Welcome to STUDENT Orientation! 

Orientation is designed to provide everything you need for a successful start to classes. North Central College is dedicated to your success and following all necessary precautions to transition students successfully through Orientation into your starting semester.

Click here to access your New Student Checklist on Canvas (Note: you will need your North Central College username and password for access).

Orientation: First-Year Advising & Registration Dates for 2024

June 11, Full Day Program 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
June 15, Full Day Program 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
June 21, Full Day Program 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
July 10, Full Day Program 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
July 16, Full Day Program 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
July 30, Full Day Program 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Orientation: Transfer Experience Dates for 2024

May 22, Evening Program 5:00 p.m. 到晚上8点.m.
June 4, Afternoon Program 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
June 25, Morning Program 9:00 a.m. 到中午


Orientation: Welcome Week Dates for 2024

August 16-20

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Student Orientation - What to Expect

We are excited you are joining us as a student at North Central College. Whether you are coming as a first-year student or a transfer student, our Orientation programs will ensure that your transition to the College is smooth and enjoyable.

Through our Orientation program, students will:

  • connect with peers in meaningful ways and share experiences to broaden their community
  • discover North Central's traditions and campus culture
  • learn about and deepen their understanding of the College's services and procedures that students and families use throughout their time at North Central
  • intellectually engage with faculty, 工作人员, and other students to strengthen their understanding of the academic expectations of the college experience, including the General Education curriculum, engaged learning, and academic advising
  • register for their fall class (first-year students) or full year schedule (transfer students)

We have designed a step-by-step guide for students and their families as they navigate their orientation experience. This guide includes steps for success through academic advising with our Student Success Coaches and day-of schedules.

Click here to access your New Student Checklist on Canvas. (Note: you will need your username and password for access)

Preparation for Academic Advising

Check out the video linked below for more information on how to use Student Planning to search and register for classes, to plan future courses, and to track your progress toward your degree requirements. If you have additional questions, contact us at successteam@noctrl.edu

Student Planning

Helpful Resources


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Campus Map


Campus Lingo

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Virtual Tour

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Campus Photo Gallery

Stay Connected 

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These webinars are designed to immerse you in the North Central community and prepare you for a successful start to classes in the fall. These presentations were made during Summer Orientation 2022. 

学生 working together

Commuter Life & Programing

Learn about the support and programming provided for our commuter students.

网络研讨会 Recording

Engineering student

Finding Academic Success

Discover how to be successful in and out of the classroom.

网络研讨会 Recording

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Understanding the Family Financial Responsibility

Discuss everything related to finances and the helpful resources available to you and your family.

网络研讨会 Recording

学生 abroad

Taking Your Education Global

Explore opportunities to take your education abroad.

网络研讨会 Recording

Student preparing for his career

Career Development

Our students do not just find jobs—they launch careers. Learn more about achieving your post-grad goals.

网络研讨会 Recording


Student support

First Generation College 学生

Learn about our award-winning Cardinal First program—designed to help our first-gen students thrive.

网络研讨会 Recording

Student on campus

The College Transition

Thinking and planning ahead for this transition can help avoid common challenges and ensure a positive experience.

网络研讨会 Recording


Student receiving support

Student Health & 健康

Being successful in college, and in life, starts with maintaining one's own physical and mental health.

网络研讨会 Recording

Student athletes

Student-Athletes & 家庭

Discuss athletic training services, athletic participation requirements and how we partner with you to find success both in your sport and coursework.

网络研讨会 Recording

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Staying Safe On & Off Campus

The Office of Campus Safety will share how to make safe decisions both on and off campus.

网络研讨会 Recording

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Living on Campus

Discuss expectations for move-in, resources within the residence halls and life on campus.

网络研讨会 Recording



This is an exciting time, but we understand it can also feel overwhelming. Please reach out with any questions; we are here to help every step of the way. To contact us, call 630-637-5410 or email orientation@noctrl.edu.

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