New Student Orientation

Welcome to Cochise College

New Student Orientation programs are designed to provide you with information, resources, tools and tips to help you and your family make a successful transition to college life. Attending orientation will help you be better prepared for your first semester. At orientation you will also be able to connect with key faculty and staff members, become familiar with your campus and learn about all of the many resources, opportunities and support networks available at Cochise College. You must be registered to attend orientation.

At this time new student orientation is offered for the fall semester only.

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Let’s Begin. Select your campus location to learn about your orientation program at Cochise College.


New Student Orientation is an essential part of your college experience and provides a foundation for success.

This exciting, interactive one-day experience will help you get acclimated to Cochise College and show you the resources and tools essential for your college career. During your orientation experience, you will:

  •  Learn about academic expectations
  •  Meet new and current students
  •  Explore ways to get involved at Cochise
  •  Learn about the college’s services and resources
  •  Take a campus tour

Pre-Orientation Registration

All newly admitted freshmen are eligible to register for New Student Orientation. If you have not applied to be a Cochise College student already, apply here on our application page Once you are admitted and ready for course registration proceed to Step One.

Step 1
Register for Orientation

Registration can be done on or with an advisor during a scheduled appointment. To schedule an appointment with your academic advisor, email or call (520)515-5483. Orientation programs are specific to campus. Sessions fill up fast, so be sure to sign up soon.

Sierra Vista Campus New Student Orientation CRN: 40775

Douglas Campus New Student Orientation CRN:

Step 2
Prepare for Orientation

New Student Checklist (PDF)

From financial aid and placement exams to ID cards and registration, review the list of items that need to be in place before you attend orientation.

Step 3
Attend Orientation Day

What to Expect on Orientation Day

How do I get to campus? Where do I park? What will I be doing at orientation? Get answers to all of your orientation day questions and view a sample agenda.

What To Expect

What to Expect on Orientation Day

Your Cochise College experience begins here. New Student Orientation offers the tools and information you need to kick-start your college career. Come prepared and ready to meet with key faculty and staff, learn about university resources and student clubs, meet classmates and much more.

Orientation Day Check-In

Review your orientation confirmation email, sent to your student email account, for specific times and locations. Orientation is a one-day, 2-hour program and check-in begins 15 minutes prior.

Orientation Highlights

-College Welcome
-Resource Fair
-Q&A Panel
-Future of College
-Optional Tour


Tips for a Successful Orientation Day

Directions and Parking

Allow yourself plenty of time to travel to your orientation destination. Print parking and directions information for your program location. Orientations for both the Sierra Vista Campus and Douglas Campus will be held in the Student Union.

Sierra Vista Campus Map

Douglas Campus Map

What to Wear

Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. You may want to bring a light sweater for some of the chilly, climate-controlled rooms used during orientation and a water bottle to stay hydrated.

What to Bring

ID. You are required to show identification at check-in (Cochise College ID).


Online Campus Orientation

Review the video tutorials below for assistance with logging into your student account and other essential skills for online and local students.