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North Central College Student Orientation

Welcome to your Virtual Summer Orientation! 

Summer Orientation is designed to provide everything you need for a successful start to classes in the fall. While the experience may be virtual, the questions answered and connections made will certainly be real. This page will serve as a one-stop shop for all your new student needs. Throughout the summer you will:

  • Meet an academic advisor
  • Engage with videos and webinars
  • Connect with current students and future classmates

Check out our upcoming webinars below and stay tuned for videos on your academic advising meeting!


Student on campus

Preparation for Academic Advising

These videos will help prepare you for success when you meet with your academic advisor in a one-on-one virtual meeting.


These webinars are designed to immerse you in the North Central community and prepare you for a successful start to classes in the fall. We encourage you to explore the various topics and register for the dates that work best for you.

Students working together

Commuter Life & Programing

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

May 19 | 11 a.m. - noon

June 16 | 3-4 p.m.

July 23 | 12-1 p.m.

Engineering student

Academic Life

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

May 19 | 1:30-2:30 p.m.

June 16 | 1-2 p.m.

July 20 | 1-2 p.m.

Student working on computer

Dollars & Sense

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

May 20 | 12-1 p.m.

June 16 | 10-11 a.m.

July 20 | 3-4 p.m.

Students abroad

Taking Your Education Global

Explore opportunities to take your education abroad.

May 20 | 2-3 p.m.

June 17 | 2-3 p.m.

July 22 | 2-3 p.m.

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.

May 21 | 12-1 p.m.

June 16 | 2:30-3:30 p.m.

July 21 | 12-1 p.m.


Student support

First Generation College Students

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

May 21 | 2-3 p.m.

June 15 | 2-3 p.m.

July 21 | 2-3 p.m.

Student on campus

The College Transition

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

May 22 | 1-2 p.m.

June 15 | 1-2 p.m.

July 22 | 3-4 p.m.


Student receiving support

Student Health & Wellness

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

May 27 | 11 a.m. - noon

June 17 | 11 a.m. - noon

July 22 | 11 a.m. – noon

Student athletes

Student-Athletes & Families

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

May 27 | 3-4 p.m.

June 18 | 12-1 p.m.

July 23 | 3-4 p.m.

Students downtown

Staying Safe On & Off Campus

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

May 28 | 2-3 p.m.

June 17 | 1-2 p.m.

July 21 | 11 a.m. – noon

Students in dorm room

Living on Campus

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

May 29 | 1-2 PM

June 19 | 1-2 PM

July 24 | 12-1 PM


Helpful Resources


campus map

Campus Map


Campus Lingo

virtual tour

Virtual Tour

students on campus

Campus Photo Gallery

Stay Connected 


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.

North Central College student