This is a fully editable PowerPoint that you can customize for use in student orientations, to set expectations for your program and to inform student's schedule and policies. You can also use it to show pictures of your instructors and staff, and provide other information about parking, holidays, and so on.
Why is this useful? In my English as an Additional Language program, we do monthly intakes. Because teachers had students constantly entering class, they found it was impossible to orientate them and still meet their teaching goals. This resulted in many problems regarding lateness, absenteeism, and misunderstanding of other school policies and procedures. Because of this, I suggested doing monthly orientations for new students in order to orientate them to the policies of the program and school, and I built this PowerPoint to provide a visual guide.
Since starting the monthly orientation in 2012, there have been many benefits. The most tangible are a dramatic decline in unexcused absenteeism and lateness, we've found that students are more respectful towards each other, and we've found that new students find it easier to adapt to the program because they get to meet other new students, and know they are not alone.
Give it a try. Even if you work with adults - as I do - you'll probably find that it is beneficial.
As always, feedback is appreciated!