We look forward to meeting you at Orientation! This mandatory information session is scheduled on the first day of the enrollment term (refer to the Academic Calendar for your orientation date). Orientation provides information and overviews of important college policies, student rights and expectations, classroom and clinical schedules, and much more including an opportunity for you to connect and engage with current students who are excited to mentor you as the newest members of the CCMS family!
It's also the perfect time to meet and develop bonds with your classmates! Check out the topics below to learn more.
Orientation Date & Schedule
|Monday, Aug 22, 2022||Fall Term 2022||Morning Orientation||
"Fall 2022-2023 Cohort"
|Tuesday, Jan 23, 2023||Spring Term 2023||Afternoon Orientation||
"Spring 2023-2024 Cohort"
|Monday, Aug 21, 2023||Fall Term 2023||Morning Orientation||
"Fall 2023-2024 Cohort"
|Tuesday, Jan 24, 2024||Spring Term 2024||Afternoon Orientation||
"Spring 2024-2025 Cohort"
You will receive the precise orientation start and end times closer to the schedule orientation date from the Office of Admissions.
Arrival and registration
- Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.
- When you arrive you will sign in and receive an informational orientation packet.
- You will have your picture taken for your security badge /student ID.
What to expect at Orientation
We will take a photo of you for your student ID badge. You will receive your student ID the first week of classes.
The Registrar will enroll you in semester I classes immediately following orientation. If you haven't already submitted your Course Registration Semester I form (included in your Student Enrollment Guide), you may fill one out during orientation.
You should receive your official class schedule prior to Orientation and we will go over those to ensure students understand the learning schedule and structure.
General schedule overview:
- Spring enrollments (January) have afternoon classes M-F (typically 12pm-4pm) with one day of morning lab per week (typically 8:30am - 11:30am, day to be determined).
- Fall enrollments (August) have morning classes M-F (typically 8am-12) with one day of afternoon lab per week (typically 11:30am-3:30pm).
Students are assigned a CCMS.edu email account. Email login and instructions are sent to your personal email address a few days prior to orientation. A CCMS technical support email will be provided for you to contact CCMS with any requests for technical support with setting up your student account. Technical support is also available during orientation.
Each student is assigned a Populi account. Populi is an online learning management platform that students use to access course syllabi, schedules, assignments & resources, grades, search the library catalog, complete course evaluations, etc. Populi login and instructions are send a few days prior to orientation. The login will be sent to your new CCMS email account. A CCMS technical support email will be provided for you to contact CCMS with any requests for technical support with setting up your student account. Technical support is also available during orientation.
Clinical Lab & Schedule
The Lab Director will provide information about our Clinical Lab and Lab Orientation. All student attend a separate Lab Orientation that will be assigned to you during Orientation. Your scheduled weekly lab day and time will be confirmed with you during Orientation, or prior.
Information & policies
Faculty and staff will discuss important academic, financial, and safety information.
Students will take a tour of the campus and receive information about parking, evacuation routes, etc.
Our "senior" students are here to escort you throughout campus and answer any questions you may have.