Welcome to GCC! We are excited to have you become a part of our community. Orientation is an important part of the GCC experience.

Orientation is designed to help entering students acquire the information that leads to a successful start in college. These programs include an overview of academic skills and options as well as student support, activities, and technology resources. The on-campus programs also provide an opportunity to start building friendships and positive connections with faculty and staff.  A variety of program formats and times are available, including an online option.

Students participating in an orientation program will be able to

  • devise an education plan
  • feel comfortable navigating the GCC campus
  • recognize staff and faculty
  • list and find support resources online and on campus
  • be familiar with one or two other GCC students

We offer several orientation (and re-orientation!) options which can be completed on campus or online at the start of each semester. It is your responsibility to register for one of our sessions. 

Orientation is a required program for degree-seeking students who are new to GCC or who previously attended GCC but have had a leave of absence for 2 or more years. Students who do not meet the orientation requirement (on campus or online) will not be allowed to register for the next semester.