Please use this as a reference for Orientation Questions for summer and fall 2022. For more questions, please check out the orientation website: orientation.highlands.edu.
New to GHC students (excluding athletes, transients, post bachs and Dual Enrolled) are required to go through a three-step orientation process.
- Virtual Orientation
- Welcome to Campus
Step 1: Pre-Orientation
Students access their pre-orientation in their Check Admissions Status (CAS) page. At the end of their Pre-O, they will have a questionnaire to complete. Advisors use the answers to the questionnaire to register them for their first semester of classes about two weeks before their virtual orientation date. After an advisor registers them, they are sent an email, to their Student Email. This email includes instructions for how to check their schedule, make changes, and a Digital Packet.
Step 2: Virtual Orientation
After completing the Pre-O in their CAS, students will then register for a Virtual Orientation. You can see the times/dates on the Orientation Website: orientation.highlands.edu. We are offering about 10 less than previous years, so we expect them to be large. This is an hour-long session where students learn about advising, financial aid, tuition payment, Nelnet payment plan, and general getting started information. The zoom link is always the same: virtualorientation.highlands.edu. The zoom link is also in their CAS as well as emailed to them in advance.
Step 3: Welcome to Campus
All face-to-face students are required to attend a Welcome to Campus orientation. During this two-hour on campus event, students will learn more about their academic school as well as attend two break-out sessions that include options like: Picking a Major, Technology Tips, Classroom Success, Paying for College, Student Support Services, and Getting Involved (and we are open to more!). They also can get their student ID and parking pass. Advisors and financial aid counselors will also be on hand for questions or schedule changes. Students register for this event by invitation through a Microsoft Form after attending a virtual orientation.
Welcome to Campus Dates:
- August 1 Floyd, 2pm, Monday
- August 2 Cartersville, 2pm, Tuesday
- August 4 Marietta , 2pm, Thursday
- August 9 Cartersville, 10am, Tuesday
- August 10 Marietta, 10am, Wednesday
- August 11 Floyd, 10am, Thursday
- August 12 Paulding, 10am, Friday
Students that are completely online will attend a Welcome to Online Session, date TBD. This will be an hour and a half long event that would be geared to our 100% online students. This is not a back-up option for students not able to attend on campus.