We are excited that you’ve chosen to begin your journey at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. Your next step is to attend New Student Orientation, a fun event that is designed to help you understand campus culture and help you get ready for your first day of class. New Student Orientation is your official introduction to UACCM and covers a variety of topics that are essential to your success. and is designed to help you navigate your college experience.
Some topics covered during New Student Orientation include:
- Available student support services
- The UACCM Student Code of Conduct
- What Satisfactory Academic Progress means and how it impacts your financial aid
- Skills and techniques for coping with the demands of college
- Ways to connect with your academic advisor, faculty, and staff
- The UACCM campus culture and communities
In order to meet our student’s unique needs, we offer New Student Orientation either on-campus or online. You will choose your orientation type during your initial academic advising appointment. Please note: There is no on-campus orientation option offered for May Intersession, summer 1, or summer 2.
Completing orientation is free so make every effort to attend. You must attend all sessions of an orientation session or you will be enrolled in ACAD 0001 College Orientation and will be required to pay for one credit hour of tuition and fees. You will not be allowed to drop this course unless you withdraw from the college.
On-campus orientation is where your journey begins. Orientation marks the moment where students begin to take the lead in their college education. Because of this, only the person enrolled for New Student Orientation is allowed to attend. We insist that no one accompany you to orientation.
Benefits specific to On-Campus Orientation
- Make meaningful connections with your new campus community: faculty, staff, and other students in your academic program. Meeting fellow students in your program gives you the opportunity to find a study partner or a new friend to help you navigate your college experience.
- Discover available student support services
Since sessions during On-Campus Orientation will happen at various locations across campus, you may need to walk across campus to your session. To stay comfortable at On-Campus Orientation, you should wear layers and comfortable clothing and shoes.
If you need physical accommodations related to a disability, please reach out at least a week before your assigned orientation date. This advanced notification will allow us to have your accommodations in place when you arrive.
On-Campus Orientation Schedule
Check-in is between 8:15 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. Your first session begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. New Student College Orientation will end at approximately 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided for attendees.
If you selected On-Campus orientation during your academic advising appointment, review the materials given to you at the appointment to find your assigned orientation date. Lunch is provided for students attending On-Campus Orientation.
Arrival and Check-in
When you arrive for New Student Orientation, you will follow the signs on campus directing you to the Check-in station. Check-in lines are arranged alphabetically by the student’s last name. After checking-in, you’ll learn your orientation group, meet your group leader, and be directed to your first session.
You must be checked-in and with your Orientation group by 8:45 a.m. If you are late for the first session of Orientation, you are not permitted to participate in the remainder of the sessions. You will be enrolled in ACAD 0001 College Orientation and will be required to pay for one credit hour of tuition and fees.
Online Orientation is available for those students who would like to complete New Student Orientation online at their own pace or for Distance Education Students. If you selected Online Orientation during your academic advising appointment, you must complete the session by the assigned due date. Failure to complete Orientation for May or Summer sessions will result in being dropped from your courses. Students registered for Fall or Spring semesters that fail to complete orientation will be enrolled in ACAD 0001 College Orientation and will be required to pay for one credit hour of tuition and fees. You will not be allowed to drop this course unless you withdraw from the college.
Attention Concurrent Students
All concurrently enrolled high school students will be required to complete the On-Campus New Student Orientation. Concurrent students will be enrolled in this orientation when they meet with a UACCM Advisor.
An optional parent orientation will be held prior to the start of each term to provide information to parents/guardians regarding the concurrent program at UACCM.