New Student Orientation familiarizes and acquaints students with important school policies, expectations, and the range of services and programs available. It is an opportunity to establish expectations, set the tone, and to get to know students. When the students come to the first class, they are eager to know what will be taught in the course, what the instructor will be like, what will be required of them, and how they will be evaluated. In addition to providing detailed logistical information, begin the term by getting students involved. By planning a focused and dynamic ¬orientation, teachers will give students a better sense of the course overall.