First-time freshmen and first-time transfer students will be advised and register for classes at the In-Person Orientation session they attend.
- Transfer students will be sent information to complete Online Orientation and make their own advising appointment. They will be able to register for classes after meeting with an adviser.
There is an Orientation/Advising hold on all first-time freshmen and transfer students. The hold will be lifted when you complete an Orientation session.
Orientation sign up begins in March for students who intend to begin school in the Summer or Fall terms.
Yes. Orientation is required for all first-time and transfer college students in order to register for classes. TCAT students are not required to attend these sessions.
Transfer students can complete Online Orientation in lieu of coming to an In-Person Orientation session. Online Orientation is also available for freshmen that cannot come to an In-Person Orientation session due to extenuating circumstances.
We work to accommodate the maximum number of attendees for each event. Because space and seating is limited we have to insist that students RSVP so that we are prepared for their attendance. Students will be registering for classes and we want to ensure that each of you get the individual attention needed during that process. To that end, faculty need time to evaluate your student records (transcripts, test scores, etc.) and to develop educational plans that fit your needs.
Dress comfortably. Wear comfortable shoes for walking, and bring any personal items such as medication or an umbrella if the weather is questionable. Rain or shine students will be moving from building to building throughout the day. Come prepared to ask questions.
In-Person Orientation is a 6‐hour event. You may leave after you have registered for classes. The day's events will include:
- Workshops about success in the classroom, resources for support outside the classroom and Financial Aid literacy.
- Advising based on student majors
- Lunch with faculty and staff
- Tours for those interested. (The tour would add approximately 1.5 hours to the day’s schedule.)
- Yes. Please encourage parents/guardians to attend; however, children, siblings, and significant others are discouraged from attending.
- There is a $10.00 orientation fee for each parent/guest over 18 years of age.
Students should return to the RSVP link in TigerWeb. From there they can drop their reservation and then RSVP for another date and time that is more conducive to their schedule.
$10 for students, and an additional $10 for each parent/guest that attends with a student.
Yes, a meal will be provide to students and parents/guests.
- If you live in the area and are able to get to campus, we ask that you attend one of the In-Person Orientation sessions. The information that we cover will be relevant to all students regardless of the instruction method.
- Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unable to attend an In-Person Orientation.