Student Orientation

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Orientation is designed to introduce you to the campus and the many services provided for all students. Whether this is your first college experience or you are transferring from another university, we are here to ensure you have everything you need for the first day.

Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students and enables you to register for classes as well as navigate the college and its resources with success.

Orientation Process

To help facilitate a successful transition to college life, Century offers a two-part orientation process that includes:

  • Part 1: Registration Session

    You will be given a short overview of the college which will cover essential Century information and have the opportunity to meet with an advisor for help with course selection. Staff, faculty and current students will be on hand to help guide you through the registration process.

    It is important that you have completed the Accuplacer assessment test (if needed) before attending a Registration Session.

    Please bring the following materials with you for check-in purposes:

    • Your Century College student I.D. number
    • Assessment test scores or a copy of your ACT scores or copies of previous college transcripts
    • A photo I.D.

    Arrive on time for your session and bring all of the required materials. Individuals who arrive more than ten minutes late or are missing the required orientation materials will not be admitted and will have to sign up for a new session.

    Due to room capacity limitations, family members and friends are not allowed to sit with students during the Registration Session. However, interested parents and family members are encouraged to attend Welcome Day. A session will be offered during Welcome Day to help you learn important policies, dates and information that will help your student be successful their first semester at Century.

  • Part 2: Welcome Day

    Welcome Day, which takes place after you attend a Registration Session, is the best opportunity to learn what it's really like to be a student at Century College! We'll have faculty, staff, and students on-hand to answer all your questions and help familiarize you with the campus and its resources.

    You will have the opportunity to:

    • ask questions of the faculty and student panel
    • attend a variety of workshops that correspond with your interests
    • take a tour of the campus
    • receive assistance with email account and Desire 2 Learn (D2L) activation
    • browse a resource fair that will help you become familiar with programs, services, and student life activities offered on campus.

    By the time you leave Welcome Day, you will feel prepared and ready to start your first semester at Century. Family and friends are invited and encouraged to attend Welcome Day.

    Please allow 3 hours to complete the Welcome Day events, and bring a photo I.D for check-in purposes.

    International Students

    In addition to attending an orientation session, all international students are required to attend an information session where you will meet your International Student Advisor.

    Please refer to your Century College acceptance letter for more details about this information session.


    Accommodations for a disability (e.g., wheelchair accessibility, interpreter, Braille or large print materials) are available through our Access Center upon advance request.

    Please contact the Access Center at 651.779.3354 or TTY 651.773.1715 as soon as possible.

    Start Planning

    Visit GPS LifePlan to start thinking about course selection and your major/career options before attending orientation.

    Make a Reservation

    You will receive an email with information regarding signing up for your Registration Session and Welcome Day.

    Please note: Orientation reservations can be made beginning of April for the summer semester, beginning of May for fall semester, and beginning of November for the spring semester.


    For more information about the orientation process or if you have a specific question, please:

    • call the orientation helpline at 651.779.3404
    • visit Ask Century to search our database of frequently asked questions.