New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation (NSO) is mandatory for all first-time to college students. It is an important first-step toward a great start at KCC. NSO will introduce you to the ABCs of attending KCC: advising, belonging, and culture. At NSO, you will choose classes appropriate to your academic goals, meet classmates and faculty members, get advice from peer mentors, and learn about campus resources and expectations of you as a college student. NSO is comprised of three parts:
- At NSO Part I, you will learn about what it is like to be a college student. You will explore why you are in college and learn what is necessary to be a successful college student. You will also learn about the financial aid process and how to prepare for the COMPASS Placement Test. You can complete the NSO Part I online or in-person. You will need to get your MyUH username and password in order to register for NSO Part I.
- At NSO Part II, you will register for classes appropriate to your academic goals, meet classmates and faculty members, and get advice from peer mentors. You will also learn about the different tools KCC students use to plan and monitor a successful college career. You must complete NSO Part I before attending NSO Part II.
- NSO Part III will ensure that you are ready for the first day of school. You will learn about campus resources, different ways you can get involved with the KCC community, and have the opportunity to attend First-Year Success Workshops. You will also have the opportunity to meet other new students and interact with them in games and activities.
To register for the New Student Orientation go to the First-Year Experience website
Besides the new student orientation there are other orientation activities that you might be interested in.
Department Orientations: If you are a new student accepted into a program such as Culinary Arts, Emergency Medical Services, Health Sciences, Legal, or Nursing, you may be expected to participate in a department orientation. The department will contact you if an orientation is required.
Information Sessions: Departments and programs often provide "how to get started" sessions for their students. Some of these are group sessions and others can be arranged by appointment. Contact the Kekaulike Information and Service Center for more information.
International Student Orientations: The Honda International Center offers orientations for students accepted on student visas (F-1). We suggest that the international student attend these sessions prior to the new student orientation. For more information, see "Honda International Center" under the Related Links section.
Distance Education Information: Online information for students thinking of taking a course using distance learning technologies such as the Internet, interactive television (ITV), and educational cable television. For more information, see "Distance Learning under the Related Links section.