What is Student Success Day?

Student Success Day is a day to get connected to campus resources, prepare for your next semester and engage with fellow students, faculty, and staff.


Dates and Times

Tuesday, April 17

8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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Event Schedule

Fredericksburg Area Campus
Locust Grove Campus
Automotive Technology Center

Fredericksburg Area Campus

Check out the Student Success Day events specific to the Fredericksburg Area Campus.

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SP1

Student Art Exhibit
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SP1 Room 124

Come and enjoy a variety of displays and performances by our amazing student artists.


Anatomy & Physiology Open Lab
10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
SP1 Room 325

Anatomy and Physiology Open Lab is designed to assist current A&P students, as well future students interested in beginning the Allied health program.  To be successful in anatomy and physiology, many students need extra time to practice identifying anatomical structures and master the content. This is an unstructured environment where current students are welcome to study in small groups, or to review material independently with the assistance of an expert A&P faculty member.  This open lab will allow students to come into the lab to participate in hands on learning as they study anatomical models, charts and tissues under the microscope, as well as obtain assistance for any content related to A&P.  Also, this open lab will allow future students interested in beginning the allied health program to come and ask questions about the anatomy and physiology courses they will be required to take.


Asking Questions
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
SP1 Room 211

Dr. Bergmeister will address the importance of questions in students’ journeys beyond Germanna.


Motivation 
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
SP1 Room 212

Content pending.


That’s Why We Say That: The Story Behind Common English Idioms and Slang Words
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
SP1 Room 213

No brainer, loose cannon, face the music—have you ever used phrases like these and wondered why we say them? This session will explain the odd, funny, and/or historical origins of some of the English language’s common idioms and slang words.


Google Sites
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
SP1 Room 217

Google Sites are free to use. Learn how to create easy to use websites with drag and drop features.  You can create pages that display on any device, insert content from Google Apps and YouTube, customize content, and publish to the web. With Google Sites, you can create online portfolios or collaborative presentation platform – the options are limitless.


Nursing Information Session
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SP1 Room 212

The Nursing Information Session will review the process for admission to the RN, PN and LPN to RN programs.  The Nursing Assistant courses will also be reviewed.  We discuss the importance of the First Five classes for the AAS degree, Kaplan pre-admission testing and the Criminal Background check needed for entrance to the program and for clinical placement.  Lastly we will cover a “typical schedule” for students in one of our nursing programs and expectations of the faculty for successful student progression through to graduation and licensure.


Breakout Germanna
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SP1 Room 213

Breakout is a game where individuals will have 45 minutes to complete a series of challenges that will require the use of technology, reveal clues, and unlock mysteries to win the game. Teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting along with mobile device will motivate participants to meet the challenge that will ignite their natural drive to problem-solve. Mobile devices are encouraged.


Getting Good Grades With Google
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SP1 Room 217

This is a workshop for all levels of technology experience. You will learn how to access and use many of the tools that are provided to you through the G Suite. Join us to learn how Google can help you complete your assignments with ease.


Group Advising Sessions

SP1 Room 211

  • Business Programs: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

SP1 Room 217

  • Information Technology: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Reverse Advising: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • How do I know which GCC classes to take for my university degree?

SP2

Career & Transfer Center Overview
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SP2 Room 131

Join the Career & Transfer Center staff for an information packed hour to include: navigating the C&T website tools, career exploration, steps to transferring, guaranteed admissions agreements, internships, and more. This session has something for every student, whether you are planning to transfer, seeking career guidance, or wanting to explore with an internship.


Help… Financial Aid
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SP2 Room 133

Help…I need money for school… FAFSA to the rescue
Help…I lost my financial aid… Don’t get zapped by SAP
Help…I am not eligible for grant funding…  Work-study, Scholarship and Loan Opportunities
Help…I do not know how to do the FAFSA… Common mistakes and questions to consider when completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

New and returning students should attend to learn how to get help paying for college and how to keep your financial aid.  Learn the rules regarding eligibility, limitations of financial aid, sources of aid beyond the federal government and some tips on completing the FAFSA.


Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opioid Addict
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
SP2 Room 134

The Fredericksburg Counseling Department will be showing the film released by the FBI and DEA, Chasing the Dragon, in an effort to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse. This documentary is aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction. The Counseling Department will facilitate a conversation following the film.


Group Advising Sessions

SP2 Room 131

  • General Studies: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • General Studies: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Advising Q & A: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SP2 Room 133

  • Science Programs: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

SP3

Circuits Workshop
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
SP3 Room 123

Learn how to prototype an electric circuit with an expert electrical engineer.  Also learn how to make electrical measurements with a digital multi-meter.  The workshop costs $20.  You get to take home the multi-meter, and all the prototyping supplies used during the workshop.  Limited seating.  Participants must pre-register and pre-pay.  Contact Alexander Anderson ada2685@email.vccs.edu to register.


Man in a Box
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
SP3 Room 203

Healthy relationships are everyone’s concern. In this one hour interactive workshop, learn the importance of how individual behaviors influence the dynamic of personal, familial, and romantic relationships and how early recognition and intervention can prevent the dangers of dating and domestic violence.


Drone Workshop
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SP3 Room 123

Germanna’s Drone team, a division of Germanna’s Applied Engineering Club, will discuss the design, and build of their new racing drone and all the problems they encountered along the way.  Some participates will get to fly the drone in the courtyard, weather permitting.


Combating the Use of Technology in Stalking
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SP3 Room 203

Cyber stalking is a real threat. Learn how you can protect yourself from cell phone and computer hacking, stalking through social media, and other various forms of technological advances in this hour long presentation. Topics include blocking unwanted access to cell phones and laptops, safely utilizing social networking, and recognizing threats before disaster strikes.


Deconstruction Night
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
SP3 Room 123

Come and Learn How Things Work by Taking Them Apart

“Deconstruction Night” is an event that engages participants of ALL ages in activities that spark interest in science, engineering, and technology.

Participants should only bring their desire to tear things apart: favorite gadgets, computers, cell phones, microwaves, printers, radios, CD and DVD players, motors, pumps, electrical switches/relays, etc. The “deconstructed” pieces can be taken home or we will haul them away. Please bring your own screwdrivers and/or wrenches if you do not want to use the ones provided. We will provide a classroom/lab environment, music, and refreshments to make the evening a party that cannot be missed.

Although the activity is appropriate for all age levels and knowledge, to ensure the safety of all participants, individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult responsible for his/her behavior and safety during this event. An  Assumption of the Risk Form  must be completed by all non-Germanna participants. Please hand in the completed form before you enter the venue. Forms will be available at the venue.

For more information contact Mirela Fetea at mfetea@germanna.edu or (540) 834- 1916.

We appreciate your donation of any electric or electronic device that you may want to get rid of (broken or in working condition, obsolete or not), no longer used by you or your family, that our participants could take apart. We are interested in objects light enough to be easily carried around and are not larger in size than a classroom table.

Locust Grove Campus

Check out the Student Success Day events specific to the Locust Grove Campus.

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OR1

Career & Transfer Center Overview
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
OR1 Room 506

Join the Career & Transfer Center staff for an information packed hour to include: navigating the C&T website tools, career exploration, steps to transferring, guaranteed admissions agreements, internships, and more. This session has something for every student, whether you are planning to transfer, seeking career guidance, or wanting to explore with an internship.


Help…Financial Aid
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
OR1 Room 507

Help…I need money for school… FAFSA to the rescue
Help…I lost my financial aid… Don’t get zapped by SAP
Help…I am not eligible for grant funding…  Work-study, Scholarship and Loan Opportunities
Help…I do not know how to do the FAFSA… Common mistakes and questions to consider when completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

New and returning students should attend to learn how to get help paying for college and how to keep your financial aid.  Learn the rules regarding eligibility, limitations of financial aid, sources of aid beyond the federal government and some tips on completing the FAFSA.


Man in a Box
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
OR1 Room 100

Healthy relationships are everyone’s concern. In this one hour interactive workshop, learn the importance of how individual behaviors influence the dynamic of personal, familial, and romantic relationships and how early recognition and intervention can prevent the dangers of dating and domestic violence.


Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opioid Addict
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.,
OR1 Room 202

The Locust Grove Counseling Department will be showing the film released by the FBI and DEA, Chasing the Dragon, in an effort to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse. This documentary is aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction. The Counseling Department will facilitate a conversation following the film.


Play the Detective: Identify the Pathophysiology
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
OR1 Room 302

Explore complex nursing case studies and see if you have what it takes to determine the underlying pathophysiology.


Combating the Use of Technology in Stalking
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
OR1 Room 100

Cyber stalking is a real threat. Learn how you can protect yourself from cell phone and computer hacking, stalking through social media, and other various forms of technological advances in this hour long presentation. Topics include blocking unwanted access to cell phones and laptops, safely utilizing social networking, and recognizing threats before disaster strikes.


Group Advising Sessions

Room 506

  • General Studies: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • General Studies: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Advising Q & A: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Room 507

  • Science Programs: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Automotive Technology Center

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9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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The GCC Automotive Center will be performing a free automotive check up to give you an idea of your vehicle’s mechanical health. If you would like to have an oil change as well please provide an oil filter and oil according to the recommendations in your vehicle’s owners manual. The Automotive Center is located at 42 Black Jack Road, Stafford VA 22405.

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Register for 15 credits and win a t-shirt. Stop by the 15 to Finish table to learn how taking 15 credits each semester can help you earn your Associate Degree in 2 years.


General Education Testing

May 2018 Grads: Show what you’ve learned during your Associate degree program by participating in a General Education testing session. Participating in General Education testing is an expectation for all those graduating with an Associate degree from Germanna. Check your student email for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions

When is Student Success Day?

Student Success Day 2018 is Tuesday, April 17.

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 a focus on advising and registration assistance for Summer and Fall 2018 courses. Group advising sessions along with co-curricular workshops and seminars are also scheduled throughout the day.

College Services will be open until 7:00 p.m. at FAC and LGC on Success Day.

What are the Auto Check-ups?

Sign up for free auto check-ups

Germanna’s automotive program is offering free automotive check-ups. Check here to sign up Check-ups are available at the GCC Auto Center in Stafford, VA from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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What is the Purpose of Student Success Day?

Student Success Day will have a focus on advising and registration assistance for Summer and Fall 2018 courses. Various co-circular workshops and seminars will be available to help increase student engagement and success. The single day, all day, simultaneous multi campus format is being used to support the need to complete assessment testing without reducing instruction time.

Am I required to attend?

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

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 Tuesday, 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.

Who should I contact for more information about Student Success Day 2018?

If your questions were not answered above, please email: studentsuccess@germanna.edu

See you on April 17