Welcome Novo Collegians!
The first tradition in starting your New College experience is Orientation. Fall Orientation will take place August 20th, 2023 – August 23rd, 2023. Orientation helps make your transition to New College as smooth as possible by connecting you with numerous campus resources, creating opportunities to make new friends, preparing you for NCF’s unique academic program, and making sure all of your questions are answered. You’ll even get to meet with your Faculty Advisor during this time! Your Faculty Advisor will discuss your academic plan with you, including what classes you need to take and your path to graduation.
During the summer you will be invited to join the Online Orientation Canvas Course where you’ll complete a short series of modules before arriving on campus in August for the in-person portion of Orientation. You also will need to complete the New Student Checklist!
You’ll be assigned to a group led by an Orientation Leader (OL) who will lead you and your group in various discussions, activities, and sessions and help you navigate all there is to learn in the days leading up to the Fall semester. These in-person activities will allow you to learn about the campus and connect with your peers. Additionally, you will participate in small group discussions and have the ability to ask your OL questions throughout the week!
Move-In for students living on campus will be Sunday August, 20th beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 12:00 pm. Check-In for students who will be commuting to campus will be held the afternoon of Sunday August, 20th beginning at 1:30 pm and ending at 3:00 pm. All Orientation events will be held on August 20th through 23rd. Orientation is required for all incoming students, including transfer students. During the four days of Orientation you will participate in sessions ranging in topics such as academics, financial aid, and housing, as well as meeting with your Faculty Advisor.
Orientation Registration and Fees
Please use this link to register and pay for Orientation. Please note that once you hit submit on your registration, the system will automatically redirect you to the payment page. Please do not exit the registration page prior to submitting your payment. If you need to edit your Orientation registration (i.e add a guest, change your t-shirt size), please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost for Orientation for students is $115 ($35 orientation fee, $80 meal and program fee). If you want to opt out of the meal plan, please email email@example.com. By opting out of the meal fee, it is your responsibility to secure your own meals.
The cost for Orientation is $50 per each individual family member up to five family members (after five family members the cost is waived for each additional family member). Children age 10 and younger are free. The family fee is only required for each family member participating in Family Orientation and not needed for families ONLY helping their students move in and not staying for the meals.
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