New Student Orientation

Welcome to CCCC! We are excited that you have chosen to attend CCCC. Central Carolina's New Student Orientation program is a wonderful opportunity to get questions answered and get started navigating the logistics associated with starting college or transferring from one school to another. It is also an opportunity to make friends and have FUN!

The New Student Orientation program hosts organized, purposeful, and positive introduction sessions for all new CCCC students and their families. These sessions help them become familiar with services and programs vital to their successful transition as full and active members of the CCCC community. Partnering collaboratively with other college offices and departments, these sessions help students gain the skills, information and meaningful relationships important to successful long-term academic and personal outcome.

Lee Campus

1105 Kelly Dr. • Sanford, NC 27330-9840
Classroom & Fitness Center (CFC) (17) Building (Get Map)

June 15   Register
June 29 (Evening Session)   Register
July 19   Register
July 28 (Evening Session)   Register
August 3   Register
August 4 (Evening Session)   Register

Harnett Campus

1075 E. Cornelius Harnett Blvd. • Lillington, NC 27546-7672
Miriello Administration (01) Building (Get Map)

June 21   Register
July 20   Register

Chatham Campus

764 West Street • Pittsboro, NC 27312-8822
Health/Cont. Ed (02) Building (Get Map)

June 28   Register
July 14   Register


Sample Day Schedule

Time Event Location
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Check-In CFC, Lobby
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Placement Test Review (Students Pre-Registered for this) CFC, Room 810
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Campus Tours CFC, Lobby
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Welcome Session CFC Gym
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions I
Session 1: Partnering with Students (For Family and Friends) CFC, Gym
Session 2: Exploring CCCC Bingo (Students)
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program, Red Cross, MADE/WADE, Student Government Association, Student Ambassadors, Athletics, Phi Beta Lambda, Broadcast Club, Gaming Club, TRIO - Veterans & Upward Bound, Special Populations, Bookstore, Career Services, TRIO – Student Support Services, Student Learning Resources Outside of Student Center
12:05 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. Lunch with Faculty Please sit with faculty from your Academic Program Student Center, Hockaday Hall
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Introduction to Academic Advising & AVISO CFC Gym
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions II (Choose One)
Student Panel CFC, Room 814
Library Services CFC, Gym
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Money Matters: Paying for College CFC Gym
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions III (Choose One)
Distance Education CFC, Gym
Registrar's Office & Security & Parking CFC, Room 814
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Academic Advising & Registration (Choose One)
Academic Advising & Registration (Non-Registered Students) Welcome Center, Bell Hall
Academic Advising (Registered) CFC, Gym
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Group Meet Ups (Non-Traditional, Adult Learners, First Time in College, TRIO) CFC Lobby
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Check-Out (Parking Pass, Student ID, Student Planner, NSO Survey, TRIO Cards) Library

Note Regarding Check-In Times: We encourage you to check-in beginning at 8:30am if you are planning to attend the optional “Placement Test Review” session beginning at 8:45am. If you are not attending this session, please plan to arrive and check-in by 9:30am.

Sample Evening Schedule

Time Event Location
3:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Check-In CFC, Lobby
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Academic Advising & Register for Classes If you haven’t registered for spring 2016 classes, we encourage you to arrive early for Advising and Registration. CFC, Lobby
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Placement Test Review CFC, 810
3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Campus Tours CFC, Lobby
5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Welcome Session CFC, Gym
5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Meet & Greet with Faculty Meet with faculty from your Academic Program. Snacks Served. CFC, Gym
5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Introduction to Academic Advising & AVISO CFC, Gym
6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Distance Education CFC, Gym
6:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Money Matters: Paying for College CFC, Gym
7:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions I (Choose One)
Student Panel CFC, Room 814
Library Services CFC, Room Gym
7:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Group Meet Ups (Non-Traditional, Adult Learners, First Time in College, TRIO Student Support Services) CFC, Gym
7:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Check-Out (Parking Pass, Student ID, Student Planner, NSO Survey, TRIO Cards) CFC, Lobby

Note Regarding Check-In Times: We encourage you to check-in beginning at 3:15pm if you are planning to attend the optional “Placement Test Review” session beginning at 3:30pm. If you need to get registered for courses, please plan to check beginning at 3:00pm. If you are not planning to attend either session, please plan to arrive and check-in by 4:30pm.

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Students who need an accommodation during the New Student Orientation program, should provide this information on the Registration Form.

We will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations based on the information provided to insure that students can maximize their participation and enjoyment during the New Student Orientation Program. The time of notification and the nature of the accommodation requested may limit the services that can be provided. However, we will work with the Special Populations Office to review each request and determine services that may be available.

If a student has a temporary disability or injury after registration, for which mobility assistance or other services may be needed, please email our office to make the necessary arrangements at

To contact the Special Populations Office, see current phone contact for your campus at CCCC Admissions.

What To Bring

  1. Photo Identification: Drivers Licence
  2. SAT or ACT Scores: If you have not turned in SAT or ACT scores, you can bring them the day of (Check out the link to see if you need to bring them, based on scores)
  3. Transcripts: All official transcripts must be sent to the CCCC Admissions Office
  4. FASFA Documents: If you have not applied for FASFA, you will need to bring all documents needed. There will be opportunities for help in applying for FASFA (Check out the link to see what you must bring) or


Who should I contact if I have questions about New Student Orientation?
For further assistance, please contact us at or 919-718-7485. We look forward to speaking with you!
Do I have to register online to attend CCCC's Orientation!?
We encourage you to register online to ensure there is enough space and material to accommodate all participants. When maximum room capacity is reached, reservations will be closed.
Can parents or family members attend Orientation? Do they need to register also?
Yes! A student can bring up to 1 adult. Please include them in the "number of people attending" as you register for your orientation session.
If I am a distance learner, am I able to attend New Student Orientation Online?
Yes! CCCC provides an Online Orientation module. The first step to complete NSO, is to register online.
How do I register for Orientation specifically by location?
The Orientation sessions listed here are listed by Date, Starting Time, and Campus. Please click a session that best fits your schedule, and then click the "register" link. You will be asked a couple of questions to verification purposes and that will complete the registration process.
How will I know my online registration has been received?
You will receive a confirmation email from CCCC after registering, which will provide all the details about your Orientation session. This email will be sent to the email address that you choose to use list during the registration process.
Are ALL new students required to attend an Orientation session?
Students who attend college orientation programs are better prepared academically to start their first semester of college. Attendance is expected by ALL incoming students to attend a CCCC orientation session if they plan to attend CCCC.
Which campus should I go to for Orientation?
It doesn't matter. However, it's a good idea to attend the campus where most of your classes are held so you can become familiar with that campus and its resources.
Can I pay for tuition and fees on my CCCC Orientation Day?
YES, depending on the date of orientation.
Can my children attend the CCCC orientation?
The CCCC orientation is designed for college students and their adult family members. Therefore, children are not encouraged to attend.
Can I register for classes and/or take placement testing?
Yes, there is time set aside for during each orientation session for students to meet with an advisor along with time set aside for testing. Check out the Placement Testing Webpage to prepare for the test and review your Program of Study to prepare for registration.
What if I cannot attend one of the Summer Orientation dates?
We provide a variety of sessions to accommodate the busy schedules of our new students. If you are unable to attend one of our Summer Orientation sessions due to an insurmountable hardship, please email us and we will assist you with finding a solution. Vacations, summer jobs, and other obligation are important, but New Student Orientation helps students prepare for a successful college career, and in the long run, is a great investment of time for both new students and their families.