New Student Orientation (NSO)

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a mandatory requirement for First Time in College students, Transfer students, and any students who have been out of college for more than one year. NSO will be offered online via Canvas, which is accessible through your ACES account. Registration sessions with your Academic Advisor will be conducted virtually powered by Zoom or in person if needed. Completing NSO will help you learn about resources available to you, such as tutoring, advising, career exploration, financial literacy, getting involved, and much more! NSO will also make you aware of important policies and deadlines that can contribute to your academic success!

Before registering for NSO, you will need to complete all the required enrollment steps. For assistance completing all the necessary enrollment steps, please contact the Palo Alto College Welcome Center at (210) 486-3100 or visit us at our Virtual Welcome Center.

 

Registration Sessions for Fall 2021 

New Student Orientation and Advising and Registration will be held through the weeks listed below. After you register for New Student Orientation, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete your online orientation. Upon completing NSO, you will be contacted to set up your Advising and Registration session via Zoom. All communication will be sent to your student ACES email.

Date Check–In Location

Week of July 19–22

Online Orientation Canvas Course/ Zoom Advising and Registration Session

Week of July 26–29

Online Orientation Canvas Course/ Zoom Advising and Registration Session

Week of August 2–6

Online Orientation Canvas Course/ Zoom Advising and Registration Session

Saturday, August 7

Online Orientation Canvas Course/ Zoom Advising and Registration Session

Week of August 9–13

Online Orientation Canvas Course/ Zoom Advising and Registration Session

Week of August 16–20
16 Week Semester/Flex I

Online Orientation Canvas Course/ Zoom Advising and Registration Session

Week of August 23–27
Start II and Flex II

Online Orientation Canvas Course/ Zoom Advising and Registration Session

Week of August 30–September 3
Start II and Flex II

Online Orientation Canvas Course/ Zoom Advising and Registration Session

Week of September 13-17
Flex II Registration

Online Orientation Canvas Course/ Zoom Advising and Registration Session

Week of September 20-24
Flex II Registration

Online Orientation Canvas Course/ Zoom Advising and Registration Session

Week of September 27- October 1
Flex II Registration

Online Orientation Canvas Course/ Zoom Advising and Registration Session

Week of October 4–8
Flex II Registration

Online Orientation Canvas Course/ Zoom Advising and Registration Session

 

Register here

 


Contact Information

Welcome Center

Location: Palomino Center, Room 103

Phone: 210-486-3100