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Student Orientation

We are thrilled to welcome you to Columbia-Greene Community College’s Summer Orientation program! This summer, we have several events designed to give new or re-enrolled students like you a great kick off to your academic and social experience at the College.

Upcoming Events

College Orientation (Open to all students)

Wednesday, August 30; 5:00 p.m.

This event will identify the various College platforms and resources which will help you with classwork, being an active member of the College, and achieving your definition of success. Participation is very strongly encouraged.

Guests and family members are welcome to attend as we have a separate program for those attending.

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If you have any questions this summer, please contact us at 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Welcome Day events are an opportunity to visit and learn about campus, take care of business regarding necessary paperwork and account information, and have all necessary paperwork and important items completed before the semester starts. Attendance is optional but this productive three-hour event is worth attending.

Orientation, held on August 25, provides much more hands-on information regarding life as a student at CGCC. There will be specific academic sessions with faculty, opportunities to learn about free support services & resources available to students, and time with your classmates. Attendance at this event is strongly encouraged.

If your academic program (i.e.: Automotive Technology, Construction Technology, or Nursing) has a required training or orientation, you must attend that event as well. These specific events are for new students within a program and will review necessary safety items, course information, and other important things to those only in the program who must attend to start classes. If you are in an academic program with one of these events, you should attend both and communication will be sent to only students who have one to attend.

To register for a Welcome Day use the following link: Welcome Day Registration

Advance the calendar to select the day that works best for you. When registering you will also be able to select if you also plan to take placement tests on the same day.

The Welcome Day, and Student Orientation registration link can be found here: or by following the click path: Academics > Student Orientation

Placement tests are recommended to specific students during their advising session. If you are unsure if you need to take a placement test, please contact or to inquire.

Please click the following link to register: Friday, August 25 at 9:00am

We strongly encourage all students to make arrangements to be present on August 25, but we understand if there is an unplanned conflict. Please contact if you have a conflict.

All Orientation events are free to students and their guests.

Yes! Students are eligible to bring guests to any of the hosted events. Please indicate their attendance on your registration form as we will use that information when planning materials and event logistics.

Of course!
Refreshments and beverages will be provided at the Welcome Days.
Refreshments, beverages, and a full lunch will be provided at the Orientation event on August 25.