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 Spring 2022 

New Student Orientation and Advising and Registration will be held through the weeks listed below. After you register for New Student Orientation and cleared by the Welcome Center, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete your online orientation. Once you have completed the online orientation module, you will be contacted by phone to set up your Advising and Registration session via Zoom or in-person. All communication will be sent to your student ACES email.

 

Date Information Details

Week of November 29- Dec 2 
16 Week Term

Virtual - Online Orientation via Canvas and Advising Zoom Appointment to follow
 

December 3 16 Week Term

Time: 8 a.m–12 p.m.


Week of December 6 – 9
16 Week 

Virtual - Online Orientation via Canvas and Advising Zoom Appointment to follow
 

December 10 
16 Week Term

Time: 8 a.m–12 p.m.


Week of January 3–6
16 Week Term

Virtual - Online Orientation via Canvas and Advising Zoom Appointment to follow

January 7
16 Week Term

Time: 8 a.m–12 p.m.

January 21
Start II

Virtual - Online Orientation via Canvas and Advising Zoom Appointment to follow

January 28
Start II

Virtual - Online Orientation via Canvas and Advising Zoom Appointment to follow

February 25
Flex II

Virtual - Online Orientation via Canvas and Advising Zoom Appointment to follow

March 4
Start II

Virtual - Online Orientation via Canvas and Advising Zoom Appointment to follow

March 11
Start II

Virtual - Online Orientation via Canvas and Advising Zoom Appointment to follow

 

 

Register here

 


Contact Information

Welcome Center

Location: Palomino Center, Room 103

Phone: 210-486-3100