Adapts to Banner
summer orientation season is in full swing. Sessions were held last
week for commuter, non-traditional and transfer students. Incoming
freshmen and their parents began to arrive on campus this morning.
feature that has been added to freshman orientation within the last
year is a session that acquaints students with the notebook computer
and shows them how to access the NMU network. This is particularly
important with the advent of Banner.
students go into a computer lab, look up their user IDs and passwords,
and are shown how to access my.nmu.edu,” said Kim
Rotundo (Academic and
“Staff members from Micro Repair and the Help Desk walk them through
switch to Banner has required students to be more self-sufficient
and hands-on when registering for classes. In the past, students
relied on advisers and department secretaries to register them through
the old CICS system. Now students have this introductory computer
session and put it to use the following day when they meet with
their academic advisers and register for classes.”
three-day orientation program for new freshmen is scheduled over
five consecutive weeks.