Orientation Options

Orientation programs are designed to help new students have a successful time in college – and research shows students who go are better prepared and more connected to college. There are opportunities to learn more about campus resources, strategies for academic success, ways to get involved in clubs, and more. - See more at: http://blog.frontrange.edu/2011/08/08/why-is-college-orientation-so-impo...
Orientation programs are designed to help new students have a successful time in college – and research shows students who go are better prepared and more connected to college. There are opportunities to learn more about campus resources, strategies for academic success, ways to get involved in clubs, and more. - See more at: http://blog.frontrange.edu/2011/08/08/why-is-college-orientation-so-impo...

OPTION 1:  Counseling 270 (Introduction to College) Course

This class awards the highest registration priority of all the orientation options. It is strongly recommended for high school seniors, recent high school graduates, or first time college students.  Counseling 270 is the most comprehensive introduction to college course and is offered throughout the year, primarily in the summer term. Check the Schedule of Classes online for course availability.

OPTION 2:  New Student Orientation

Santa Rosa Campus: New Student Orientation is offered in the Bertolini Student Center. Sign up in advance at the Counseling Department (Bertolini Student Center, 2nd floor) or by calling (707) 527-4451.

Wednesday, October 5 5:30pm-7:00pm Room 4731
Friday, October 7 9:00am-10:30am Room 4731
Wednesday, November 9 5:30pm-7:00pm Room 4731
Friday, November 18 9:00am-10:30am Room 4875
Wednesday, November 23 5:30pm-7:00pm Room 4731
Wednesday, November 30 5:30pm-7:00pm Room 4731
Friday, December 2 9:00am-10:30am Room 4875
Wednesday, December 7 5:30pm-7:00pm Room 4731
Friday, December 9 9:00am-10:30am Room 4875
Wednesday, December 14 5:30pm-7:00pm Room 4731
Friday, December 16 9:00am-10:30am Room 4875

Petaluma Campus: New Student Orientation is offered in Kathleen Doyle Hall, Room PC 219. Sign up in advance at the Counseling Department (Kathleen Doyle Hall) or by calling (707) 778-3914.

Tuesday, October 11th 4:00pm-5:30pm PC 219
Tuesday, October 25th 3:30pm-5:00pm PC 219
Tuesday, November 15th 5:00pm-6:30pm PC 219
Tuesday, November 28th 1:00pm-2:30pm PC 219
Monday, December 12th 10:30am-12:00pm PC 219

OPTION 3:  Online Orientation 

This option may work well for you if you fit into one of the categories listed below or if you have already attended an on campus orientation and simply want to review the information. You should also be very comfortable using a computer and someone who learns well in an online environment. This option is designed primarily for students:

  •  Have prior college experience and are familiar with college life and navigating college resources
  • Taking online only courses or non-credits courses
  • Completing prerequisite courses for credit at another institution
  • Unable to take COUN 270 course or attend an in-person New Student Orientation

Directions:

  1. Access the online orientation through your student portal, myCubby, using your 9-digit Student ID number (SID) and Pin Code.
  2. After you have logged in, click on the link at the left side of the page under "Quick Links" that says "Online Orientation".
  3. Once you have clicked on the link, read the Home Page, read the directions, and then click on the "Modules" link to begin.
  4. Read each segment and answer the Knowledge Check questions.  You must successfully answer all Knowledge Check questions to receive credit.

ONLINE ORIENTATION COMPLETION IS RECORDED EVERY ½ hour IN THE STUDENT PORTAL