New Student Orientation

All new students are encouraged to participate in the New Student Orientation Program conducted by HCC faculty, staff, and current students.The program is designed to acquaint the student with the college environment, philosophy, purposes, and policies. A campus tour will be given by student leaders following the orientation. Pre-registration for orientations and campus tours is helpful, but not required.

Fall 2017 Orientation Dates

Choose one of these sessions:

  • Thursday, August 24, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 25, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 26, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

All sessions begin in the Behavioral Science and Humanities Building Auditorium. View or download a campus map.

Topics include:

  • Resources available on campus including:
    • Tutoring Services through the Learning Support Center
    • Library Resources
    • Moodle
    • WebAdvisor
    • Campus Safety
    • Student Organizations
  • Tips from current students
  • What to expect your first semester
  • How to get involved in campus activities
  • Campus tour

Family members are welcome to attend. Register for your spot online.

Virtual Orientation

If you are unable to attend new student orientation in person, you may take a virtual orientation online. Please note that the virtual orientation is currently only available for desktop users and is best viewed in the latest version of Firefox. The virtual orientation may take some time to load.

View the Virtual Orientation

Campus Tours

  • Each Tuesday, August 1 through 22, at 10 a.m.
  • Each Wednesday, August 2 through 23, at 3 p.m.

The tour will begin in the Student Activities Office, Student Center room 163, and will last approximately one hour. Students will be shown where their classrooms are located, so please bring a class schedule. Students must pre-register in advance by emailing Family members are welcome to attend with the student.