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.

Fall 2019 First Year Experience Workshops

Crash Course on Computer Skills
Help with D2L, Connect, Online Classes and downloading Office 365. Stop by at one of the following times.
Tuesday, August 21; Wednesday, August 22; Monday, August 26; and Tuesday, August 27 at 10:00 AM or 1:00 PM (in the Library)

Student Success Center Drop-in
Wednesday, August 28 from 1:00 PM -3:00 PM (in the Library)

Study Skills
Tuesday, September 10 from 12:30 PM (Gulbrandsen Room on the second floor of Building S)
Wednesday, September 11 from 4:30 PM (Gulbrandsen Room on the second floor of Building S)

Time Management-Create a study plan
Wednesday, September 18 at 1:00 PM (in the Library)

Writing and Research Crash Course
Stop by at 1:00 to get help with your research and papers.
Wednesdays, November 6, November 13 and November 20 (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.