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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 of the New Student Orientation sessions listed for its full duration.

If you have not yet registered for your classes, the links below will help you prepare for your registration advising session. 

If you have already registered, then please review the links for Orientation and click on the SELECT AN ORIENTATION & RESERVE YOUR SEAT button to select a session and reserve your seat.

Select an Orientation Session & Reserve Your Seat!

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
  • Light refreshments will be served

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). Additionally, you may be able to get your textbooks (not in Meriden or evening sessions).

  • Fully online 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 orientation (although they are welcome to attend).
  • Meriden only students: we will provide orientation training following your advising session. Be prepared to stay an additional hour for the technology session and to review materials with Orientation staff.
  • Students who missed the on-campus program should immediately and thoroughly review the content of this site.

Things to Review BEFORE Registering for Classes:

The college expects you to arrive ready! Reviewing the content below and doing the homework will start you off in a direction of success.

What Successful Students Do: Self – Assessment begins now

Paying For Your MxCC Education:

Use myCommnet and your college assigned email (a MUST for all students)

Considering ONLINE Classes?

Things to Review and Do AFTER You Register for Classes

Familiarize yourself with the official Student Handbook

Want to Learn the Most Effective Study and Learning Techniques?

Special Populations

New Student Orientation is hosted by the Office of Retention Services. Go to for additional useful resources and tools.

Contact Judy Mazgulski with questions at: or (860) 343-5868