As a new student to the college, you are bound to have questions.  New Student Orientation is your most effective first step towards getting your questions answered, and we are here to help.  Whether you are taking one class or several, to earn a degree with us or transfer, or for personal enrichment or career advancement, MxCC has the resources to assist you in accomplishing your goals.

All New, Transfer and Readmit students are expected to attend ONE full session of the New Student Orientation sessions listed.


Fully Online-only students, those who already hold a degree from another institution and those transferring into MxCC with more than 15 earned credits are not required to attend.  You are welcome to attend though, as you will meet other students, learn what is specific to Middlesex, and reinforce some of what you may already know about succeeding in college and get your questions answered.

If you are a “MERIDEN only” student, meaning you are taking classes at MxCC@Platt only, you are expected to attend one of the sessions scheduled at the MxCC@Platt 2nd floor Media Center, located at 220 Coe Ave, Meriden. All other students, select a session at the Middletown campus in the Founders Hall Pavilion or Multipurpose Room.

During New Student Orientation you will:
  • Take a tour of campus and learn about campus and web support resources
  • Log on to myCommnet, tour Blackboard, our online platform, and link to your college assigned email
  • Hear from student leaders about their academic and co-curricular experiences and learn about MxCC clubs
  • Learn about the Bookstore and purchasing textbooks
  • Learn what to expect your first day
  • Meet other new students!
  • Receive a NSO Guidebook

When possible before or after your Orientation session, you may get your photo taken for your Student ID card and get your card (not available at evening sessions).

When possible after your Orientation, you may be able to get your textbooks (not in Meriden or evening sessions).

Light refreshments will be served.

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