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Orientation to College

New Student Orientation gives students an opportunity learns about higher education, and about the many resources and support services available for college success. Topics include: student motivation and success behaviors, rights and responsibilities, college vocabulary and definitions, time management, campus tours, group advising and schedule building, college technology and course registration. New Student Orientation is mandatory for first time college students.

The New Student Orientation class (ORT 101) is designed to support new students as they begin their journey at MCC. During the course of the program, we gradually introduce new students to life at the college, from academics to community resources and support services.

Students Attending a New Student Orientation on Campus

Plan to arrive early to their scheduled session. Before you arrive, make sure you have:

  1. Completed the COMPASS assessment
  2. Visited with a student services specialist and selected classes
  3. Registered for a scheduled ORT 101 session
  4. Applied for financial aid and submitted all required paperwork

What to Expect

The orientation class will be facilitated by an experienced orientation leader who is committed to helping new students make a smooth transition to college.

Your orientation leader will always be available to answer your questions, hear your concerns and share your excitement about MCC. New Student Orientation is not only meant to be educational; it's also meant to be fun. Our creative orientation leaders design innovative and entertaining activities for new students to learn more about each other while familiarizing themselves with MCC.