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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:

  • 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.

Fall 2019 Orientation Dates

Unless otherwise noted, orientation sessions take place in the Performance Hall in Building E. The dates for Fall 2019 will be posted when they are available.

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

Dallas Promise/Rising Star Students: Check back for additional information.

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.