Bitterroot College to Start Spring Semester, Orientation This Weekend
Students at Bitterroot College of the University of Montana in Hamilton will begin spring semester classes Monday.
NBC Montana reports the college was busy registering students on Friday. About 200 students will be taking classes.
New students will be attending an orientation session Saturday.
The college is gearing needs to both traditional and nontraditional students, but the average age is 28.
"Typically they've been out of high school for some time," said director of workforce programs at the college Roch Turner. "A lot of them are parents. They're married. They have jobs. The services they need differ from a traditional freshman who has just recently graduated high school."
The orientation is set up to answer questions about college life and to make students more comfortable in school.
There will be nine booths manned with experts in a variety of fields.
One will be to help military veterans, one to answer questions about health care. Another will offer advice on obtaining a commercial drivers license, and WIC will have a booth to help parents with child care questions.