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New Students: Your guide to Fall 2016 at Seminole State

Fall classes at Seminole State are underway. Check out this guide to get off to a great start this fall.

Welcome to Seminole State! As a new student, you may be wondering about services we offer and where to find information. Here's a guide to help you get going this fall.

Apply and Register
OK, so you've already applied and been accepted to Seminole State, but maybe you haven't registered for all of your classes yet. There's still time to register for Fall Term. You can register for a class through the add/drop period or until the class meets for the first time, whichever comes first. Hint: If the class you want is full in A Session, see if it's available in the 12-Week (12W) or B Session and register for it while you can. The 12W Session begins Sept. 12.

Blue & Gold Card
The Blue & Gold Card is Seminole State's student ID. It not only serves as identification but also provides access to services on campus. You need your Blue & Gold Card to purchase books, borrow library materials, receive a parking decal and more. You'll also have 24/7 access to your Blue & Gold Card account online. Visit Card Services on any campus to receive your card.

Bookstores
Seminole State's campus bookstores are now operated by Barnes & Noble College. Purchase textbooks, new Seminole State gear, school supplies and more. For your convenience, the campus bookstores will have extended hours during the first week of classes, or you can shop Seminole State's online bookstore. Check the bookstore website for more details.

Class Schedules and More
To view or print your class schedule, log in to MySeminoleState, the student portal, and click on Student Center. If you need access to MySeminoleState on the go, check out My.SeminoleState Mobile. This mobile-friendly site keeps select features of your Student Center at your fingertips. Grab your phone or tablet, and try it now at m.seminolestate.edu

Emergencies
All currently enrolled students are encouraged to get LifeLine Response Enterprise, Seminole State's free personal safety mobile app. With LifeLine, local authorities can be dispatched to help you during an emergency regardless of your location. To access emergency information online, Seminole State Alert is the go-to source in an immediate life-threatening or serious situation involving safety on any Seminole State campus. Students also should know the number to the College's Emergency Hotline: 407.708.2290. We suggest you add it to your contacts, so you'll have access to emergency information when you're not near a computer.

eServices
eServices assists students with several aspects of the academic experience, including admissions, advising and registration. With eServices, advising appointments are available via phone or Skype and can be scheduled through the eAdvising Calendar. In addition to advising, eServices offers eForms, which allows students to save time by submitting some forms electronically.

Fall Calendar
Review the Fall Term calendar, and pay attention to deadlines, holidays and other important dates.

Financial Aid
Get the latest information on tuition, fees, grants, loans and some scholarships. Visit the Financial Aid website to view important dates and deadlines, to learn about your financial aid refund options and to find answers to frequently asked questions. Don't forget to check your message center in MySeminoleState regularly. Important messages regarding your financial aid will be available there.

Interactive Campus Map
Check out Seminole State's new interactive campus map. The map utilizes the latest Web-based technology to provide a to-scale, fully interactive look at all four Seminole State campuses, including buildings, roadways, sidewalks, parking lots and landscaping features. Dining and ATM locations also are marked. If you still can’t find your class when you arrive, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Remember, other students may be looking for their classes, too. Faculty and staff will be happy to point the way.

Libraries
Library services are available at all four Seminole State campuses. Of course you can check out books, but Kindles and Nook eReaders also are available. Plus, you can access a wide range of electronic and print research materials to help you with your studies. Check the Library home page for hours.

Nature's Table Cafe
If you need a little brain food between classes, fuel up at Nature's Table Cafe, which has locations on each of the College's four campuses.

Parking
Students must have a permit to park on campus. Present your Blue & Gold Card and your license plate number at any Cashiers Office to obtain a free parking decal. Students must park in designated student parking lots, which are denoted with an "S" when you check "parking" under Map Features in the Interactive Campus Map. Student parking lots have white-lined parking spaces and are indicated by gray markings on the print version of the campus maps. Students who violate campus parking rules may be fined and/or have their cars towed, so make sure you're aware of the College's parking and traffic regulations.

Safety and Security
The safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is a top priority at Seminole State. The Safety and Security Department has offices on each campus, and officers are trained to assist in emergency situations on campus. Visit the Safety and Security website to learn about the LifeLine Response emergency app, which is free for currently enrolled students and for Semionle State faculty and staff. You can also visit the site to find emergency phone numbers, tips for staying safe on campus, campus security policies and other important safety information.

Student Copy & Print Center
Need to print an essay or copy handouts for a class presentation? There's a Copying and Printing Services location for students on the Altamonte Springs, Oviedo and Sanford/Lake Mary campuses. You can pay for copies and printing with your Blue & Gold Card.

Tobacco Free College
Seminole State became a tobacco free college in Fall 2013 as part of a wellness initiative that includes a proposed Wellness Center at the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. The use of all tobacco products is banned on all Seminole State sites. This includes parking lots and tobacco use in personal vehicles while on college property.

What's Happening
Make the most of your college experience by getting involved on campus. Check out our What's Happening Web page to view upcoming Student Life activities, planetarium shows, fine arts events, fitness classes and much more. Best of all, campus events and activities are free for currently enrolled students! 

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