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Our Orientation program is designed for new degree seeking and certificate students. It provides information to support a successful transition to college.

All first time freshman and transfer students with less than 24 earned credit hours, are required to attend orientation. Only fully admitted students can sign-up for an orientation. Additionally, advising and registration for new students is now completed via individual appointments with College Success Advisors.  

Dual Enrollment students
are not required to attend new student orientation; however, we do encourage them to speak with Admissions or their nearest campus staff should they have questions.

Orientation 2019 Event Dates

All of our in-person orientation dates are full. Students who have not completed an orientation in-person will be placed in online orientation after August 20, 2019. This will not affect registering for courses; however, if you find that you have an orientation hold, please email Engage@ColumbiaState.edu.

New students for Fall 2019 will receive an email with directions on how to access online orientation after August 20, 2019.

New Student Orientation for Spring 2020

Please check back toward the end of September 2019 for our Spring 2020 New Student Orientation dates. 

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