Attending New Student Orientation (NSO) is very important to your success at RACC. At NSO, you'll learn valuable information about financial aid and paying for college, academic policies, and what you should do to make sure you can be successful at RACC. You’ll also get your student ID made and learn how to use important technologies like myRACC and e2Campus.
You should participate in NSO after you register for classes but before your first day of class. Much of the information included in NSO will help you prepare for your first class meeting.
There are 3 different ways you can participate in NSO. You choose the method that best meets your needs:
- On Campus-these 2.5 hour sessions cover all NSO topics and include the opportunity to get your student ID and learn how to use required technologies. Space is limited to 12 students.
- Online-these 1.5 hour sessions are streamed live through Collaborate, a free software. During the streaming, you will be able to chat with an advisor if you have questions about any of the material. These sessions will not provide you the opportunity to get your student ID and include only a brief overview of required technologies.
- On Demand-this option allows you to watch pre-recorded NSO videos on your own schedule. You can watch all the videos at once or you may watch them by topic in any order. You will not be able to chat with an advisor while watching these videos. You will be responsible for getting your student ID made in Penn Hall.