New Student Orientation

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We are thrilled to welcome you to the Bruin Community and introduce you to the resources in place for your success! New Student Orientation (NSO) is a great way to learn about KCC’s campus, resources, and get you acquainted with some of the folks who are dedicated to your success here at the College.

New Student Orientation will be offered completely online for the Spring 2022 Semester. Please work with your Academic Advisor to register for KCCS-C150-90. After registering for the course, it will appear in your Moodle (accessed via the KCC Portal)on the first day of the Fall semester. NSO is self-directed and includes several brief videos as well as a pre- and post-assessment. You will have until the end of the semester to complete NSO with a passing score of 80% or higher.

Kellogg Community College requires our students to participate in NSO to make sure that all students are given the information and tools they need to succeed and made aware of the resources they have access to as students at KCC.

NSO covers several important areas to help you hit the ground running at KCC. After orientation you will:

  • Be familiar with the faces behind the services on campus that are here to help you
  • Have an understanding of what is available at KCC outside the classroom
  • Know how to access/ request KCC resources and services
  • Be more successful! Research shows that students who go through an orientation earn a higher GPA than those who do not!

You can reference these resources at any time through the orientation handbook linked here.

If any of the pieces of orientation give you any trouble, we’re here to help! Call Student Life at 269-565-2634, email, or use Microsoft Teams to connect with Kristin McDermott (Student Life Director).