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Orientation Schedule for Students

New Student Orientation at Northampton is all about making sure you feel confident and prepared for the start of classes. The day will begin promptly at 1:00 pm with an overview of Northampton. Next you will meet with you professors to learn more about your program, work with our Success Navigators to design your schedule, and register for your first semester of college.   

Northampton is more than classes, it’s a community. At New Student Orientation you’ll begin building community with your professors, Success Navigators, current students, and other new students that share academic interests. 

Students are encouraged to bring their family to New Student Orientation. Families will become familiar support services for students, learn about the academic expectations of NCC students, and become connected to important resources on campus. 

12:15 pm to 12:55 pm – Check-in for New Student Orientation 

1:00 pm to 1:45 pm – Welcome and Introduction to Life at Northampton Community College 

At Northampton, we’re a community. We welcome you with open arms and are excited you’ll be continuing your education with us. Northampton has a vibrant student life and we’ll show you how to get involved. 

2:00 pm to 2:40 pm – Overview of Academic Program 

During this session you will meet your program faculty, learn about the academic demands of your program, and be introduced to services on campus to support your academic journey. 

2:45 to 3:30 pm – Academic Advising Session 

Everyone has unique needs when it comes to choosing courses. Using your high school transcripts or placement test scores, our Success Navigators will work with you to design a schedule that meets your needs.  

3:30 pm – Overview of MyNCC, Registration, and Paying for College 

The most exciting part of the day is registering for classes. Our Success Navigators will show you how to use MyNCC to register for classes. With every class schedule comes a bill.  We’ll review important financial aid information, how to pay your bill, and how to apply for Northampton scholarships.