Orientation FAQs

Open/Close section Is NSO mandatory for all new students?

All incoming students should attend a New or Transfer Student Orientation to learn some great information about the college and register for classes on the same day!

Open/Close section What happens at Orientation?

At Orientation you will learn about campus resources, technology and other tips that will help you be successful. Best of all, you get to register for the schedule you want on the same day!

Open/Close section How do I register for Orientation?

Once you have completed your application to HCC and turned in all necessary paperwork, you will receive an invitation via email to register for one of our upcoming sessions.

Open/Close section When do Orientations happen?

Our Orientations typically run from May-July for the Fall semester, and October-December for our Spring semester.

Open/Close section When do I register for my classes?

You register for classes at your Orientation. You will have campus advisement staff available to help you enroll and answer any questions you have.

Open/Close section What do I do if I need to reschedule my Orientation?

Due to event limits, please try your best to keep the original session you choose. If you need to reschedule, please reach out to sscu@hostos.cuny.edu and let us know..

Open/Close section Where is Orientation located?

All Orientation sessions are currently being held in a virtual environment. Once you register for a session, you will receive a confirmation email with all necessary information on attending your session!

Open/Close section What happens if I do not attend Orientation?

Students who do not attend Orientation will miss out on the basics to help you succeed at HCC. You will also end up choosing classes at a later time than most other students, which may result in a less than ideal schedule due to less class sections being available.

Open/Close section I have attended orientation, where can I find more information?

Now that you have attended one of our orientation or walk in events, please click below for a checklist of important to do items that can lead to a successful start of the semester. [Checklist]

Open/Close section Where can I find information about Campus Support Services?

We know navigating resources around campus can be challenging at times. To help, we have created a list Campus Support Services that can help you learn and connect with our various campus resources and services.