After Admission into the college, students should schedule any necessary placement testing before orientation if possible. A New Student Orientation program is a comprehensive, one-day program intended for incoming freshmen, transfer and readmitted students, as well as parents and/or guardians.  All new students are expected to attend Orientation, a vital first step into collegiate life.

During Orientation, each incoming student will consult with an academic advisor, schedule and register for classes, activate his or her student Unified College Account (UCA) email account and secure a photo ID card. Orientation attendees will become familiar with the entire campus and all of its services, from residence halls to financial aid. New students and parents will learn about the institution’s important calendars, offices, policies and procedures and will also meet current students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Orientation programs occur prior to each academic semester. Each newly admitted student will automatically receive an Orientation reservation by mail, which will offer instruction on how to RSVP for the appropriate program.

For more information, please visit the Orientation website by selecting “Orientation” from the “Admissions Checklist” link on the homepage or call (304) 367-4907 or (800) 641-5678.