IET Orients Incoming Students at Summer Advising, Fall Welcome Presentations

This summer, for the fourth consecutive year, several Information and Educational Technology (IET) units worked together to provide incoming undergraduate students with the computing information they'll need during their time at UC Davis. Summer Advising, an annual summer orientation program for nearly all incoming students and their parents (approximately 5000 freshmen and transfers), ran from June 26th through August 16th. While at Summer Advising, these students set up their computing accounts, received a series of handouts, and listened to a brief presentation on key UC Davis student computing information. The brief presentation covered a number of student computing topics. These included getting a computer (the Computer Ownership Expectation), getting online (the campus computer rooms, ResNet, and Bovine Online), the benefits of a campus computing account (email, MyUCDavis, and MyPhone), campus computer security, and IET student job opportunities. Following Summer Advising, IET geared up for several other campus events, including the Fall Quarter graduate student and teaching assistant orientations, Fall Welcome, and Campus Preview Day.