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 2022 (NSO) 

  • Move-In for New Students: August 20
    • New Student move-in is on Saturday, August 20th from 8 am to noon. Students with extenuating circumstances may, however, request early arrival move-in, on Friday, August 19th from 2 pm to 6 pm. More details about how to register for limited early arrival move-in slots will be available soon. 
    • 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 - 27
    • The formal NSO program will begin on the afternoon of Saturday, August 20 and run through August 27.
  • First Day of Classes: August 29

Winter Start Orientation 2023 (WSO) dates are January 22 (move-in and guest programming) - January 28. The First day of Block 5 will be Monday, January 30, 2023. 

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

Parents, family, and guests of new students are invited to campus for move-in day. Programming for parent/family orientation will take place throughout the day and evening on Aug. 20, 2022. Click here for schedule details, and watch your email for registration information.

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