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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. Recordings of past webinars are available with both English and Spanish subtitles.


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. Webinar recordings include an option for subtitles in both English and Spanish.

Students working together

Commuter Life & Programing

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

Webinar Recording

Engineering student

Finding Academic Success

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

Webinar Recording

Student working on computer

Dollars & Sense

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

Webinar Recording

Students abroad

Taking Your Education Global

Explore opportunities to take your education abroad.

Webinar Recording

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.

Webinar Recording


Student support

First Generation College Students

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

Webinar Recording

Student on campus

The College Transition

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

Webinar Recording


Student receiving support

Student Health & Wellness

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

Webinar Recording

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.

Webinar Recording

Students downtown

Staying Safe On & Off Campus

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

Webinar Recording

Students in dorm room

Living on Campus

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

Webinar Recording


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