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New Student Orientation

online orientation for new students at tidewater community college

Start your first semester with confidence

Prepare to transition into college successfully by attending a new student orientation session through one of two options:

  • in-person on campus or
  • virtually via Zoom

New student orientation is not required but highly recommended.

Attending an orientation session will help you build a solid foundation of student success and acclimate you to the TCC community.

  • Learn how to navigate campus and locate important resources and services, like libraries, academic support, food pantries and computer labs.
  • Find answers to your questions about starting and succeeding in college, including academic advising, mental health counseling, and military-related student support.

register for an in-person orientation session on campus

Register for an in-person orientation session here.

Saturday, January 7th, 2023
10:00am-11:30am
Chesapeake Campus Student Center
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Saturday, January 7th, 2023
10:00am – 11:30 a.m.
Virginia Beach Campus Student Center
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Saturday, January 7th, 2023
10:00am-11:30am
Norfolk Campus Student Center
310 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
(Parking is available across the street at MacArthur Center, and we will validate your parking.)

Saturday, January 7th, 2023
10:00am-11:30am
Portsmouth Campus Student Center
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

register for a virtual, live zoom orientation session

Attending a virtual orientation session gives you the opportunity to engage with TCC staff online. Closed captioning is available for some sessions. Registration is required to attend an orientation session.

Register for a virtual, Zoom orientation session in advance here.

Wednesday, January 4th, 2023
10:00am-11:30pm

Thursday, January 5th, 2023
5:30pm-7:00pm

Tuesday, March 7th, 2023
10:00am-11:30pm

Thursday, March 9th, 2023
5:30pm-7:00pm

Tidewater Community College strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact the Office of Educational Accessibility. Requests should be made 2 business days before your preferred orientation session.

Upcoming Sessions

No currently scheduled events, check back soon.