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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

New students are encouraged and expected 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.

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!

Online Orientation

The online orientation is a great resource if you missed an in-person orientation session, or just want to revisit some helpful information about on-campus resources. 

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In-person Orientation (Fall 2019)

Registration for new student orientation is now closed. Walk-ins are welcomed.

Daytime orientation:
Mon. August 12th
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Smith Theatre (HVPA)
Students may RSVP through Fri. August 9th

Evening orientation:
Mon. August 19th
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Smith Theatre (HVPA)

Daytime orientation:
Wed. August 21st
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Smith Theatre (HVPA)

Students may RSVP through Fri. August 16th.

What You Will Learn

At New Student Orientation, you will learn about:

  • Tips about parking, getting to campus early, friendly campus, and academic honesty
  • Important information about campus resources
  • How to apply for financial aid
  • What to expect while pursuing your desired major/goal
  • Essential online services and technology
  • How you can be successful

Those attending the in-person sessions will also receive a tour of the campus.

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