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New Student Orientation

Welcome to CNM! We're glad to have you. On your path to registering as a new student, you must complete a New Student Orientation.

Which Orientation is Right for You? 

What to Bring and Where to Go

Bring to your session: 

  • Your student ID number (a student ID card is not required, just the number) 
  • Comfortable walking shoes, as you will take a campus tour. 
  • Your to-do list for things to take care of while on campus. 

Session Locations: 

Click here for maps showing where park and how to get to the correct building for your session. 

Beginning Freshmen
If you are beginning college for the first time, you should sign up to attend an in-person New Student Orientation. If you are planning to get the Bridge to Success Scholarship, this orientation is a requirement for eligibility.

Dual Credit (High School) Students
If you are a dual credit student, you should complete the Online Orientation.

Returning and Transfer Students
If you have attended college previously, you should complete the Online Orientation. If you attended college through high school programs (Dual Credit, Making Money Work, etc.) and are attending full-time for the first time, we suggest you plan to attend the In-Person Orientation.

Not sure what kind of student you are? Click here


Sign up for an Orientation 

The schedule for Fall 2015 In-Person Orientations (for students starting in August) will be published in April. 

Summer Term Orientation Sessions (for students starting at CNM in May)

Plan ahead 

While you're on campus, take the opportunity to take care of other items on your to-do list. For a complete list of what you need to do as a new student, click here.  If you need to make an appointment, do so before you arrive for your session.

At an in-person Orientation, you will:

  • Learn about the many academic programs we offer and get to know other students who are planning to take similar courses as you. 
  • Familiarize yourself with Student Services, such as CNM Connect. 
  • Hear from Faculty and current students about how to be successful in your first CNM classes.

Family and Ally Sessions

Family members, friends and loved ones are welcome to attend New Student Orientation. They will attend a separate Family and Ally Session hosted by CNM Connect Achievement Coaches. Visit our FAQ page for more information. 

Why attend Orientation? 

Attending an in-person orientation will help you get started on your college career and help you understand what to expect as a new student.

All incoming freshmen who will be qualifying for CNM's Bridge to Success Scholarship are required to attend an in-person orientation.