Orientation Registration for Autumn 2020 has begun! Check your Columbus State student email for more information.
(Orientations are invitation-only events. Once you have completed placement testing, information regarding New Student Orientation will be sent to your Columbus State email. If you do not receive your invitation, please contact our Orientation Team.)
New Student Orientation is intended for students who graduated high school in 2019 or 2020 and plan to begin taking classes during the Autumn semester. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Student Orientation will be conducted virtually through Blackboard Collaborate. You will receive more information on accessing Blackboard Collaborate after you register for an orientation date.
If you graduated high school in 2018 or earlier, please complete our New Student Workshop Online.
New Student Workshops are built for adult students who are experiencing college for the first time.
Are you a recent high school graduate (2019 or 2020) who is planning to attend Columbus State in Autumn 2020?
Welcome to Columbus State Community College! We are excited you have decided to join us for part of your journey. As a new Cougar, your next step is to attend a New Student Orientation. The orientation program is designed to help ease the transition from high school to college as well as prepare parents and families for their student's new journey. Orientation provides students and families with information on the services and opportunities Columbus State has to offer. In addition, students will participate in a group advising session and register for their first semester of classes. You will receive an invitation to R.S.V.P. for your spot at an orientation session to your Columbus State email once you have completed the first 4 steps of the Pre-Orientation Checklist.
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What is Orientation?
New Student Orientation at Columbus State Community College equips students with the tools necessary to achieve their goals. Through orientation, students experience first term advising, proactive financial aid education, and exposure to campus resources. Additionally, orientation is a great place to make new friends! Students will leave orientation feeling a connection to the Columbus State community and prepared to begin their academic journey.
Students who attend orientation will:
- Make valuable connections with peers, student leaders, and campus staff.
- Discover Columbus State's academic and personal support services.
- Learn how to register for classes and leave with their first semester schedule.
- Learn how to manage the responsibilities of college (e.g., academic expectations, financial obligations, personal development).
- Explore opportunities to get involved in student clubs and organizations.
- Become energized and excited about being a Columbus State Cougar!