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!

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.

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 have concluded.  Check back for Spring orientation dates.

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.

Our LIVE! Online New Student Orientation sessions have concluded for Fall 2019. View a recording of our most recent session below.

  • Watch a recording of our most recent LIVE! Online New Student Orientation for Fall 2019!

Register for On-campus New Student Orientations

Check back for Spring 2020 on-campus orientation dates!

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