Transfer Student Orientation

Welcome to North Central College!

We are so happy you are here! Let this page be your one-stop shop to all things North Central!

You may be extremely familiar with the college environment or this might be your first experience, but the Office of Orientation is here to help! The one-day orientation sessions are created to address your needs and lead you to success.

Orientation is designed with you in mind!

Orientation for transfer students is a mandatory one-day program that is comprised of sessions to introduce you to what life is like at North Central. During Orientation, you will learn about the many programs and services that are available to you as a student, meet with an academic advisor, and register for your courses.

Orientation Leaders, who are upperclass students, will share their Cardinal Experience with you, answer your questions, and do their best to ensure your smooth transition into the Cardinal community!

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Preparation for Academic Advising

Check out the video linked below for more information on how to use Student Planning to search and register for classes, to plan future courses, and to track your progress toward your degree requirements. If you have additional questions, contact us at

Student Planning

Helpful Resources

Campus Map

Campus Map

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Campus Lingo

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Virtual Tour

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Campus Photo Gallery

Stay Connected 


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.

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Finding Academic Success

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

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Dollars & Sense

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

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Students abroad

Taking Your Education Global

Explore opportunities to take your education abroad.

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Student preparing for their career

Career Development

Our students do not just find jobs—they launch careers. Learn more about achieving your post-grad goals.

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Student support

First Generation College Students

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

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The College Transition

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

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Student Health & Wellness

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

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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.

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Downtown Naperville

Staying Safe On & Off Campus

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

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Living on Campus

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

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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

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