New & Transfer Student Orientation

Full Day Orientation

Portsmouth | Friday, July 29 | 9am—3pm, 8:30am check-in

Full Day Orientation is a single day experience where a returning student will serve as your host and guide. With a small group of your peers, new students will be taken around campus and get the chance to interact with one another while group of students at orientationparticipating in a variety of fun and informative workshops with college faculty, staff, and administration. Students will hear about college traditions, opportunities to be involved in our community, learn what the academic experience is like as a student and get their EasyLogin information. It is an exciting, energizing and FUN day. Attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a FREE LAPTOP. This orientation is six hours and is suggested for all first time and transfer students. Students will register for Orientation at the same time they register for fall classes.

Evening Orientation

Portsmouth | Thursday, August 23 | 5pm—8pm | Thursday, August 25 | 5pm—8pm

Evening orientation is a single, three hour, evening experience where students can participate in informative workshops with college faculty, staff, and administration. Students will hear about college traditions, opportunities to be involved in our community, and learn what the academic experience is like for you as a student, as well as learn your EasyLogin information. This orientation is suggested for students that have not been in school for two or more years. Registration is not needed for these orientations.

College Transition For Adult Learners (non-credit)

Portsmouth | Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday | August 1-17 | 9am-12pm
Rochester | Tuesday & Thursday | August 2-25 | 5pm—8pm

Thinking of starting college after being out of school for a while and wondering if you’re ready to take this big step? Let us help you figure this out through our popular Transitions Program held during the month of August at both the Portsmouth and Rochester campuses. Through this tuition-free program, participants become oriented with the college environment, receive instruction/tutoring to refresh math, writing, and technology skills, learn about financial aid and college expectations, and meet other new students...all before classes even begin. The College Transitions Program is geared towards individuals who have been out of school for 3 or more years or graduated with a GED or Adult Diploma, or who have been referred by an advisor. Participants may register through Academic Advising or CAPS after completing the Accuplacer Placement test (a free re-test is included as part of the program). Space is limited, so sign up early.