New students are strongly encouraged to attend the New Student Orientation, which is offered every semester the Saturday right before classes begin. Topics covered include an overview of the College programs, offices, and services, policies and procedures, important deadlines, transfer opportunities, and other available services, including tutoring; a series of workshops (Learning How to Learn, Habits of Successful Students, College Reading and Writing, and Balancing School and Life Demands) are offered as well.

There are also opportunities to interact with faculty members, staff, administrators, and current students.

If you are not a new student but wish to attend, you are still welcome; just ask your advisor to register.

We’d love to see you at the New Student Orientation, but there is an opportunity to make it up if missed. Since our New Student Orientation has the format of a non-credit course, and you’re officially registered for it, the course is available from our Learning Management System (Canvas)for you to complete. Our knowledgeable IT Assistants will be able to help you with the initial set-up; look for the New Student Orientation class in your Canvas.

Additionally, the link on this page will take you to a PowerPoint summary of the general content discussed in the New Student Orientation.