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Important Dates .......................................................................2 Welcome ..................................................................................2 Disability Services ...................................................................3 Orientation Schedule ...............................................................4 Directions to Campus ..............................................................5 Arriving on Campus ................................................................6 Residence Hall Networking ....................................................7 Banking....................................................................................7 Cashier .....................................................................................7 Books .......................................................................................7 Calculators ...............................................................................7 Co-op .......................................................................................8 Food Service ............................................................................8 Health Insurance ......................................................................8 Class Schedules .......................................................................8 Tutoring ...................................................................................9 Vehicle Registration ................................................................9 Campus Safety .........................................................................9 I.D. Cards.................................................................................9 Computer Labs ........................................................................9 Math Placement Exam ..........................................................10 Area Resources ...................................................................... 11 Involvement Opportunities....................................................12 Computer Information ...........................................................13 Software Information ............................................................14 Phone Directory .....................................................................15 Notes ......................................................................................16

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A-Section Winter 2011 Deborah Stewart Director of Orientation and Special Programs Congratulations on your decision to attend Kettering University! We look forward to meeting you and helping you make the most of your college experience! COMPASS (Campus Orientation Meetings to Prepare for Academic and Social Success) is our mandatory orientation program developed by staff and student leaders. This program will help you become acclimated to your new surroundings! This is your opportunity for new beginnings, new friends and new experiences. Take advantage of everything Kettering University has to offer. We will support your educational endeavor in every way possible. For more information or answers to your questions, email orientation@kettering.edu or phone 1.800.955.4464 x9679.

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A-section New Students Move in Thursday, January 6, 6 pm-10 pm Friday, January 7, 8 am—10:30 am New Student Orientation Friday, January 7, 11 am—6 pm Classes Start Monday, January 10 Drop/Add January 10, 11 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (no classes) Monday, Jan. 17 (3 day weekend, Sat.-Mon.) No Food Service Saturday - Monday Undergraduate Student Mid-Term Grades Due February 21 Last Day For Course Withdrawal February 25 No Classes March 4 A-section Closing Saturday, March 26 Students must move-out by 5 p.m. Undergraduate Student Grades Due April 6

A-Section Summer 2011 Returning Students Move in Saturday or Sunday, July 9 & 10, 10 am—10 pm Classes Start Monday, July 11 Drop/Add Monday & Tuesday, July 11, 12 Undergraduate Mid Term Grades Due August 22 Last Day For Course Withdrawal August 26 Labor Day Holiday (no classes) September 2-5 (No Food Service) A-Section Closing September 24 Students must move out by 5 pm


It is the policy of Kettering University to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and state and local requirements regarding students, employees and applicants with disabilities. Under these laws, no qualified individual with a disability shall be denied access to or participation in services, programs and activities at Kettering University. In carrying out Kettering's policy regarding students, employees, and applicants with disabilities, we recognize that disabilities include mobility, sensory, health, psychological and learning disabilities, and we will make efforts to provide accommodations for these disabilities. Services and accommodations are available to all students who meet criteria requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Any Kettering University student who has been diagnosed with a physical, health, psychological or learning disability or suspects that he or she may have one, should contact the Zelpha McKinnon Wellness Center, which will be responsible for gathering the appropriate documentation to support the claim of disability, and for making an assessment of student's needs on a case by case basis. The Wellness Center will then make recommendations for the appropriate services and accommodations necessary to meet the legal requirements set forth by the ADA. These recommendations will be provided to staff and faculty who may be responsible for providing the recommended services and/or accommodations. Students in the admission process should contact the Wellness Center to discuss the appropriate documentation needed to verify a disability and the type of services, accommodations and/or adaptive equipment that may be needed. Please note: The process for identifying and acquiring special equipment, interpreters and professional note takers is often lengthy. Therefore, we recommend you contact the Wellness Center at least two terms prior to your expected admission date, if possible. The Zelpha McKinnon Wellness Center is located on the first floor of the Campus Center, (810) 762-9650, Director Deborah Williams-Roberts. Wellness Center Notes! *Health insurance is a requirement for all Kettering University students. (See page 9) **You must return your completed medical history form before the first day of classes.

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When arriving on campus, proceed to the Parking Lot behind the Recreation Center and Thompson Hall. Leave your belongings in the car and walk to the front of Thompson Hall, 2nd level to pick up your room assignment and keys.

Thursday, January 6 6 pm-10 pm

Move in to Thompson Hall

Friday, January 7 7:30-9 am

8-10:30 am 11 am—Noon Noon-1 pm 1-2 pm 2-2:30 pm 2:30 pm 3 pm 4 pm 5 pm

Breakfast in the Sunset Room on your own (bring your meal ticket) Move in to Thompson Hall Transfer Student Meeting, Women’s Resource Center Lunch, Sunset Room Student Success, Women’s Resource Center I.D. Pictures, 2-340 AB Computer Info Session, 3-333 AB Find your Classes For Thompson Hall Residents Only, Women’s Resource Center Dinner Off Campus, Meet in the Great Court

Sunset Room, 2nd floor of the Campus Center Great Court, 2nd floor of the Campus Center Women’s Resource Center, 3rd floor of the Campus Center 2-340, 2nd floor of the Academic Building 3-333, 3rd floor of the Academic Building

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Please note: Third Avenue has recently been changed to University Avenue. When using GPS units and some mapping tools please be aware that they may not recognize University Avenue. -- print this page for easy reference or use Google Maps to find us.

Approaching Flint from North or South Exit I-75/US-23 onto I-69 East and follow directions from the East. Highway I-69 East Exit I-69 onto Hammerberg Road (exit 135). Turn Left (North) onto Hammerberg Road. Merge into the right lane. Go straight through the first traffic light, and then merge right onto Miller Road. Continue straight (North) at first light which will turn into Fox Street. Continue straight (North) at second light which will turn into Chevrolet Avenue. Turn left at the first drive and park behind the residence hall. Highway I-69 West Exit I-69 onto Hammerberg Road (exit 135). Turn Right (North) onto Hammerberg Road staying in the right lane. Just before the next traffic light merge right onto Miller Road. Continue straight (North) at first light which will turn into Fox Street. 6 Continue straight (North) at second light which will turn into Chevrolet Avenue. Turn right into the Recreation Center entrance and park behind the residence hall.


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Residence Hall Networking Our Residence Hall has a fully functional network. Each room is equipped with a connection for voice (phone), video (cable TV), and data (internet access). All students living in the Residence Hall will need to provide their own phone. Those wishing to access the computer network will need to have Ethernet cards in their computers with an RJ45 jack or "TP" designation. Cable TV is provided for those with TV's and a standard type F coaxial cable. When dialing from Thompson Hall you must dial 6 to get an outside line. To dial an oncampus telephone number, just dial the last four numbers. You must use a phone card with an 800 area code for long-distance calling.

Banking A 24-hour ATM machine located in the Campus Center is directly affiliated with Chase Bank, and nationally with Cirrus, Plus, Magic Line, and Network 1.

Cashier There is a Cashier's Office on campus. During operating hours the Cashier will: - cash personal checks ($150 or less) - collect payments for fines or miscellaneous charges to - reimburse petty cash requests ($200 or less)

Books You are expected to purchase books for all of your classes at an approximate cost of $150-$450 per term. The bookstore offers all you need, including used books. Talk to upperclassmen. You can often save large amounts by buying used books from them. It is recommended by the bookstore that you go to your first class and let the professor confirm what books will be needed before you purchase them.

Calculators A TI 84 or above is recommended.

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Co-op Whether you have already secured co-op employment or are actively searching for a position, make an appointment to visit your co-op manager during your first week on campus!

Sodexo Campus Food Service Your food-service contract includes 15 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) Monday through Friday; brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday in the Sunrise Dining Room and a $50 added bonus to use in the Sunset Retail Dining Lounge. There is no food service during long holiday weekends. You can make arrangements with Sodexo for food during closed periods at an additional cost.

Health Insurance The University requires all enrolled students to submit proof of health insurance through a third party, The Maksin Group, which verifies coverage through their online system. Students must go to www.Maksin.com/KetteringU.aspx to fill out the waiver form. Students who fail to provide proof of health insurance through the waiver process will automatically be enrolled in Maksin Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan, at a cost of $442.50 for coverage from January 1, 2011 through June 30,2011. The waiver period begins Wednesday, December 1, 2010 through Monday, January 31, 2011. Note: The waiver process is required twice a year, every January - June, 6 month premiums. Maksin’s Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan provides health insurance coverage for college students at a highly competitive cost. Students may also purchase dependent coverage through the group. Students and their parents may contact Maksin through their web site www.Maksin.com/KetteringU.aspx. or toll-free at (877) 775-5430. Kettering’s Wellness Center staff will also answer questions about the new verification procedure.

Schedules Class schedules for first-time students are prepared for you by Academic Services following the math placement test exam results. If you have a problem with your schedule, contact the Registrar’s office. Registration for following terms will be completed by the student after academic advisement. Information on the process will be provided to you around the middle of your first term.

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Tutoring is available! Student Academic Resource Center Don’t wait until it is too late! Tutoring is available in the Student Academic Resource Center in 3-342 in the Academic building. The center is staffed by Kettering’s top students and open about 60 hours a week.

Residence Hall Tutors There are tutors available in the residence hall on the first floor. Check with your RA for contact information.

Vehicle Registration All vehicles must be registered at Campus Safety for parking and operation on campus.

Campus Safety Campus Safety is a service organization which exists for the protection of the campus community. Safety Officers are on duty around the clock. Services provided are: locking and unlocking campus buildings; jump starting vehicles with dead batteries; responding to campus emergencies; foot and motor patrol; and enforcing parking regulations. An escort service is also provided by Campus Safety by calling 762.9501 or stopping by the Campus Safety Desk in the Campus Center.

I.D. Cards All students are required to have a picture I.D. that is validated each year by Student Accounts. The I.D. card is necessary for entering the residence hall, recreation center and academic buildings after 5:30 pm, checking out items from the library, obtaining dining services and cashing personal checks. Replacement of a lost I.D. card is $20. Pictures will be taken during orientation.

Computer Labs There are computer labs in the Academic Building and on the 3rd and 4th floors of the residence hall. Most are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Math Placement Exam The Mathematics Placement (MP) Examination is for new freshmen and transfer students entering Kettering University. University policy states that all entering students who have not received transfer credit or Advanced Placement credit for the first calculus course, MATH-101, are required to take the MP Exam. We realize that students who take their AP Exams in the spring will not receive their exam score from the College Board until the end of June/early July. If you are planning to attend Kettering in July, we recommend you go ahead and take the MP Exam. Your AP Exam score will always take precedence over the MP Exam score. Our experience shows that a student’s score on the MP Exam is the most direct and effective indicator of the student’s math skills. The placement examination has one goal: to place the student in the course which best matches the student's degree major and mathematics skill level. NOTE 1: Access to the MP Exam will be activated for new students once they have paid their $300 enrollment deposit to Kettering University. NOTE 2: Your score on the MP Exam will not affect the status of your admission to Kettering University. The MP Examination is administered on-line, prior to the start of your 1st term at Kettering. The MP Exam may be taken at most, twice. If you neglect to take the MP Exam, and you do not have Calculus I credits, you’ll be placed into MATH-100 - College Mathematics (Pre-Calculus). Questions should be directed to the Math Department at nernst@kettering.edu. Sample Examination We are providing a sample examination which will give you an idea of the content and form of the questions contained in the Mathematics Placement Examination. Using the Internet to access Kettering University’s Blackboard system, and the user account provided to you by the Admissions office, you can take the Practice MP Exam. The practice exam is located in the lower right corner of the Blackboard screen under “My Kettering Organizations”. Calculator Usage A calculator may not be used while taking the Math Placement Examination. The primary focus of the MP Examination is to assess algebraic and trigonometric manipulative skills and not on calculator or computer proficiency. The examination is structured so that successful completion of the exam will reflect how well a student has retained his or her algebra and trigonometry knowledge and skills. Vist http://www.kettering.edu/registrar/math_placement_examination.jsp for more information and instructions.

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Hotels Courtyard by Marriot (810) 232-3500 *Holiday Inn (800)Holiday (810) 232-5300 AmericInn (810) 233-9000 *Wingate Inn (810) 694-9902 *Provides transportation from Bishop Airport to Kettering University

Shopping Genesee Valley Mall 3341 Linden Rd. (732-4000) Courtland Center 4190 Court St., Burton (744-0742) K-Mart 3083 Miller Road (238-2615) Meijer's G-4333 W. Pierson Road (732-3100) Target 3515 Miller Road (230-7310) Wal-Mart 4313 Corunna Road (733-5055)

Great Downtown Flint Restaurants Soylas Mexican Quisine 555 S. Saginaw St. (341-1000) Blackstone’s Pub & Grill 531 S. Saginaw St. (234-9011) Hoffman’s Deco Deli & Café 503 Garland St. (238.0074)

Barber Dale's Place

2668 W. Court Street (810) 235-1355

Hospitals McLaren Regional Medical Center Ballenger Highway/Beecher Road For an extensive list of places of worship, restaurants and things to do, visit the Student Life website and click on Area Resources. www.kettering.edu/student_affairs 12


HONOR SOCIETIES Alpha Pi Mu Delta Epsilon Chi Kappa Mu Epsilon Eta Kappa Nu Gamma Mu Iota Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers Professional Leadership Honor Society Order of Omega Phi Eta Sigma Pi Tau Sigma Rho Lambda Robot Society Sigma Alpha Chi Sigma Phi Iota Tau Beta Pi

FRATERNITIES Alpha Phi Alpha Beta Theta Pi Delta Chi Delta Tau Delta Kappa Alpha Psi Lambda Chi Alpha Theta Xi

Phi Delta Theta Phi Gamma Delta Pi Kappa Alpha Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Chi Sigma Nu

SORORITIES Alpha Kappa Alpha Alpha Phi

Delta Sigma Theta Alpha Sigma Alpha

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES American Marketing Association American Society of Mechanical Engineers American Institute of Electrical & Electronics American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers Institute of Industrial Engineers National Society of Black Engineers Society of Automotive Engineers Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Society of Manufacturing Engineers Society of Women Engineers Society of Physics Students (See complete list in student handbook) 13

STUDENT SENATE Finance Council Operations Council Academic Council Activities Council Athletic Council Campus Events Council Communications Council Publications Council

CLUBS Allies Aquaneers Asian American Association Basketball Black Unity Congress Cliffhangers (Rock Climbing) Dance Club Firebirds Car Club Gaming Golf Green Engineers Org. Hockey Club Indian Student Association International Club Karate Club Lacrosse Laser Tag Movie Outdoors Club Paintball Physics Club Off-Road Club Real Service Reflector (Yearbook) Soccer Club Technician Newspaper Trap & Skeet Club Technician Newspaper WKUF Radio Station

INTRAMURAL SPORTS Too Many to List! Visit http://www.kettering.edu/ recservices/intramurals.jsp


Recommended Minimum Desktop Processor: Intel Core2Duo E8400 or AMD Phenom II X3 720 Memory: 2 GB DDR2 6400 RAM Storage: 120 GB+ hard drive Video: AMD Radeon HD 4770 or nVidia GeForce 9800 GT Audio: Any integrated audio card Peripherals:

Andrew Sullivan Senior Mechanical Engineering Grand Blanc, MI Orientation Leader “The best piece of information I can give to an incoming freshman is to get involved early. The easiest way to do this is through the Residence Hall Association, RHA. RHA has four executive board positions for which elections are held. As president, I was able to be active in improving the residence hall as well as planning events for fellow freshmen. Also, there are two representatives from each living unit that attend these weekly meetings. These positions are voted within the unit. To whatever extent you want to get involved, RHA wants to hear what you have to say.�

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Dual-layer DVD multi-format optical writer 1 Gigabit Ethernet port, integrated or discrete Recommended Minimum Laptop Processor: Intel Core2Duo T5450 or AMD Turion X2 RM-74 Memory: 2 GB of RAM appropriate for the processor type Video: AMD Radeon Mobility 3200 or nVidia GeForce 8400 GS Peripherals: Dual-Layer DVD multi-format optical writer 10/100 ethernet port Built in wireless with support for 802.11b/g* Please Note: The above listed specifications are minimum specifications only. Kettering University does not promote one brand of PC over another; however, Dell does provide a discount price to Kettering University students.

Please Note: The above listed specifications are minimum specifications only. Kettering University does not promote one brand of PC over another; however Dell does provide a discount price to Kettering students. Visit the Information Technology web site and Student Resources for the Dell discount information.


Recommended Software Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP3/Vista Microsoft Office 2003/2007 Secure SSH Adobe Acrobat Reader Spyware blocker Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 8/Mozilla Firefox All computers accessing Kettering resources must have an antivirus application. This application must be kept updated at least daily as new viruses are being introduced into the Internet at an alarming rate. Please Note: Kettering University participates in the Microsoft Student Select program which offers discounted academic pricing on selected Microsoft software for enrolled students. Other software and hardware discounts are also available through the www.JourneyEd.com/Select site. You will be required to authenticate your enrollment at the time of purchase.

Matthew Hulka Senior Industrial Engineering Bay City, MI Orientation Leader “One of the best ways to network at Kettering is to get involved in school and student sponsored activities while understanding how to manage your time. Remember, school should come first. Prioritizing is a big help, along with knowing when and how to ask for help when you become overwhelmed. One thing I have learned from my friends is that they are always willing to help out if you ask. Upperclassmen are great resources. Get involved, but stay on track.�

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Please call us at 1-800-955-4464 and dial the four digit extension number to find answers to your questions or dial locally 762 and the four digit extension. Academic Services/Scheduling

9583

Admissions/Tuition Deposit

7865

Billing

9552

Camp COMPASS

9679

Campus Safety/Parking (non-emergency)

9501

Cooperative Education and Career Services

7865

Custodial Services/Maintenance Services

9750

Emergency Response from Thompson Hall

5555 or 911

Financial Aid

7859

Greek Life

9743

Housing/Residence Life

9503

Insurance

9650

Office of Multicultural Student Initiatives

9825

Orientation

9679

Parents’ Advisory Council

9871

Recreation Center

9732

Sodexo Food Service

9861

Student Accounts

9552

Student Activities

9871

Transfer Credits

9583

Wellness Center/ Health Forms

9650

Women Student Affairs

9540

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January Orientation Booklet  

Orientation Information for January 2011

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