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

    Our orientation program will have two formats so you can choose which option works best for you.

    • In-person sessions limited to 20 students that are either specific to an Area of Study or open for any student regardless of their program
    • Virtual sessions that will be held via Microsoft Teams

    Each session will cover the following topics:

    • Tips and tricks on navigating college
    • Training on the technology platforms you’ll use at Carroll
    • Carroll resources designed to support students
    • Advice from Advising on how to best prepare for graduation and/or transfer
    • Connecting with current faculty
    • Engagement opportunities to help you make the most of your experience
    • Campus tour (for in-person sessions only)
    • And so much more!

    The schedule for New Student Orientation sessions is as follows:

    Date Time Area of Study
    Monday, August 16, 2021 1 to 4 pm STEM
    Tuesday, August 17, 2021 1 to 4 pm Education
    Tuesday, August 17, 2021 5:30 to 8:30 pm All students
    Wednesday, August 18, 2021 1 to 4 pm Business
    Wednesday, August 18, 2021
    (virtual session)
    5:30 to 8:30 pm All students
    Thursday, August 19, 2021 1 to 4 pm All students
    Monday, August 23, 2021 9 am to 12 pm Social Sciences CANCELLED
    Monday, August 23, 2021 1 to 4 pm All students
    Tuesday, August 24, 2021 9 am to 12 pm All students
    Tuesday, August 24, 2021 1 to 4 pm Creative Arts, Humanities, and Communication
    Tuesday, August 24, 2021 (virtual session) 5:30 to 8:30 pm All students
    Wednesday, August 25, 2021 9 am to 12 pm All students
    Wednesday, August 25, 2021 1 to 4 pm Healthcare Professions
    Wednesday, August 25, 2021 5:30 to 8:30 pm All students


    Click here to register for an in-person or virtual orientation session!

    Please check your Carroll email for updates on orientation.
    Your attendance and participation are expected! Students who do not participate will miss important information. 

    There will be a Parent and Family Orientation session on Tuesday, August 24 from 6 to 7:30 pm. This session will be held on campus in room K-100 and will feature information about resources on campus and how to best support your student. Parents and family members can register by clicking this link

    Before orientation, please make sure to:

    • 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 in person sessions, please do not attend if you are not feeling well, have tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days, or were exposed to someone who tested positive within 14 days. If you are not fully vaccinated, please wear a mask and socially distance while on campus. If you have any questions about coming to campus, please contact Student Life at studentlife@carrollcc.edu or at 410-386-8500.

    For virtual 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 virtual sessions will be recorded and be made available for students who are unable to attend other 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. 

    Fall classes begin on Monday, August 30, 2021. Please make sure to review your course format and schedule by visiting Student Planning from the Lynx Student Portal.

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