Enrollment Management: Orientation

Cape Fear Community College's online orientation that features three main modules: Advising and Registration, Paying for College, and Services to Students. A Quick Facts brochure is also available, highlighting five keys for success and the building and room numbers of specific offices that provide student services.

Central Piedmont Community College provides both in-person and online orientation options. The online edition is divided into three sections, featuring information on the transition to college, choosing an academic and career path, and getting to know people and resources:

Carroll Community College offers a Virtual Orientation to supplement its onsite orientation. This well-organized tool highlights key information, in brief content segments. The ten sections can be viewed in any sequence; noted topics include “college lingo” and information for parents.

Harper College offers a media-rich online orientation that is user-friendly and concise:

Long Beach Community College offers a well-organized online orientation featuring six modules on essential topics for new students. A quiz is available to check students’ knowledge and verify they’ve completed the modules.

Los Medanos College, an institution of the Contra Costa Community College District in California, offers a New Student Orientation Workbook, a thorough, user-friendly document for students:

Phoenix College provides a six-section orientation in an online format for new students, parents and returning students. Information is presented sequentially and students complete an evaluation of the orientation content upon conclusion. Notable features include a glossary of college terms, a time management checklist template, and guidelines for course loads for working students.

Tacoma Community College offers multiple “live” sessions for orientation as a companion to its step-by-step online content that guides new students through important first steps based on their individual situation.

Professional Organizations

The following are professional organizations that may be useful to orientation directors: