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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

Click here to RSVP for the Health Sciences orientation
Tue. July 11th - 8:30 AM - 12 PM

Click here to RSVP for the Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics/Business and Computer Systems orientation
Tue. July 11th - 2:30 PM - 6 PM

Click here to RSVP for the English and World Languages/Arts and Humanities/Social Science and Teacher Education orientation
Wed. July 12th - 8:30 AM - 12 PM

Click here to RSVP for the General Studies//Undecided orientation
Wed. July 12th - 2:30 PM - 6 PM

Check-in and activities for these sessions will begin promptly in RCF 400.

Can't make the session assigned to your major? Attend one of the following general sessions in August:

Click here to RSVP for the General Evening Orientation
Mon. August 21st - 5:30 PM - 9 PM

Click here to RSVP for the General Daytime Orientation
Wed. August 23rd - 8:30 AM - 12 PM

Check-in and activities for these sessions will begin promptly in the Smith Theatre.

IMPORTANT!   You only need to attend one orientation session. 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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