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New Student Orientation

Maybe you're wondering about some of these things:

• How does college differ from high school?
• What if I haven’t been in school for a long time?
• What will classes be like?
• Do I have the skills necessary for college?
• What is there to do for fun on campus?
• What if I don’t have a major declared?

• Where do I go for help if needed?
• Can I work on campus?
• How do I meet people?
• How will I pay for my education?
• What can I do to insure that I will be successful at PVCC and beyond?


New Student Orientation

Your New Student Advising and Orientation session is a wonderful opportunity to get questions answered and learn to navigate the college experience. It is also an opportunity to make friends and get connected to PVCC! Academic Advisors will assist you with planning for your future and choosing your classes. They will advise you concerning certificate and degree options, placement test interpretation and course descriptions. You will also enroll in your first term of classes.

New Student Orientation Sessions

2:00PM - 5:00PM Mondays -  July 11, July 18, July 25

10:00AM - 1:00PM Tuesdays - June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26

4:00PM - 7:00PM Wednesdays - June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27

2:00PM - 5:00PM Thursdays - June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28

All sessions are in the E building, Computer Commons room 152, and will last approx. 3 hrs.
Please Walk-In - No prior registration required
Please arrive 15 min. prior to the start of the session for registration.

What should you bring to your Advising/Orientation Session?

  • Copy/printout of your placement test scores
  • Photo Identification
  • MEID ( username) and password

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Contact Us

Student Development
Paradise Valley Community College

Black Mountain – New Student Orientation
Building: Orion Hall
Phone: (602) 493-2600
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 6:30pm
*Friday 8:00am-2:00pm
Closed on Fridays during the summer (May 20-Aug 5)


New Student Orientation in the CPA