New Student Orientation
Welcome to all new students!
Get Ready to Focus, Thrive and Create A Way Forward This Spring/Fall 2022!
New Student Orientation Day is designed as an experience for students to explore the opportunities ahead of them as they prepare to begin their education at Five Towns College. Students will be encouraged to Create A Way to a professional career, to academic achievement, to personal development, to peer connections, to lasting memories, and to a transformative and memorable experience.
During New Student Orientation, students will participate in a variety of workshops and activities, including:
- Academic Support Services such as advising, online resources, and tutoring;
- Student Support Services such as counseling, public safety, career services, and student activities; and
- Activities to build connections with their new peers.
- Continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided through the New Student Orientation program for students.
New Student Orientation is designed only for students. We look forward to getting to know you then. In the meanwhile, there are some preliminary New Student Orientation institutional compliance requirements that we hope you can tackle beforehand.
- Read and review the items below. Some of the top icons are interactive i.e. Enough is Enough/Title IX. The Notices in the accordion file below are reminders or acknowledgements of items you must do as well.
- Get a head start by completing the online student training course in Canvas; it will make the upcoming semester easier for you to understand and navigate. And, always check your FTC email for messages!
- Enjoy using the FTC APP to follow what’s happening on campus. Here are the links to download the FTC APP:
Part 1: Required Reading
Please review the items below and complete the required compliance form at the bottom of this page.
COMPUTER LABORATORY AND INTERNET POLICY STATEMENT
The internet is an electronic highway connecting thousands of computers all over the world and millions of individual subscribers. The key concept underlying the Internet is interconnectivity – which permits unparalleled access to an array of communication and information resources. The Computer Laboratory is the primary access point for this technology on the Five Towns College campus. The network may, however, be accessed at several other points on campus.
It is the policy of Five Towns College to provide access to the Computer Laboratory and the Internet to all qualified members of the College community in a manner that fosters academic freedom and recognizes the responsibilities of individual users. Individuals may become qualified by successfully completing a mandated curriculum or by demonstrating such skills as shall be required by the Systems Administrator.
With this technology at their disposal, the College recognizes that members of the community will also have access to material which may not be considered to be of educational value in the context of an academic setting. Although Five Towns College does not physically restrict access to such sites, use of the campus computer facilities must be undertaken responsibly. Remember, use of the College computer facilities is not considered “private.” Internet access is coordinated through a complex association of governmental agencies and regional state networks. In addition, the smooth operation of the network relies upon the proper conduct of the end users who must adhere to the following guidelines:
1. Acceptable Use
The purpose of the Internet is to support research and education in and among academic institutions in the United States, by providing access to unique resources and creating the opportunity for collaborative work. The use of your access and/or account must be in support of education and research, and consistent with the mission, goals, and objectives of Five Towns College. Accessing another organization’s network must comply and be consistent with their rules and regulations too. Transmission of any material in violation of any governmental regulation is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, racism or hate, and material protected by trade secret. Use of the Five Towns College network for commercial activity, or for product advertising or political lobbying is also prohibited.
2. Privileged Use
The use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in immediate cancellation of those privileges. In addition, future access may be denied. Each individual who receives access and/or an account is responsible for and usage associated with such account. Therefore, under no circumstances should your account password be shared with anyone. Five Towns College retains sole discretion to determine appropriate use of campus Internet facilities; its decision shall be final.
3. Network Etiquette
You are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Be polite. Do not get abusive in your messages to others.
- Use appropriate language. Do not swear, use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language. Illegal activities are strictly forbidden.
- Do not reveal your personal address or telephone number, nor may you reveal those of students or colleagues.
- Electronic mail (e-mail) is not private. The College has access to all mail you send or receive, and may review it from time to time. Users have no expectation of privacy.
- Do not use the network in a way that would disrupt the use of same by others.
- Any illegal hacking or other activity which fosters the spread of computer viruses will subject you to expulsion from the college and further legal action.
Five Towns College makes no warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, for the Internet service it provides. The college will not be responsible for any losses you suffer. Five Towns College specifically denies responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information received through this service.
Security on any computer system is a high priority, especially when the system involves many users. If you become aware of any security breach or weakness on the network or internet, you agree to notify the System Administrator immediately. In addition, you agree not to demonstrate the breach or weakness to others. You agree to be responsible for the actions of those to whom you do demonstrate such breach or weakness. Attempts to log on as a system administrator will result in cancellation of your privileges and may subject you to further disciplinary action, including expulsion. In no event shall Five Towns College be liable for any indirect, special or consequential damages or lost profits arising out of your use of the network, nor shall it be liable for the accuracy or correctness of the data or information contained on any electronic device or medium.
Vandalism includes, but is not limited to, facilitating computer viruses; hacking; impersonating a system administrator; attempting to harm, destroy, or interfere with data, the proper functioning of the system, or the Internet; and physically damaging any computer or peripheral piece of equipment. Such conduct shall result in cancellation of privileges and may result in expulsion from the College. In addition, such conduct may subject the offender to criminal prosecution.
The manner in which you conduct yourself, whether in person of electronically over the internet, is a reflection upon you and upon Five Towns College. As such, you are expected to conduct yourself in a manner consistent with your affiliation with the College. Any conduct which casts the College in a bad light, or which demeans the integrity of the College, its students, faculty or staff, or which subjects it to public criticism is strictly prohibited. Violation of any of these guidelines is grounds for disciplinary actions.
Online Education Division
Acknowledgement of Requirement to Complete
Prior to the start of the semester, all new students should complete the Canvas Training course.
Please confirm that you understand this requirement and will comply by acknowledging this in the Orientation form submit.
Immunization Compliance & Reminder For Students
- NYS Public Health Law (PHL) 2165 requires that all students born after 12/31/56 must submit proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR).
- Further, NYS Public Health Law (PHL) 2167 requires that all students must complete and submit the Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination Response Form. This is available on the FTC website here: Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination Response Form
- All residential students must have the Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine to live on campus.
- If a student is not in compliance with NYS law regarding the required Immunizations within 30 days of the start of the school term, they will be barred from attending classes. Thus, pursuant to NYS PHL, all students acknowledge receiving notice of NYS PHL 2165, 2167 as stated in the Five Towns College Catalog and will submit proof of these required immunizations prior to the start of classes.
Immunization Records Upload Form
A Warm Welcome from the Career Services Center
Welcome to Five Towns College! The professionals in the Career Services Center are here to help you!
Students should be aware and explore their career and professional objectives right from the start. Please add contacting us to your “To Do” list and set up an appointment as soon as you can.
You can contact us in the following ways:
- Stop by our office located in Room 108A
- Call 631-656-2163
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Set up a Zoom
The Career Services Center is happy to assist with the following:
- Conversations about career paths
- Resume & Cover letter development
- Mock interviews and guidance
- Internship and Job Search Techniques
- Virtual interviews with employers
- Federal Work Study Program
We look forward to meeting you!
By completing and signing the form below, I am indicating that I have read and I acknowledge the contents of each item in Part 1: Required Reading of the New Student Orientation.