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

We are so excited to be offering an in-person college experience again! While the campus will be open in the fall, orientation will still take place remotely. As an alternative to campus tours, Student Guides will be sprinkled throughout the hallways of GCC during the first week of classes to help any student find their way around.

Orientation is designed to help students with their transition to college and welcome them to the GCC community. Orientation prepares students like yourself by helping you:

  • learn about support services and resources available to students
  • get to know GCC orientation leaders and staff
  • understand the ways in which your advisor can support you
  • connect with other students
  • navigate MyGCC and Moodle
  • understand GCC’s values and expectations for students
  • learn how to navigate campus

During our online orientation, students will be welcomed to the college by GCC staff and orientation leaders. A presentation will help familiarize incoming students with the many resources and support GCC has to offer. Orientation leaders will share their experiences as students, offer advice, and answer any questions students might have through the chat function. The webinar will take approximately two hours, with a short break about halfway through. At the end of the presentation, students will complete a short survey to give valuable feedback to help us improve future orientations. Completing the survey is also how students receive credit for attending orientation. It is your responsibility to register for one of our sessions. 

Orientation is a required program for degree and certificate-seeking students and dual-enrolled students who are new to GCC or who previously attended GCC but have had a leave of absence for 3 or more years.