Whether you are a first-time freshman or a transfer student with prior college experience, all new students should complete New Student Orientation.

Running Start students should attend the Running Start Orientation. For more information, visit the Running Start webpage.

In this orientation, you will:

  • Learn about OC's academic pathways, degrees, and certificates
  • Explore funding options
  • Identify resources that will support you in being successful
  • Learn how to read the class schedule and enroll in classes
  • Learn how to complete the rest of your admissions steps
  • Complete the New Student Intake Survey

Contact Us


  • Mondays: 8 am - 5:30 pm (Drop-In Available)
  • Tues - Fri: 8 am - 4:30 pm

Complete New Student Orientation & Intake Survey

Remote video URL

Complete New Student Orientation & Intake Survey

New Student Orientation is available online via Canvas and takes about 60 minutes to complete. Canvas automatically saves your progress if you are not able to complete orientation in one sitting. 

At the end of New Student Orientation, you will be required to submit the New Student Intake Survey, which allows us to assign your Student Success Coach and connect you with resources tailored to your unique needs. 

You must log in with your student email address. Visit the Activate Student Accounts webpage and watch this helpful video for step-by-step instructions. 

If you need help activating your student accounts and navigating Canvas, you may choose to attend an in-person orientation with our Student Ambassadors. These sessions are offered twice per month.

Information Sessions

Teacher in Classroom with Students

Information Sessions

In addition to the general New Student Orientation, many departments offer Information Sessions with details about specific programs. Info session dates are added frequently throughout the term, so check back frequently for the most up-to-date listings.

Upcoming Information Sessions