Congratulations and welcome to the HCC family! We look forward to soaring along with you as a Hawk—and helping you achieve your higher education goals. Your first step is to complete our Orientation. 

Here's some of the information you will learn: 

  • Campus Locations
  • Academics and Programs 
  • Paying for College
  • Support Services
  • Student Activities 

Ready to attend Orientation?

All students are required to attend Orientation. We are excited to offer both in-person and online options. Please read the descriptions below to determine the type of orientation you should attend. 

Group Orientation

First Time in College students should attend a Group Orientation. Sign up for an in-person or virtual session that will work best for you and your schedule! 

  • Sign Up for New Student Orientation.
  • View all currently scheduled New Student Orientations.

Please note: If you need to change/cancel the date of your new student orientation, you may reschedule online.

Online Orientation

Transfer Students and Former Students Returning should attend Online Orientation. Get started today! 


Please Note: F1 International Students are required to attend orientation through the Center for International Education.

Next Steps

Once you have completed Orientation, our Academic Advisors want to help you register.

During your meeting, the advisor will:

• Review test scores (if needed).
• Review previous college coursework.
• Recommend any testing needed for enrollment.
• Review your intended degree requirements.
• Recommend first semester course choices.
• Provide or schedule registration information.

It is important that you bring any test scores (PERT, ACT, SAT, GED, AP and/or IB scores), transcripts, and official or unofficial copies of any college coursework.

Connect with an Advisor