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Columbia MD, 21044
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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

New students are encouraged and expected to attend New Student Orientation, and are invited to attend an orientation session specially tailored to the needs of their majors.  Chat with faculty in your academic division, meet new and experienced students, and learn about the resources that will INSPIRE your success at Howard Community College!

At New Student Orientation, you will learn about:

  • Important on campus resources
  • What to expect while pursuing your desired major/goal
  • Essential online services
  • Getting involved
  • Being a successful student

Registration for New Student Orientation is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome.

Click here to RSVP for the Evening session
Mon. January 23rd - 5:30 PM - 9 PM

Click here to RSVP for the Daytime session
Wed. January 25th - 8:30 AM - 12 PM

IMPORTANT!   You only need to attend one orientation session. Check-in and activities will begin promptly in RCF 400. Please arrive on time to your orientation session. Plan to arrive early to avoid long lines.

Online Orientation

If you must miss an in-person orientation session or just want to learn more, check out our online orientation — available all year-long!

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