New Student Orientation

Welcome to the Shoreline Community College family!

New Student Orientation (NSO) is designed to provide you with the tools and resources to be successful in and out of the classroom while you're at Shoreline.

In-person NSO will be offered Thursday, January 5th and Friday, January 6th from 10am-3pm.

An online, asynchronous option is also available via Canvas for students who are not able to attend in person.

NSO will feature sessions about:

  • Online tools
  • Learning resources
  • Academic advising
  • Financial resources
  • How to get involved
  • Campus safety
  • And more!

Ways to Attend

In-person NSO

In-person NSO is held on Thursday, January 5th and Friday, January 6th from 10am-3pm. Get an in-depth look at the campus resources available to you, hear from current students about their Shoreline experiences, and learn about the many ways to get involved from leaders on campus.

Register for in-person NSO

Online NSO

Our self-guided New Student Orientation is available 24/7 so you can attend the course on your own schedule, work through at your own pace, and revisit important information later. You'll learn everything you need to know to be prepared for the upcoming quarter!

Sign up to participate in online NSO

How to Prepare for NSO

These suggestions are not required and will be covered during NSO.

Frequently Asked Questions

All new students at Shoreline Community College are expected to attend New Student Orientation to prepare for their first quarter. The resources and information provide will provide you with a solid foundation to ensure that you start your Shoreline experience off on the right foot.

Whether Shoreline is the first or fifth college you’ve attended, every college/university is different. All new students should plan to attend NSO to learn about the people and processes that will help them to make the most of their time on campus.

NSO is free for all current/incoming students. All supplies, refreshments, and lunch will be provided for those who attend the in-person sessions.

Get Started

NSO will help pave your way to success. Get started today!

Sign up to participate in NSO