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.

Spring 2021 New Student Orientation Update

Columbia State transitioned all New Student Orientations online due to COVID-19 precautions.  You no longer have to register for New Student Orientation in Navigate. The course will be added to your Online Campus dashboard usually a week after being fully admitted. The course is completed on your own and there are no time constraints. Staff will be tracking student completion of online orientation. You are still required to make a virtual advising appointment with a success advisor in Navigate before registering for classes.

New students are uploaded to Online Campus New Student Orientation on a weekly basis. Once you have received an admission letter or email with login credentials, please wait at least a week for the course to be added to your Online Campus dashboard.

Where do I find links to Online Campus to access Online New Student Orientation?

  1. There is an Online Campus link at the top of this page next to the MyCN on the blue navigation bar.
  2. If you are logged into MyCN (ChargerNet), there is a link to Online Campus on the top black navigation bar by News.
  3. You can follow the direct link here: Online Campus 

Where do I find New Student Orientation in Online Campus?

Once you are logged into Online Campus, scroll down to My Courses and click on New Student Orientation. Follow the directions on the homepage to view and complete New Student Orientation.

What if I do not see New Student Orientation in Online Campus?

Complete the form below and we will get you added. Please allow 2-3 days for us to process your request.

Request to be Added to Online New Student Orientation


Department of Student Engagement