Orientation

Orientation for credit students is designed to introduce you to Cedar Valley College. During your orientation session, you will learn about the registration process and the many ways we can help you succeed on and off campus.


All new first-time-in-college students are required to attend CVC Preview Day (formerly New Student Orientation).

Cedar Valley offers a face-to face orientation program to prepare new students for college and present information about:

  • registration for classes
  • 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

Preview Day is free of charge. Parents of new students are welcome to attend, and they will benefit from a special session geared toward parents' questions.

Preview Days or Orientation Sessions allow you to learn details about the college and provide academic advising/registration services and a campus tour.

Preview Days (New Student Orientation)

Below is the current schedule for CVC Preview Days. These are scheduled on multiple days and times throughout the year for the convenience of students and parents.

Friday, Oct. 11, 20199 a.m. to 7 p.m.M121/122 (Bldg M)
Monday, Nov. 18, 20195:30 to 7 p.m.M121/122 (Bldg M)
Friday, Dec. 13, 20199 a.m. to 2 p.m.M121/122 (Bldg M)
Saturday, Jan. 11, 20209 a.m. to 2 p.m.M121/122 (Bldg M)