New students starting in the Spring 2021 Term, including students transferring in from another college and dual enrollment students, should attend New Student Orientation. 

    Because of COVID-19, all of our New Student Orientation sessions will be held remotely through Microsoft Teams. Our program will be broken down into two evenings, Tuesday, January 26 and Wednesday, January 27. Additional programs will be held during Welcome Week (February 1 through 12) that will help connect you to faculty and students in your Area of Study as well as clubs and organizations.  


    Registration for New Student Orientation is now open! Click the link below to sign up for orientation sessions. There are two evening sessions that will cover different topics. 

    Tuesday, January 26 from 6 to 7:30 pm

    • College 101
    • What Your Faculty Want You to Know
    • Dual Enrollment

    Wednesday, January 27 from 6 to 8 pm

    • Advising and Technology
    • Navigating Canvas and Online Learning
    • How to Use Microsoft Teams

    There will be a Parent Session held on Thursday, January 28, 2020 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Parents can use the link below to register to attend. 

    Virtual Orientation – Register here!

    All links for sessions will be sent out the week before. If you need to receive another copy of your links, please email studentlife@carrollcc.edu

    Your attendance and participation are expected! Students who do not participate in our virtual sessions are expected to view the materials and recordings on Canvas. Recordings will be available by Friday, January 29, 2021. All new students will be added to the Canvas Orientation course prior to the start of the semester to review materials. 

    Some of the things orientation will include are:

    • Tips and tricks on navigating college
    • Advice from faculty about what to expect in classes and how to be successful
    • Planning your schedule at Carroll so you can graduate/transfer on time
    • How to use technology platforms you’ll use at Carroll including Canvas, Teams, and more
    • Resources you have access to at Carroll to help you along the way

    Before orientation, please make sure to:

    • Download the Ellucian Go app on your cell phone from the Android, Google Play, or Apple store. This app will allow you to access your student schedule, view campus maps, register for classes next semester, and find resources on campus.
    • Complete your "Tell Us More About Yourself" survey in Starfish. Go to the MyCarroll page, click on the Lynx Student Portal, and then log into Starfish. The survey can be found in Starfish by clicking on the three-lined menu button in the upper left corner, then on the down arrow next to your name.


    For all sessions, it is recommended that you use a device with a camera and microphone so that you can fully participate. Test your device before the start of the session and log in a few minutes before the start time so you have time to troubleshoot any issues.

    Please note that all sessions will be recorded and be made available for students who are unable to attend the live virtual sessions. All sessions will be posted on Canvas for students to access and those who don’t attend a live session are expected to review all material online.

    Spring classes begin on Monday, February 1, 2021. Please make sure to review your course format by visiting Student Planning from the Lynx Student Portal so that you can make adjustments to your schedule based on your class format preference. 

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