The Cougar Days orientation offers helpful information about courses, programs and services available to students at each CBC site. Cougar Days also allows students to meet advisers, faculty and other CBC staff that are there to help them succeed. After attending Cougar Days, a student will leave with the tools, knowledge and support they need in order to have a successful school year.
Parents are encouraged to attend Cougar Days to be able to talk with faculty, financial aid advisers, student development specialists and business office staff to ensure that their student is prepared for college.
Registration for Cougar Days 2013 is available online at www.coastalbend.edu/cougardays and is completely free to all attendees. Students are allowed to bring a guest, and a free lunch will be provided. Students who register for Cougar Days online also will receive a free Cougar Days T-shirt sponsored by the CBC Alumni & Friends Association.
• Alice (July 23): deadline for registration is July 19.
•Beeville (July 25): deadline for registration is July 22.
• Kingsville (July 30): deadline for registration is July 26.
• Pleasanton (Aug. 1): deadline for registration is July 26.
To be eligible to register for fall 2013 classes on Cougar Days, students must bring:
1. Proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination;
2. Social Security Number;
3. THEA, Compass or Accuplacer scores or evidence of exemptions (ACT, SAT, TAKS, etc.);
4. Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended before entering CBC (high school or college);
5. License plate number for obtaining parking permit; and
6. TDCJ ID, if you are employed at the McConnell or Garza units and reside in Bee County.
Cougar Days at all campuses begins with registration at 8 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. All students are required to attend a Coastal Bend College orientation. If you cannot attend one of the Cougar Days orientations, visit the Student Development Office at any CBC site to learn about upcoming orientation dates in August and September. For more information about Cougar Days, visit your nearest CBC location or call:
· Beeville students: Sandra Walsh, (361) 354-2266
· Alice students: Dee Berthold, (361) 664-2981, ext. 3025
· Kingsville students: Amanda Barrera, (361) 592-1615, ext. 4077
· Pleasanton students: Katie Sherman, (830) 569-4222, ext. 1203
Contact CBC for more information about the programs and courses offered by calling 1-866-722-2838, ext. 2266. Or you can visit them on the web at www.coastalbend.edu. You can also find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/coastalbendcollege and Twitter at www.twitter.com/cbcfuture.