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Columbia MD, 21044
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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

New students are strongly encouraged to attend New Student Orientation. Of the new students who attend orientation, over 80 percent return the following spring, compared to 60 percent of those who do not attend an orientation. During each NSO event, a simultaneous parent & family orientation will occur. To register, please have your student indicate the total number of attendees when they sign-up for NSO below.  

Learn how to be successful academically, meet new and experienced students, and learn about the resources that will INSPIRE your success at Howard Community College!

Spring 2023 New Student Orientation 

  • Monday, January 23, 2023, 8:30am-1:00pm

Online Orientation

The online orientation is a great resource for all new students, or if you just want to revisit some helpful information about HCC resources.

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What You Will Learn

At New Student Orientation, you will learn about:

  • Important deadlines: class withdrawal, refunds, etc.
  • Student accounts: billing, payments, etc.
  • Financial aid
  • Self-service
  • Canvas
  • Important campus resources
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