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Welcome to CT State Community College!

We invite all accepted, degree and certificate-seeking students to complete CT State’s CT State Online Orientation and attend an In-Person Orientation at your home CT State campus. The purpose of New Student Orientation is to prepare you to successfully transition to college. Orientation provides you with the tools to become academically and socially successful at CT State. Our goal is to ensure all students acquire the knowledge and skills for a successful transition to college and academic life.

You have two options for orientation. We strongly suggest that you complete both.

Online Orientation should take less than one hour to complete. It provides a high-level overview of CT State Community College, support services, technology and tools, student rights and responsibilities and next steps for successful enrollment.

In-Person Orientation introduces newly accepted and registered students to the CT State Community College student experience! You’ll learn about services on campus, meet fellow students, take a campus tour, participate in workshops, meet faculty and staff at the college and more!

CT State Online Orientation

All students should complete the full orientation prior to meeting with a Guided Pathways (GP) Advisor.

In-Person Orientation

In-person orientations are a chance for newly registered students to get to know your home campus better.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about New Student Orientation at CT State.

Orientation and Onboarding Admissions Staff

For general questions or information contact:

Jeanette Rivera Epps

Interim Director Student Orientation and Onboarding


Jesselica Rodriguez

Assistant Director of Student Orientation and Onboarding


Tessa Slesinski

Orientation and Onboarding Coordinator


Samantha Barnett

Orientation and Onboarding Coordinator