New Student Orientation (NSO)

In order to reserve your seat, please register online by clicking the option on the right hand column. If you require special accommodations, please read below.

All students are required to have a Gateway Community College ID card on them while on campus and to use the campus parking garage. If you do not have your GCC ID yet, you may park in the Temple Street Garage and then present your ticket at the security check point to get it validated. 

Attend A New Student Orientation

Orientation sessions are open to new students as well as parents or spouses of new students. Students may sign up for New Student Orientation at

Session 1
Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Session 2
Friday, January 15, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

All orientations are held in the Curran Community Center - N100.

What is New Student Orientation?

New Student Orientation is Gateway's program to assist new students in transitioning into the college environment and become familiar with the various services, resources, and opportunities available at Gateway.

How is New Student Orientation different from NSAR?

The primary purpose of the NSAR is to receive advising and register for your first semester of courses. New Student Orientation, on the other hand, allows students to learn about all aspects of college life from financial aid and student involvement to academic success and library resources.  It also offers students an opportunity to interact with college faculty and staff as well as meet other new and returning students.

Do I attend all the sessions?

No, New Student Orientation is only one day and you only have to sign up for one session and to stay for its entirety.  We also encourage you to bring your parents with you to your Orientation so they may receive vital information on how to help you be successful in College.

How do I sign up for New Student Orientation?

See the registration box in the right hand column to sign up online. To register you will need:

  • A working email address: for automated reminders and to receive your pre-session packet
  • Your Student (Banner) ID number: this can be found on your Admissions letter in the top right hand corner
  • Your cell phone number: to receive a text message reminder and any last minute information from the College

What do I do if I need adjustments/accommodations for a disability?

If you are a student who has a documented disability and may require any accommodations while attending a New Student Orientation session, please submit the information requested during the online registration process and contact the Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Office. Students are encouraged to make requests at least 48 hours in advance of the session.

Orientation Location

All sessions for spring new student orientation are in Room N100


Become An New Student Orientation Leader

Current GCC students are eligible to apply to be a New Student Orientation Leader.