FYE Workshop Series


Use this website to help you choose your workshops for the Fall Term. Six workshops total are required throughout the Fall Term.

Three of the Six Workshops are Selected for You

These workshops include:

  • Student Involvement Fair
  • Pre-registration Workshop
  • Department Reception

Three Workshops are up to you!

Use these workshop opportunities to try something new, learn about on-campus resources or to meet people with similar interests. There are many options, but talk to your FYM or faculty member if you have any specific questions.

Questions?

Reach out to your FYM or FYE Faculty member. They will be able to point you in the right direction!



Required Workshops

Make sure you add these important dates to your calendar!

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Student Involvement Fair

Browse through the 70+ student organizations and other opportunities on campus to get involved! Free giveaways are always included!

Thursday, September 20
12pm-2pm
Jefferson Plaza (rain location is Res/Rec)

Pre-registration Workshop

Learn all about how you will sign up for your Winter and Spring Term classes in this required workshop. Meet with advisors and ask those pressing questions about how you can maximize your time here at North Central College!  All workshops are 45 minutes and take place on 3rd Floor of Res/Rec.  All first year students are required to attend one of the sessions below.  Make sure you bring your student ID with you to get checked in.

    Week 2
    Monday, September 17th, 1:00pm or 2:00pm
    Tuesday, September 18th, Noon, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, or 4:00pm
    Wednesday, September 19th, 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, or 4:00pm
    Thursday, September 20th, 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, or 11:00am
    Friday, September 21st, 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, or 11:00am

Academic Department Reception

All majors, minors, and interdisciplinary departments will be represented in this one compact opportunity. Thinking about majoring in Music and minoring in Business? Want to learn about how you can add an LEV concentration? This required event will get your academic journey on the right path to success.

Thursday, October 18th
12pm-2pm
Res/Rec main floor



You Choose Workshops/Events

Choose at least one workshop/event from each category - College Success, Academic and Co-curricular Opportunities, Diversity and Cultural Awareness.



College Success


Week 2 Workshops/Events

  • BURST Workshop: Time Management - Tuesday, Sept. 18th,  1:00pm in LIB 11

  • BURST Workshop: Making it Stick - Wednesday, Sept. 19th,  1:20pm in LAC 5

  • Learning Strategies for Student Success in Science Classes - Wednesday, Sept 19, 4-5pm in Wentz Science Center Room 101

  • Biology Dept. Workshop: Writing a Successful Lab Report - Thursday, Sept. 20th, 1:00pm in WSC 015

  • Environmental Studies - Who we are and what we do, 12-2pm, in Wentz Science Center Ratio Hall

Week 3 Workshops/Events

  • BURST Workshop: Time Management - Monday, Sept. 24th, 9:20am in LAC 1

  • BURST Workshop (Writing Center): Getting Started: Note-taking, Brainstorming, and Writing Drafts - Tuesday, Sept. 25th, 2:00pm in LAC 17

  • Building Your Elevator Pitch: Tuesday, Sept. 25 1:00-1:30pm; BE 140

  • Student Loans: What to Know and How to Manage: Tuesday, Sept 25; 5-6pm; Smith Hall, Old Main

  • Biology Dept. Workshop: Writing a Successful Lab Report - Wednesday, Sept. 26th, 2:40pm in WSC 036

  • BURST Workshop: Learning Well, Not Just Sufficiently - Thursday, Sept. 27th, 12:00pm in LAC 16

Week 4 Workshops/Events

  • Interview Preparation-Tuesday, Oct 2nd; 1-1:30pm; BE 140

  • BURST Workshop (Writing Center): Persuading Readers: Making Arguments, Revising Prose - Tuesday, Oct. 2nd, 2:00pm in LAC 17

  • BURST Workshop (Writing Center): Writing for Exams: Preparing and Writing Timed Responses - Wednesday, October 3rd, 2:00pm in LAC 1

  • Learning Strategies for Student Success in Science Classes - Thursday, Oct 4, 12:30-1:30pm in Wentz Science Center Room 101

Week 5 Workshops/Events

  • BURST Workshop (Writing Center): Writing for Exams: Preparing and Writing Timed Responses - Tuesday, Oct. 9th, 2:00pm in LAC 17

  • BURST Workshop (Writing Center): Persuading Readers: Making Arguments, Revising Prose - Wednesday, Oct. 10th, 2:00pm in LAC 1

  • BURST Workshop: Kurzweil Software: An Audio Reader for Your Computer - Wednesday, Oct. 10th, 4:00pm in C 200

  • BURST Workshop: Time Management - Thursday, Oct. 11th, 2:00pm in LAC 5

Week 6 Workshops/Events

  • BURST Workshop (Writing Center): Research Papers: From Beginning Research to MLA Citations - Tuesday, Oct. 16th, 2:00pm in LAC 17

  • Internship Information Session--Tuesday, Oct 16; 1-1:30pm; BE 140

  • BURST Workshop: Test Evaluation - Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 1:20pm in LAC 5

  • BURST Workshop: Making it Stick - Thursday, Oct. 18th,  10:00am in LAC 1

Week 7 Workshops/Events

  • BURST Workshop (Writing Center): Getting Started: Note-taking, Brainstorming, and Writing Drafts -Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 2:00pm in LAC 17

  • Digital Tools Workshop - Wednesday, October 24; 11-11:45am in '97 Lab in Oesterle Library

  • BURST Workshop: Kurzweil Software: An Audio Reader for Your Computer - Thursday, Oct. 25th, 2:00pm in C 210

Week 8 Workshops/Events

  • BURST Workshop (Writing Center): Persuading Readers: Making Arguments, Revising Prose - Tuesday, Oct. 30th, 2:00pm in LAC 17
  • Preparing for the Workplace--Tuesday, Oct 30; 1-1:30pm; BE 140

  • BURST Workshop: Test Evaluation - Wednesday, Oct. 31st, 4:00pm in LAC 16

Week 9 Workshops/Events

  • BURST Workshop (Writing Center): Research Papers: From Beginning Research to MLA Citations - Tuesday, Nov. 6th, 2:00pm in LAC 17

  • BURST Workshop: Making it Stick - Wednesday, Nov. 7th, 12:00pm in LIB 11

  • BURST Workshop (Writing Center): Writing for Exams: Preparing and Writing Timed Responses - Wednesday, Nov. 7th, 2:00pm in LAC 1

  • BURST Workshop: Learning Well, Not Just Sufficiently - Thursday, Nov. 8th, 2:00pm in G 22

Week 10 Workshops/Events

  • Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry Seminar - Monday, Nov 12, 4-5pm in Wentz Science Center 101

  • BURST Workshop (Writing Center): Persuading Readers: Making Arguments, Revising Prose - Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 2:00pm in LAC 17

  • BURST Workshop: Test Evaluation - Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 12:00pm in LAC 16

  • BURST Workshop (Writing Center): Writing for Exams: Preparing and Writing Timed Responses - Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 2:00pm in LAC 1


Academic and Co-Curricular Opportunities


Week 1 Workshops/Events

  • Community Partner Fair--Thursday, September 13, 1-2pm in the Wentz Concert Hall
  • Sustainable Food: Campus Community Garden--Friday, Sept. 14; 4:30-5:30pm; Campus Community Garden (off of Chicago Avenue near Kaufman Dining Hall)

Week 2 Workshops/Events

  • Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry Seminar--Monday, Sept 17; 4-5pm; Wentz Science Center Room 101
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium Poster Session--Tuesday, Sept 18; 12-1:30pm; Wentz Concert Hall Lobby
  • Violent Intruder Presentation--Tuesday, Sept 18' 1:00pm; New Hall Multipurpose Room

Week 3 Workshops/Events

  • Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry Seminar - Monday, Sept. 24, 4-5pm in Wentz Science Center 101
  • QPR Training (Question, Persuade, Refer): Tuesday, Sept. 25; 12-2pm; 3rd Floor ResRec

  • Pre-Health Organization/FYE Seminar (for pre-health students): Tuesday, Sept 25; Repeated in three time slots - 8:15-9:00am; 9:30am-10:15am; 10:45am-11:30am in WSC 104 (all 3 time slots in same room)

  • Scavenger Hunt: Tuesday, Sept 25; 6:30-8:00pm; Dyson Wellness Center (start on the second floor of stadium)

  • Pre-Health Organization/FYE Seminar; Thursday, Sept 27; 4:00pm in WSC 104

Week 4 Workshops/Events

  • Be Central. Go Global! International Opportunities at NCC--Thursday, Oct 4; 12-1pm; Goldsphohn 22
  • Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry Seminar - Monday, Oct. 1, 4-5pm in Wentz Science Center 101
  • T-Shirt Decorating with Dyson Wellness Center and Peer Health Educators- Monday, Oct 1; 11-3pm; STAD 129
  • Meet the Artist- Reclaiming Me Art Exhibit- Thursday, Oct 4; 12:30-1:30pm; Meiley-Swallow Art Gallery

Week 5 Workshops/Events

  • Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry Seminar - Monday, Oct 8, 4-5pm in Wentz Science Center 101

  • Violent Intruder Presentations - Tuesday, October 9, 1pm in Old Main Smith Hall
  • Meet the Changemakers Speaker Series: Scott Boyer & Rick Guzman, Friday, Oct 12, 12:00pm in Old Main Smith Hall 

Week 6 Workshops/Events

  • TIP (Topics in Politics) Talks--"Get out the Vote!"--Monday, Oct 15; 6:30-7:30pm; Meiley Swallow Theatre
  • Be Central. Go Global! International Opportunities at NCC--Tuesday, Oct 16; 1-2pm; Goldsphohn 22
  • Reading by YA Author Janet McNally--Friday, Oct 19; 4-5pm; Koten Chapel, Kiekhofer Hall
  • Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry Seminar - Monday, Oct 15, 4-5pm in Wentz Science Center 101

Week 7 Workshops/Events

  • Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry Seminar - Monday, Oct 22, 4-5pm in Wentz Science Center 101
  • Annual Education Abroad Fair--Tuesday, Oct 23; 11-2pm; Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 2nd Floor
  • Meet the Changemakers: Esther Benjamin Friday, Oct 26th, 12:00pm in Old Main Smith Hall

Week 8 Workshops/Events

  • Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry Seminar - Monday, Oct 29, 4-5pm in Wentz Science Center 101

Week 9 Workshops/Events

  • Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry Seminar - Monday, Nov 5, 4-5pm in Wentz Science Center 101

  • Meet the Changemakers: Jimmy Lee, Friday, Nov 9; 12pm in Old Main Smith Hall

Week 10 Workshops/Events

  • Changemaker Challenge--Monday, Nov 12; 6:30pm; Meiley-Swallow Theatre
  • Violent Intruder Presentations - Thursday, November 15, 1pm in Old Main Smith Hall


Diversity and Cultural Awareness


Week 1 Workshops/Events

Week 2 Workshops/Events

  • 12:5 Worship Service--Tuesday, Sept 18 12:05-12:25pm; Koten Chapel

  • Multicultural Student Welcome--Wednesday, Sept 19; 5:00pm; Jefferson Lawn (New Hall Multipurpose Room rain location)

  • Cardinal Safe Zone Ally Workshop; Wednesday, Sept 19; 2-4pm; New Hall Multipurpose Room

Week 3 Workshops/Events

Week 4 Workshops/Events

  • 12:5 Worship Service--Tuesday, Oct 2 12:05-12:25pm; Koten Chapel
  • Analu Lopez, Talk: "Nahuatl: the Language of the Aztec Empire"--Tuesday, October 2; 7:00pm; Goldspohn Room 20
  • Dr. Kim Potowski, Talk: "Spanish Language in the US": Thursday, October 4; 12:30pm; Smith Hall, Old Main
  • Intersection--Saturday, Oct 6; 8:00am; Start at Jefferson Plaza

Week 5 Workshops/Events

  • Today's Inspired Latina Book Talk Event (Professor Jelena Sanchez): Monday, October 8; 7pm; Smith Hall, Old Main
  • Hispanic Heritage Celebration (Latinx Student Association and International Club): Saturday, October 13; 12:30pm; Wentz Fine Arts Center

Week 6 Workshops/Events

  • 12:5 Worship Service--Tuesday, Oct 16 12:05-12:25pm; Koten Chapel

Week 7 Workshops/Events

  • Q Commons Naperville: The Power of We--Thursday, Oct 25 7:00pm; Madden Theater

Week 8 Workshops/Events

  • Oxfam Hunger Banquet--Sunday, October 28, 6:00pm; Upper WAC
  • 12:5 Worship Service--Tuesday, Oct. 30 12:05-12:25pm; Koten Chapel
  • Dia De Los Muertos--Friday, Nov 2; 1215pm; Koten Chapel

Week 9 Workshops/Events

Week 10 Workshops/Events

  • 12:5 Worship Service--Tuesday, Nov. 13 12:05-12:25pm; Koten Chapel