Orientation

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Important Virtual Service Information

As we have moved to virtual service, we are still here to help. You can still reach out to us: centuryorientation@century.edu.

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The New Student Orientation team is excited you have chosen Century College and wants to welcome you to the Wood Duck community! We are here to help you with your transition to college life and ensure you have everything you need for the first day.

Goals of New Student Orientation

Throughout the New Student Orientation process, we want to make sure that the following goals are met for you:

  • Welcome and introduce you to the Wood Duck community
  • Share information about the many resources and student life offerings provided for all students
  • To familiarize you with campus policies and deadline dates for Financial Aid and tuition
  • Provide an opportunity for you to meet with an advisor to go over course selections for your first semester

Orientation Steps

At Century, every new student is required to complete orientation. Follow the steps below to get started on your academic journey at Century College.

  1. Complete the New Student Orientation in our Desire2Learn Brightspace.
  2. Make sure course placement is on file with the college. This could include transfer course work, high school transcripts, and/or ACT, SAT, or MCA scores. Visit the Testing Center page for information on course placement.
  3. Meet with your Orientation Advisor for course advisement.
  4. Register for your courses.

Still have questions? Drop in to one of the virtual Everything You Need to Be a Wood Duck sessions to connect with staff and faculty from across campus to help with any questions you have before the semester begins.

Please note: if you are a PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollmention Option), international student, or an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), check your email for orientation information as it will be different than the steps above.

Visting students and students who have previously attended Century (excluding concurrent enrollment and continuing education): you do not have to complete orientation. However, you do have access to the New Student Orientation in Desire2Learn Brightspace to view the information if you wish.

Ready to Get Started?

Click on the semester you have applied to start. All the information you need will be there to start your New Student Orientation. 

Summer 2020 Orientation

In an effort to keep our staff, faculty and students healthy, we have moved all of the orientations for summer online. You must be in our system for Summer Semester 2020 to complete the summer online orientation.

You will need to use your StarID to log into the orientation which is on the college's D2L Brightspace. If you need to activate your StarID, please visit the StarID Self Service website.

When you have your StarID activated, please click here to get started. You will click on Sign on with StarID. After you log in to D2L Brightspace, click on the Select a Course at the top of the page (looks like a waffle) and then click on New Student Orientation Summer 2020.

It is best to view the orientation in Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers.

After completing your orientation you will receive an email in 1-3 business days letting you know your next steps for registering.

Fall 2020 Orientation

You must be in our system for Fall Semester 2020 to complete the fall 2020 new student orientation.

You will need to use your StarID to log into the orientation which is on the college's D2L Brightspace. If you need to activate your StarID, please visit the StarID Self Service website.

When you have your StarID activated, please click here to get started. You will click on Sign on with StarID. After you log in to D2L Brightspace, click on the Select a Course at the top of the page (looks like a waffle) and then click on New Student Orientation Fall 2020.

It is best to view the orientation in Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers.

After completing your orientation you will receive an email in 1-3 business days letting you know your next steps for registering.

Fall 2020 PSEO Orientation

All new students in the PSEO program are required to complete the PSEO new student orientation process. You will have the ability to meet virtually with an Academic Advisor to get assistance selecting and registering for courses during this process.

Please Note: PSEO Students will NOT be allowed to register for classes before completing orientation. No special requests will be granted.

You must be accepted to the PSEO program and in our system for Fall Semester 2020 to complete the fall 2020 new student orientation.

You will need to use your StarID to log into the orientation which is on the college's D2L Brightspace. If you need to activate your StarID, please visit the StarID Self Service website.

When you have your StarID activated, please click here to get started. You will click on Sign on with StarID. After you log in to D2L Brightspace, click on the Select a Course at the top of the page (looks like a waffle) and then click on New Student Orientation Fall 2020.

It is best to view the orientation in Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers.

After completing your orientation you will receive an email in 1-3 business days letting you know your next steps for registering.

Remember to review the PSEO Guide to Success as specific policies and procedures related to the PSEO program are included in it.

Spring 2021 Orientation

Currently there are no spring orientations. Please check back the beginning of October.

More Information

Everything You Need to Be a Wood Duck Virtual Sessions

Still have questions after you have registered for courses? Drop in to one of our virtual "open house style" sessions where staff from Financial Aid, Transfer Student Services, Testing Center, Advising/Counseling, Bookstore, Admissions, faculty, and more will be available to answer any questions you have. These sessions are 1-hour long and you can come and go as you need. We want to make sure you are set to start your first semester at Century.

Following are the upcoming sessions:

All sessions will use Zoom. Please click on the session that works for you to learn more about joining in.

Resources and Helpful Information

Here is some information that will be useful as you complete the New Student Orientation or to refer back to if needed.

Additional PSEO Orientation Videos

After completing the New Student Orientation in D2L, please view the following for additional information specific to PSEO students.

Math Placement - Are you interested in taking a Math course through the PSEO program? Here’s what you need to know.
Notice of Student Registration Form - This document is required to be submitted each semester.
Registering for Classes - Important information to keep in mind when registering as a PSEO student.
Century College Bookstore - Information regarding textbook check-out and returns.
Bookstore PSEO Agreement Form - Information on submitting the Agreement Form to the Bookstore.
PSEO Guide to Success - The PSEO guide houses all policies, procedures and frequently asked questions for the PSEO program.

Questions?

Any questions regarding the orientation process, please email the Orientation Office at centuryorientation@century.edu.