All new first-time-in-college students are required to attend Trail Blazer Orientation.
North Lake offers a face-to face orientation program to prepare new students for college and present information about:
  • eConnect and using this system to access your academic information and register for classes
  • campus resources available to help students
  • academic information, such as Core and degree requirements, certificate, technical, and workforce programs 
  • tuition payment and financial aid
  • key characteristics of a successful college student
Orientation is free of charge. Parents of new students are welcome to attend, and they will benefit from a special session geared toward parents' questions.
Orientation takes place in the Performance Hall on Central Campus.
Students no longer register for orientation in person. Register for orientation by emailing celdridge@dcccd.edu with the date you would like to attend.
While you're here, if you plan on driving to NLC, make sure you get a free parking sticker at the Student Resource Center. Parking decals are required for all students.

Spring 2017 Orientation Dates

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. EDUZ 1000 70751
Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDUZ 1000 70752 - Cancelled
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. EDUZ 1000 70753

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDUZ 1000 70754

Required New Student Success Courses

Help for new students doesn't stop at orientation. The required classes Learning Frameworks (EDUC 1300) and Educational Alternatives (HDEV 0092) are designed to help you develop skills to improve your success in college, life and work. Topics include adapting to college, thriving in the classroom, setting and achieving goals, and career planning.



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Office Hours & Contacts
MTWR 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sa & Su Closed

Candace Eldridge, Orientation Coordinator 
Central Campus, H201
Unless otherwise noted, orientation sessions take place in the Performance Hall on Central Campus.

In the event of inclement weather, check this website for rescheduling information.