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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. While we work to finalize our fall arrival and testing procedure, which should be announced in late May, we are sharing the following dates and information for your planning purposes:

  • Tentative 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.
  • Tentative NSO Dates: August 20 - 28
  • First Day of Classes: August 30 

Winter Start Orientation (WSO) exact dates will be announced at a later date but WSO is expected to begin between Jan 14 - 18. 

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

As the 2021 Fall Campus Visitor Guidelines have not yet been confirmed, we are not yet able to share anticipated dates or format for Family Programming at this time. Thank you for your patience!

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