New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

If you are new to Central Arizona College or returning to school after being away for a time, attending a New Student Orientation (NSO) program is critical to your success!

We offer two ways to attend a New Student Orientation:

  1. LIVE! Online New Student Orientation: At these sessions, our orientation team will be available to answer student questions LIVE from multiple campus locations via our Blackboard Collaborate online software.  Students can access these sessions from any computer or mobile device.
  2. On-campus New Student Orientations: These are traditional, in-person sessions held at each campus which allow for campus tours.  Fall on-campus orientation dates are available below.

Orientations are an opportunity to connect with other students, faculty, and staff.  You will also be able to tour campus and ask any questions you may have.  Topics covered include working with Advising, utilizing Financial Aid, and using technology such as Blackboard and email.

New Student Orientation is mandatory for all first-time degree-seeking students, but recommended for any new student to Central Arizona College.

Please contact us at with any questions.

Register for an upcoming LIVE! Online New Student Orientation below.

Select your preferred session below, you will receive email/text instructions on the day prior to your orientation. You will need internet access from your computer or mobile device to view and listen to the session.

Download the Blackboard app for easiest access to online orientations.

Register for On-campus New Student Orientations below.

Select your preferred campus below.

Signal Peak Campus (SPC)

Serving Coolidge, Florence, and Casa Grande areas. The SPC campus offers on-campus housing.

~Please note that the August 12th session has been rescheduled, registered participants will be notified via email.~

New sessions are available on Thursday, August 8th & Thursday, August 15th.

Maricopa Campus (MAR)

Serving Maricopa, the Ak-Chin Indian Community, and surrounding areas.

Wednesday, August 14th 5-7PM

Superstition Mountain Campus (SMC)

Serving the Apache Junction, Mesa, and northern Pinal County areas.

Tuesday, August 13th, 6-8PM

Aravaipa Campus (AVC)

Serving communities of Hayden, Kearny, Mammoth, San Manuel, and Winkelman.

Wednesday, August 14th, 5-7PM


San Tan Campus (STC)

Serving San Tan Valley, northern Florence, and nearby Queen Creek.

Thursday, August 15th, 5-7PM

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