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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?


iStartSmart New Student Group Advising and 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.


March 23 - March 26
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday : 4:45pm - 8pm

March 30 - April 1
Monday & Wednesday: 4:45pm - 8pm

April 6 - May 7
Monday & Thursday: 2:15pm - 5:30pm


All sessions are in the E building, Computer Commons, 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

Join Our Team

Learn more about our Orientation Leaders/Ambassadors program and find out how you can get involved.

Contact Us

Student Development
Paradise Valley Community College

New Student Orientation in the CPA