What is a Welcome Letter?

  • Helps students unfamiliar with the distance education environment understand course expectations.
  • Tells students how and where to login.
  • Lets students know where to go for technical help and support.
  • Establishes rapport and promotes regular effective contact with the students early on.
  • Assigns a Check-In Assignment. Faculty will design a course check-in assignment (see description below). The check-in assignment will be administered before or in the face to face orientation.
  • Is emailed to enrolled students via GCC email. Students are responsible to retrieve and read the Welcome Letter sent to their GCC email 2 days before the semester begins.