All El Centro campuses will be closed on Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Office of First Year Experience »

New Student Orientation

At New Student Orientation you will:
  • Discover the classes needed to work towards your degree.
  • Register for classes.
  • Learn about free services that are available on campus to help you reach academic success.
  • Receive a tour of the college.
  • Learn how to use online tools to handle your academic affairs, including online course registration.
  • Meet the First Year Experience & Retention Services Staff
NSO Agenda:
  • Sign In
  • College 101
  • Breakout Session 1
  • Tour
  • Breakout Session 2
  • Educational Planning Session

El Centro College summer courses begin on Monday, June 8th. Students interested in attending summer courses can prepare now, by completing the necessary steps. Visit our Getting Started page or Contact Us for more information.

West Campus Students! Attend a West Campus Orientation. Select West Campus Orientation to sign-up!

Downtown Campus Students! Please select an available date below to sign up for New Student Orientation:


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