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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 2020 (NSO) will take place on-campus and in accordance with CDC, federal, local, state, and campus COVID-19 guidelines/precautions. Move-in will take place over an extended 5 day period (August 13 - 17) to allow for social distancing; formal programming will begin on August 17 and run through the beginning of classes on Monday, August 24.

    Winter Start Orientation (WSO) will take place Jan. 26 - 30, with move-in for domestic students on Monday, Jan. 25; international students, or students arriving from international locations, should arrive on Jan. 19 for testing and participation in International Student Orientation.

    The Orientation required content sessions and Choose Your Own Adventure 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

    Due to space capacity and in an effort to limit the number of guests on campus, students are allowed only 1 guest to accompany them to campus for move-in for both NSO & WSO; family and parent programming will primarily be offered online via virtual sessions.

    Last updated: 12/17/2020