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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:

  • 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 (Orientation)

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

Friday, May 31, 20199 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Performance Hall (Bldg E)
Friday, June 28, 2019
9 a.m. to 2 p..mPerformance Hall (Bldg E)
Monday, July 15, 20195:30 to 7 p.m.
M121/122 (Bldg M)
Friday, July 26, 2019
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gym (Bldg G)
Friday, Aug. 9, 20199 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Performance Hall (Bldg E)
Saturday, Aug. 17, 201910 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gym (Bldg G)
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 20195:30 to 7 p.m.
M121/122 (Bldg M)
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)

Subject to change. In the event of inclement weather, check this website for rescheduling information. For more information, please call 972-860-5267.

Preview Days typically consist of the following activities:

- Check-In/Resource Fair/Welcome

- Icebreaker

- Panel Discussions

- General Session

- ConnectSuns Sessions

- Campus Tours

- Parent College Session

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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