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New Student Orientation

  • NSO-webNewly admitted SCC students have the opportunity to complete New Student Orientation on-campus at the location of their Program of Study OR students may complete New Student Orientation online. Please choose an option below that works best for your schedule.

    On-Campus Orientation

    SCC is committed to your success! We realize there’s a lot to know about taking classes and starting college, and we want to help you get started. Orientation is required of all newly declared students prior to being allowed to register for classes.

    Each campus location offers in person orientation sessions. You will receive information about orientation from the Admissions Office. The dates are listed below.


    Please visit Beatrice Campus Orientation Scheduling page.


    Please visit Lincoln Campus Orientation Scheduling page.


    Please visit Milford Campus Orientation Scheduling page.

    Online Orientation

    We strongly recommend attending an in-person orientation session, but recognize the diverse needs of our students and offer an online orientation for those unable to attend an on-campus session.

    The online new student orientation experience consists of five modules. Here are a few things to note as you navigate through the orientation:

    • The orientation will take about 45 – 60 minutes to complete and must be completed in one setting.
    • Use the arrows in the bottom right corner to move to the next page.
    • Be sure to have your speakers turned on so that you’re able to hear the videos that are included in the orientation. The orientation is also fully captioned.
    • The fifth module has been customized to each of the campus locations and for SENCAP/DC Advantage students. When you get to module five, select the option that represents where you’ll take most of your classes.
    • At the end of module five, you’ll be asked to complete a short form that verifies your completion of the orientation. Be sure to click “submit” after entering your information.

    Click the link below to begin the online new student orientation.

    Online New Student Orientation