Spring 2020 classes have resumed online.
Please visit dcccd.edu/coronavirus for additional information and to learn how to prepare for online classes.


Orientation for credit students is designed to introduce you to North Lake College. During your orientation session, you will learn about the registration process and the many ways we can help you succeed on and off campus.

All new first-time-in-college students are required to attend Blazer Connect Orientation.

North Lake offers a face-to face orientation program to prepare new students for college and present information about:
  • eConnect and using this system to access your academic information and register for classes
  • campus resources available to help students
  • academic information, such as Core and degree requirements, certificate, technical, and workforce programs 
  • tuition payment and financial aid
  • key characteristics of a successful college student
Orientation is free of charge. Parents of new students are welcome to attend, and they will benefit from a special session geared toward parents' questions.
Register for orientation by calling the First Year Advising office at 972-273-3140.
Summer and Fall 2019 Orientation Dates

Over 80 different orientation dates are available, including sessions in mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Call the First Year Advising office at 972-273-3140 to learn more.

In the event of inclement weather, check this website for rescheduling information. 

Required New Student Success Courses

Help for new students doesn't stop at orientation. The required classes Learning Frameworks (EDUC 1300) and Educational Alternatives (HDEV 0092) are designed to help you develop skills to improve your success in college, life and work. Topics include adapting to college, thriving in the classroom, setting and achieving goals, and career planning.