New Student Orientation (NSO)

You’ve done it, you’ve made it to TCC!

Now what?

If enrolling in college is a completely new experience for you, you probably have questions, and lots of them. Luckily, TCC provides new student orientation to help you start your semester with a clear picture of the road ahead.

What is new student orientation?

New student orientation (NSO) is a one-time four hour interactive session which connects first time in college (FTIC) students to the college campus, faculty, staff, and support resources. This is great opportunity to get some of those questions answered and prepare you for a successful entry into the college experience!

Who has to attend new student orientation?

All FTIC students are required to enroll in NSOR 0010 and attend the new student orientation.

When and where is my new student orientation?

Choose an NSOR 0010 session from the schedule of classes available in WebAdvisor, preferably one held on the campus where you are taking the majority of your classes.  Select your preferred date and time and get enrolled!

Here’s an overview of the Fall 2014 Schedule:

  • Connections Week: August 18 through 22
  • NSO: Wednesday, August 20 through Saturday, August 23
  • Classes begin: August 25

For Fall 2nd 8-week courses, NSO is Wednesday, October 15 through Saturday, October 18.

What does new student orientation cover?

This year’s orientation focuses on the advantages of getting connected with fellow students, as well as your campus and the resources around you.


Understand more about TCC by learning:

  • TCC Leadership
  • College lingo
  • MyTCC, Email, WebAdvisor, & Blackboard
  • Support services


Know how to be safe on campus by hearing about:

  • Police & security
  • Health services
  • Parking


Learn about TCC co-curricular opportunities such as:

  • Student success seminars
  • Welcome week
  • Student organizations
  • Student life/Campus activities


Set yourself up for success by learning:

  • Classroom civility and etiquette
  • Student code of conduct
  • Balancing school and life
  • Goal-setting