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Orientation Programs

Orientation at CC is designed to introduce you to all aspects of campus life - inside and outside of the classroom. Regardless of if you are starting class at CC in the Fall or will be joining us in the Winter, Orientation is a required program for all new students.

Fall New Student Orientation 2021 (NSO) will take place on-campus and in accordance with CDC, federal, local, state, and campus COVID-19 guidelines/precautions. As of April 7, 2021, the college has announced our intentions to be in-person for Fall 2021 as long as local, state, and federal regulations allow. 

2021 Move-In Dates

  • Move-In Dates for New Students: August 18 & 19
    • Students participating in approved Early Arrival Programs such as the Bridge Program, Fall Athletics, and International Orientation will receive their arrival dates and information from those program administrators once confirmed.
    • No other early move-in dates can be accommodated. 
  • NSO Dates: August 20 - 28
  • First Day of Classes: August 30 
Winter Start Orientation 2022 (WSO) will begin on Sunday, Jan. 16 with move-in and run through Saturday, Jan. 22. The first day of classes for Block 5 is Monday, January 24. 

The Orientation required content sessions and optional session offerings are intended to give you opportunities to learn about campus resources and important aspects of college life in large groups as well as the opportunity to dive deeper into your own specific areas of interest and give you plenty of opportunities to make new friends. These sessions will be complemented by this year's Priddy Experience, which will offer opportunities to spend time with new classmates.

By the time Orientation has concluded, it is our goal you have:

  • Developed a better understanding of campus resources available to you and how to access these resources.
  • Learned about prominent issues on college campuses and engaged in dialogue with peers on these topics.
  • Met members of the faculty & staff.
  • Had the opportunity to get to know students in your Residence Halls, First Year Experience Course, and Priddy Trip Groups.
  • Started to feel at home on campus and excited for the semester ahead.

You can get a better idea for how we achieve these goals by reviewing the tentative NSO & WSO schedules; these schedules include a brief overview of both the student and family programs.

Family Orientation

Students are currently allowed two (2) guests on-campus with them for move-in. Guests must wear a mask while indoors and outdoors in large groups as well as submit proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of arrival to campus. WSO guest guidelines may change at any time based on updates to the college's Guest & Visitor Policy. 

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