New Student Orientation (NSO)

Welcome to Gateway Community College (GCC)!  We are delighted that you have chosen Gateway to further your education. Attending college for the first time takes some transitioning, which is where we come in. We are here to support you every step of the way and have created a host of videos below to ensure you know how to navigate and access key resources. Your focus should be on your academics, not on searching for resources, and we want to make sure you have every opportunity for success.

Click on each tile below, each will lead to a different video, which averages 6 minutes in length. If you have attended fast track or NSAR (New Student Advising & Registration), you may have viewed some of these videos, so feel free to bypass videos already viewed.

There are 19 videos under the following categories:

  • Welcome & Campus Tour
  • Student Support & Academics
  • Navigating Technology at GCC
  • Financial Assistance
  • Student Involvement

**Be sure you have your GCC password/username or are logged in to view all videos**

 

Some videos may be muted automatically. Be sure it is unmuted so you can hear the information needed.

WELCOME & CAMPUS TOUR

Dr. William T. Brown
CEO

(must be logged into Office 365 Account)
  Alese Mulvihill
Dean of Students

(must be logged into Office 365 Account)
  Campus Tour

 

STUDENT SUPPORT & ACADEMICS

Importance of the Syllabus

SQ3R System of Study

Don't Quit Inspirational Poem

 

Counseling & Wellness Center

(must be logged into Office 365 Account)

 

 

Student Accessibility Services

(must be logged into Office 365 Account)

 

 

**NSAR Overview Refresher

(New Student Advising & Registration)

* If already viewed skip to next video

 
NAVIGATING TECHNOLOGY AT GCC
How to log into My Commnet   How to register for classes online  

Building your schedule

  Managing classes & major/Degree Works
 
Downloading Microsoft Outlook for your Smartphone   Downloading Microsoft Office 365 on your devices   How to access/ download Microsoft TEAMS for meetings/ appointments  

Booking appointments for various departments in Student Affairs

(Registrar's Office, Admissions, and so forth)

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Financial Aid overview

(must be logged into Office 365 Account)

  Checking your Financial Aid status   Setting up a payment plan

 

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

Student Activity

(must be logged into Office 365 Account)

                                                                                                             

 

Need a Gateway Student ID? Click here:  https://www.gatewayct.edu/ID-Cards

For a list of important Gateway CC contacts:   https://gatewayct.edu/Important-Contacts

Interact With Student Activities:

We have created a group called GCC Student Activities with Kaizala which is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) Office 365 System. With the Kaizala App you can ask us questions through chat, receive alerts about upcoming events/activities and more. We encourage you to download the Kaizala app (which is free) and then click on the following link to join the group: https://join.kaiza.la/p/9BRDY9M8ToGec1FNs9k_0Q