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.
New Student Orientation for Spring 2020
November 22 - Columbia Campus (Morning Session)
December 18 - Clifton, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg Campuses (Morning Session)
January 7 - Williamson Campus (Morning Session)
January 13 - Columbia Campus (Morning Session)
Click to register: New Student Orientation. You will need your Columbia State PVT username and password. Once logged in, click "Appointments," choose "Orientation and follow the prompts until you receive a confirmation. Please choose from the dates listed above.
Due to system issues, those wanting to attend orientation at the Clifton, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Williamson Campus will need to email Orientation@ColumbiaState.edu
with their A# (student ID listed in Admissions letter/email), full name and choice of date and location from above to register for orientation. Columbia Campus students may still make appointments in Navigate or email us for assistance.