Orientation

Our Orientation program is designed for new degree seeking, certificate, and dual enrollment 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 login to online orientation.
  • Additionally, advising and registration for new students is now completed via individual appointments (via Navigate) with College Success Advisors. Once you complete online orientation, your Orientation Hold on your student account will be removed.
  • If you are a first-time freshman or have less than 24 credit hours and are registration ready, you need to make a first-time advising appointment in Navigate with either your assigned College Success Advisor or Faculty Advisor (for certificate and health science programs). 
    This means having a completed admissions file and completed online orientation (your only hold for registration should be for advising at this point). Your College Advisor will appear in Navigate under My Success Team. If you do not see an an assigned College Success Advisor, please email ChargerCenter@ColumbiaState.edu. For more detailed information about advising visit Advising Services.
  • If you have more than 24 or more credit hours, you may view and complete online orientation, but are not required. 24+ credit hours students are assigned a faculty advisor. If you do NOT see a faculty advisor listed in Navigate under My Success Team, please contact the academic division of your major: Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, or Science, Technology, and Mathematics
Online Orientation for New Students
Columbia State transitioned all New Student Orientations online. We have implemented an all new online experience for orientation that is interactive. We are updating information weekly to make sure you have the most recent and accurate information.

ONLY ADMITTED STUDENTS CAN ACCESS AND COMPLETE ORIENTATION. STUDENTS WHO CREATE A GUEST ACCOUNT WILL NOT RECEIVE CREDIT FOR ORIENTATION.
New Student Orientation Login to Online Orientation for new students. Students will need to use their PVT username and password which was included in student's admissions letter and email. Student Orientation
Create a Guest Account Parents, guardians, caretakers and college partners can follow this link to create a guest account. Guest Account
Create a Staff Account Columbia State staff can follow this link to create a staff account. Staff Account

Contact

Department of Student Engagement