Female student in KCC apparelNew Student Orientation

Kellogg Community College orientation is held periodically throughout each semester on the College’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek. Register for new student orientation or read the below information to complete your orientation online. If you are a new student pursuing a degree or certificate from KCC, you will need to complete the Six Steps to Success at KCC. Please contact the Admissions office at 269-965-4153 or adm@kellogg.edu with any questions.

Online Orientation

Welcome to the student online orientation. After orientation you will:

  • Be more successful. Research shows that students who go through orientation earn a higher GPA than those who do not.
  • Find out about campus resources. Discover what you have access to, where to go, and how to use the services.
  • Learn what to expect from the college classroom.
  • Get tips on how to be a successful student.
  • Find out about important college publications like the catalog and schedule.

Kellogg Community College offers the following associate degrees:

  • AA Associate in Arts
  • AS Associate in Science
  • AGS Associate in General Studies
  • ACJ Associate in Criminal Justice
  • AIS Associate in International Studies

and Associates in Applied Science in over 40 occupational programs. There are more than 30 certificate programs offered and 100 transfer programs.

Quick Facts

We have over 14,500 students at five locations!

  • Main Campus, Battle Creek.
  • Eastern Academic Center, Albion.
  • Fehsenfeld Center, Hastings.
  • Grahl Center, Coldwater.
  • Regional Manufacturing Technology Center, Battle Creek.

There are three semesters per academic year:

  • Fall – September through mid-December
  • Spring – early January through early May
  • Summer – mid-May through mid-August

We have five athletic teams:

  • Women’s Sports – Volleyball, Softball and Basketball
  • Men’s Sports – Baseball and Basketball
  • Our mascot is the Bruin.

KCC’s Website On our Website you will find information about classes, resources, the calendar of campus events, and much more.

Student Success

These are the 6 Steps to Success at KCC:

Step 1

Apply to KCC (General or selective)

Step 2

Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships On the Financial Aid page you will find FAFSA forms and help; private, local, and national scholarship information, and transfer financial aid information. Tip: be sure to log-in to your KCC student email account for up-to-date information about the status of your financial aid! All correspondence from the Financial Aid Office will be through your KCC email.

Step 3

Complete the New Student Orientation

Step 4

Take the Assessment Test (COMPASS). ACT English and Reading scores may be used for placement instead of the Compass writing skills and reading components. The Testing & Assessment Center is located in the Ohm Information Technology Center. Hours of Operation: Mondays: 10:00 a.m. — 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Step 5

Meet with an Academic Advisor – Talk to an advisor face-to-face or online. Advisors can help at any location with:

  • Course selection.
  • Career exploration.
  • Selective admissions programs like Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Medical Lab Technician, Physical Therapy Assistant, and Radiography.
  • Transfer Guides & Educational Plans.

Step 6

Register and Pay for Classes

Information System/Technology


Username Your username will be the letter k and your 7 digit student or college ID number. Example: Robert Grass, ID# 0123456 = k0123456 Password Your initial password will be your 6 digit birth date (mmddyy) and when you login you should change it immediately. Your password is also called “universal password”. Example: June 7, 1986 = 060786

Bruin Portal/Email

The Bruin Portal is the gateway to web services. It is accessed at the top right of KCC’s website main page and other pages. If you have problems logging in, check the Portal Help information.

KRIS System/Technology

The Kellogg Registration Information System (KRIS) allows you to:

  • Add, drop, and withdraw from classes
  • View and print your class schedule
  • Print unofficial transcripts and request official ones
  • Check your grades – you must check grades online; they are NOT mailed to you
  • Check your account balance and make payments
  • Check on your Financial Aid status

You can access KRIS through the Web Portal.

Help Desk

Located in the Learning Resource Center (library), the IS Help Desk offers support for Macs and PCs:

  • KRIS
  • Web Portal
  • Email
  • Wireless
  • Office
  • Windows
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Hot Topics
  • Online Mini-Movies
  • Download Software
  • Moodle

Alerting System

  • Receive immediate notification
    • Closings, cancellations, power outages, weather/security alerts
  • Alerts sent by text or email to:
    • KCC or personal e-mail account
    • Alert also appears on KCC home page
    • Receive alerts for all campus locations or a specific campus

Subscription is free but the individual is responsible for fees charged by their service provider for text or email. To sign up go to the KCC home page, login to portal, and follow the link under KCC Links (KCC Alert Notification Signup).


College Catalog

The KCC College Catalog offers:

  • General KCC information
  • Degree and Certificate Requirements
  • Transfer Information/MACRAO Agreement
  • Courses of Instruction
  • Be sure you have the correct catalog.
  • The curriculum outlined in your catalog is the one you will follow until you leave KCC.
  • Hold on to your hard copy catalog.
  • Remember, it’s online!


In the KCC Schedule you will find:

  • Tuition rates
  • Any additional fees for a course
  • Visual key to course schedules
  • Course listings and pre-requisites
  • Registration form
  • Campus maps

Student Handbook

KCC policies and procedures

Student Life


Bruin Bookstore Main campus bookstore stocks:

  • New and used textbooks for all campuses
  • Supplies (pens, disks, notebooks, etc.)
  • Educationally priced software
  • KCC apparel and gifts

Records and Registration offers similar services as the Web Portal, only in person:

  • Register for classes
  • Enrollment verification
  • Graduation information
  • Request official transcripts
  • Change name, address, phone number
  • Make payments: Tuition, fines, and fees

Career & Employment Services The Career & Employment Services office provides a full range of employment services:

  • On-campus work
  • Résumé and cover letter writing
  • Interview assistance
  • Job lead development
  • Online job search support
  • Employment resource center

Support Services The Support Services Department offers:

  • Special Populations Program: disability, low-income, non-traditional, single parent/pregnant woman, displaced homemaker, academic need, and/or limited English proficiency.
  • Student Support Services Program
  • Tutoring services

Business Office

What to Expect in the Classroom

  • Lectures
  • Group Work
  • Discussions
  • Technology

Instructor’s Expectations

  • Reading the syllabus. The course syllabus is your roadmap to the semester; you will obtain one syllabus for each course you are registered for. You should expect to get the syllabus from your instructor during the first week of classes. A syllabus includes: young female student studying
    • Learning Outcomes – what you are expected to learn from the course.
    • Attendance Policy – each instructor has the right to develop his/her own attendance policy.
    • Grading System
    • Required Course Materials – not just books, you may also be required to read articles, websites, magazines, or other related material.
    • Tentative Course Outline – the instructor has the right to change this outline at any time.
    • Instructor’s office hours and contact information.
  • Completing homework
  • Class participation

In the Classroom Instructors generally expect:

  • For students to understand all assignments, even assignments that aren’t covered in class. Every assignment is a possible exam question; if you don’t understand an assignment and it’s not covered in class, be sure to talk with your instructor to make sure you understand every assignment.
  • That students will think critically and independently – develop your own opinions and be able to communicate your thoughts in an educated, respectable manner; don’t simply regurgitate thoughts.

Outside the Classroom

  • Time management … learn it, live it.
  • Use a planner, if you don’t already.
  • Create a support system: be aware of campus resources; discuss your education with family and friends
  • Change your behavior or learn to manage it.
  • Minimize procrastination
  • Find your ideal study location (try studying on campus)
  • Communicate: let your instructors know when/if you’re feeling overwhelmed.

Academic Resources

Morris Learning Resource Center (LRC)

  • The “LRC” is the library.
  • Collections you have access to:
    – Books, Periodicals, Magazines, and Journals
    – Electronic Databases – even from home!
    – Media – DVDs, CDs, and Videos
  • Interlibrary Loan Service
  • Private group study rooms
  • Laptop loan service

The Bridge staff will help students develop skills in:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Basics
  • Study Skills

This is a FREE service including study areas and a computer lab. QUESTIONS? If you have any questions please contact the Enrollment Services office at 269-965-4153.