The MCC mascot, Roary the lion, stands before the door to building B. A banner says Welcome Students.

New Student Orientation

We're excited to meet and welcome you as a member of the MCC Scots Family!

New Student Orientation (NSO) is:

  • one of the first steps in beginning your academic journey at MCC.
  • an important program designed to support your success at MCC!

When Will You Attend MCC?

To ensure that you're comfortable and prepared before the Fall semester begins, join us for our two-part orientation experience.

Part I: Online Orientation

Part I of our experience provides an in-depth overview of the College’s services, resources, support systems, and other opportunities. This should take approximately 30 minutes to complete; however, you can stop and restart the orientation session at any time.

Part I: Online NSO requires your MCC username and password to be completed. You'll receive your login information within 72 hours after you've submitted your application.
Guest Access does not require login information but does not complete the Online NSO requirement. Contact the New Student Orientation team if you’ve completed the Online Guest Orientation.

Start Part I: Online New Student Orientation »

Part II: In-Person Orientation and Course Registration

After completing Part I, complete the in-person Part II session. We'll email the link to register for Part II to your MCC-issued student email address in March of 2024.

Part II: In-Person New Student Orientation is not required for part-time students (11 credits or less), students who are 21 years of age or older, students who have completed 24 college credits at MCC or at another college or university, or fully online students. Contact the New Student Orientation team for your next steps.

At In-Person Orientation, you'll:

  • Register for classes with Academic Advisors and MCC Staff
  • Get an MCC Student ID
  • Meet MCC Faculty
  • Learn about services, resources, and support programs
  • Enjoy some food and games, and, of course, win prizes and other giveaways!

Fall 2024 New Student Orientation Dates:

  • Friday, April 26, 2024 - registration opening soon
  • Thursday, June 6, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2024
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2024
  • Thursday, July 25, 2024
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2024

Fall 2024 courses will be viewable to plan on March 11, 2024, so you're still ahead of the game! We'll email an update in March 2024 with more information.

We're looking forward to helping you prepare for your first semester at MCC!

Contact the New Student Orientation team with questions.


To ensure you are comfortable and prepared before the Spring semester begins, join us for our two-part orientation experience.

Part I: Online Orientation

Part I of our experience provides an in-depth overview of the College’s services, resources, support systems, and other opportunities. This should take approximately 30 minutes to complete; however, you can stop and restart the orientation session at any time.

Part I: Online NSO requires your MCC username and password to be completed. You'll receive your login information within 72 hours after you've submitted your application.
Guest Access does not require login information but does not complete the Online NSO requirement. Contact the New Student Orientation team if you’ve completed the Online Guest Orientation.

Start Part I: Online New Student Orientation »

Part II: Registration and Course Planning

Once you complete your Online Orientation, contact the Academic Advising office if you need assistance planning your classes or have other questions about getting started. You can schedule your appointment online, call (815) 479-7565, or stop by the advising office in A257 as a drop-in during our office hours.

Thank you for your interest in getting started at MCC in the Summer semester!

See summer courses now. Start registering for summer courses on March 11, 2024.

New summer students who intend to continue into the Fall semester should complete the two-part orientation experience. Keep an eye on your MCC-issued email address for more information in March.

If you're a summer-only student, see the steps to become a Summer-Only Student.

Contact the New Student Orientation team with questions.