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North Central College Student Orientation

Welcome to your Summer Orientation! 

Summer Orientation is designed to provide everything you need for a successful start to classes in the fall. North Central College is dedicated to your success and following all necessary precautions to transition students successfully through Summer Orientation into the Fall Semester.

Click here to access the orientation page on the HUB (note: you will need your North Central College username and password for access).

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Summer Orientation 2021

We are excited you are joining us for Fall 2021. Whether you are coming as a first-year student or a transfer student, our Summer Orientation will ensure that your transition to North Central College is smooth and enjoyable. In prioritizing health and safety for 2021, we have designed a hybrid model of Summer Orientation that will provide your academic advising and class registration steps online and a condensed and interactive in-person/online synchronous orientation program. 

Through our Summer Orientation program, students will:

  • connect with peers in meaningful ways and share experiences to broaden their community
  • discover North Central's traditions and campus culture
  • learn about and deepen their understanding of the College's services and procedures that students and families use throughout their time at North Central
  • intellectually engage with faculty, staff, and other students to strengthen their understanding of the academic expectations of the college experience, including the General Education curriculum, engaged learning, and academic advising
  • enhance their understanding of College requirements and resources designed to support students as they strive for academic success

We have designed a step-by-step guide for students and their families as they navigate their summer experience. This guide includes steps for success through academic advising and the Summer Orientation Day schedule. 

These resources can be found on our internal Summer Orientation HUB page. (note: you will need your username and password for access)

Preparation for Academic Advising

These videos will help prepare you for success when you meet with your academic advisor. Click here for a more step-by-step guide to preparing for your academic advising session. (note: you will need your North Central College username and password for access)

Helpful Resources


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Campus Map


Campus Lingo

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Virtual Tour

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Campus Photo Gallery

Stay Connected 

2020 Webinars (updates coming in Summer 2021)

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.

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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

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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

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The College Transition

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

Webinar Recording


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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

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Staying Safe On & Off Campus

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

Webinar Recording

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Living on Campus

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

Webinar Recording



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.

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