First Year Experience

Online Orientation

If you were unable to attend our in-person orientation, you will need to complete the online orientation, which gives you information about the college, its resources and how to be successful.



Throughout the semester, OCtech provides workshops and tips for students to be successful. Students will receive information about workshops through D2L’s campus announcements.

Spring 2020 First Year Experience Workshops

Crash Course on Computer Skills
Drop by to get help with D2L, Connect, Online Classes and downloading Office 365.
Tuesday, January 14 or Wednesday, January 15 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (in the Library)

Student Success Center Meet & Greet
Wednesday, January 22 from 1:00 PM -3:00 PM (in the Library)

Time Management-Create a study plan
Wednesday, February 5 at 2:00 PM (in the Library)

Study Skills
Tuesday, February 11 from 12:30 PM (Gulbrandsen Room on the second floor of Building S)
Wednesday, February 12 from 2:00 PM (Gulbrandsen Room on the second floor of Building S)

Financial Literacy
Wednesday, February 19 at 2:00 PM (in Building R-Room 205)

Writing and Research Hour
Stop by at 1:00 to get help with your research and papers.
Wednesdays, April 8, April 15 and April 22 (in the Library)

First-Year Experience Tips

Get to know your professors and classmates.

Familiarize yourself with D2L and any online programs required for class.

Do not be afraid to ask for help.

Take time to understand your syllabus and class expectations and requirements.

Deadlines are real. Turn work in on time. Any grade is better than a zero on an assignment.

Do not wait until the last minute to do your assignments.

Set up a schedule for study time.

Organize due dates from your syllabus and class in a calendar.

Learn how to take notes.

Spend time studying on campus.

Check your D2L and school e-mail daily.