Student Orientation

Congratulations on becoming a Spartan!

We are incredibly excited to meet you! In order to register for classes, new students must attend a mandatory orientation session called Orientation Part 1 - Getting Started: Preparing for Advising and RegistrationReview our full enrollment checklist to get the big picture.


Guest/visiting students are not required to complete Orientation Part 1 but they are strongly encouraged to complete this step.


Orientation Part 1 Overview

The orientation at Northampton Community College is a 100% virtual, 60-90 minute Zoom call. You’ll learn about sending in your transcripts, completing your FAFSA, logging into your Student Workday account, accessing your NCC email and more.


When possible, we recommend that students join these sessions from a computer or laptop rather than a mobile device. 


Ready To Sign Up For Part 1? Remember To Complete Your Application First!

Before you register for Orientation Part 1, make sure you’ve completed your NCC application in our Admissions Portal.

Need help with your application? Watch this short video.


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Upcoming Part 1 Sessions

We run the student orientation sessions multiple times a week, but spots fill up quickly—especially later in the summer! Sign up for orientation as soon as possible to ensure a smooth transition.

  • Mon. July 15, 10 am ET
  • Tues. July 16, 4 pm ET
  • Wed. July 17, 12 pm ET
  • Thurs. July 18, 5 pm ET
  • Mon. July 22, 5 pm ET
  • Tues. July 23, 12 pm ET
  • Wed. July 24, 10 am ET
  • Mon. July 29, 12 pm ET
  • Tues. July 30, 6:30 pm ET
  • Wed. July 31, 10 am ET

  • Thurs. Aug. 1, 4 pm ET
  • Fri. Aug. 2, 12 pm ET
  • Mon. Aug. 5, 5 pm ET
  • Tues. Aug. 6, 12 pm ET
  • Wed. Aug. 7, 6:30 pm ET
  • Thurs. Aug. 8, 4 pm ET
  • Fri. Aug. 9, 10 am ET
  • Mon. Aug. 12, 12 pm ET
  • Tues. Aug. 13, 5 pm ET
  • Wed. Aug. 14, 10 am ET
  • Thurs. Aug. 15, 5 pm ET
  • Fri. Aug. 16, 12 pm ET
  • Mon. Aug. 19, 10 am ET
  • Tues. Aug. 20, 10 am ET
  • Wed. Aug. 21, 4 pm ET
  • Thurs. Aug. 22, 12 pm ET

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Explore NCC In Person or Virtually

Our virtual and in-person NCC campus tours can help you understand where to find resources on campus, how to access student services and where to go on your first day.

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Apply For Housing If You Haven’t Already

Life on campus is full of fun, friendship and learning that last a lifetime. Complete our online housing application to secure your place in our community-focused, socially engaging, conveniently located campus housing.

How to Apply for Housing

Orientation FAQs

Part 1 of New Student Orientation is a Zoom call that lasts 60–90 minutes.

After Orientation Part 1, sign up for a one-on-one meeting with your academic advisor. Before Orientation Part 2, you should have submitted your transcripts and checked your placement testing requirements.


To find your advisor, log into your Workday Student Portal. Under “Your Top Apps,” go to “Academics,” then “View My Support Network.” There, you’ll find your advisor’s name, contact information, and in-person and virtual drop-in advising hours. 


Register for Classes

If you are required to take a placement test, you should complete that prior to meeting with an academic advisor as part of Orientation Part 2. 


Placement Testing Information and Eligibility

Yes! New students must attend a mandatory orientation. Orientation is an opportunity for you to take important steps before classes start, including setting up the technology you’ll need at NCC and preparing your academic plan.


Guest/visiting students are not required to complete Orientation Part 1 but they are strongly encouraged to complete this step.

Contact Us

Get in touch with our orientation team if you need help registering for orientation or navigating any other stage of the NCC orientation process.


Next Steps

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