:John Stroffolino (All Programs) – 10pm – 12pm
Block B: 1 PM – 3 PM New Student Orientation Group Academic Advising:
Sarah Somerville, Mike Read (All Programs) – 1pm – 3pm

All sessions will begin during the indicated time block. *Session begins at 11:00am

Other LGC Activities

“Mock NCLEX”
Room 502
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Nursing Advising
 Room 302
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Work Study Information Session
 Room 506
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Library Trivia (with prizes!)
FAC and LGC Libraries

Counseling Resource Table
Student Lounge
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Activities Requiring Prior Registration

Some activities have a maximum number of participants, and as a result require prior registration. Those activities are:

Free Automotive Check-up

Free Automotive Check-up, courtesy of Germanna’s Automotive Program students
Located at Germanna’s Stafford Automotive Center

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Appointments offered from 9AM – 3PM, every fifteen minutes

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is Student Success Day 2017?

Student Success Day 2017 is Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

What GCC locations will hold Student Success Day Events?

Fredericksburg, Locust Grove, and the Automotive Center.

How long is Student Success Day?

Student Success Day is an all-day event, with co-curricular sessions beginning at 10:00 AM and concluding at 8:00 PM.  College Services will be open until 7:00 PM on Success Day

What is the Purpose of Student Success Day?

The purpose of the programming on Student Success Day is to increase student engagement and success. The single day, all day, simultaneous multi campus format is being used to support the need to do assessment testing without reducing instruction time.

Am I required to attend?

Students who normally have class on Wednesday are invited to attend Student Success Day in order to take advantage of on campus resources and various seminars.

You can attend anytime during the day; you are not restricted to attending a session occurring during your normal class time.

Students whose class is selected for an assessment should report to the designated testing room to complete that assessment.

Faculty members whose class has been selected for an assessment will provide additional instructions. Students who are selected for assessment testing are invited to attend sessions that do not conflict with their testing schedule.

If I don’t normally have a class on Wednesdays, can I still attend Student Success Day?

Yes! All Germanna students are encouraged to attend.

Is Student Success Day a good time to meet with my Faculty Advisor?

Faculty Advisors will be available for meetings with students. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins may be available on a first come, first served basis.

Additionally there will be group advising sessions throughout the day for students in selected Programs of Study, and sessions offered to introduce students to the Faculty Advising webpage as well as locate their Faculty Advisor; check the schedule on the Student Success Day webpage for specific session times and locations.

Who should I contact for more information about Student Success Day 2017?

If your questions were not answered above, please email:

See you on April 5th!


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