Charger Orientation

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Future Charger!

To view your orientation options, select one the following:

Fall 2024 Orientation Sessions

Fall 2024 Orientations will begin with an Online Pre-Orientation followed by an in-person orientation.

Students with a fully online schedule may attend a virtual orientation or an on-campus orientation. Students with any class on-campus should attend an on-campus orientation.

Below are the Fall 2024 Orientation dates:

Fall 2024 Orientation Sessions
Date Time Location
Thursday, June 13 6:00pm Microsoft Teams (Online-only students)
Monday, June 17 9:00am Marietta
Thursday, June 20 9:00am Cartersville
Monday, June 24 9:00am Paulding
Wednesday, June 26 9:00am Floyd
Thursday, July 18 5:00pm Cartersville
Monday, July 22 1:00pm Paulding
Tuesday, July 23 9:00am Floyd
Thursday, July 25 9:00am Marietta
Monday, July 29 1:00pm Cartersville
Thursday, August 1 2:00pm Microsoft Teams (Online-only students)
Monday, Aug. 5 1:00pm Floyd
Thursday, Aug. 8 9:00am Cartersville

How do I get started with my orientation?

  1. Pre-Orientation:

    • Pre-Orientation introduces you to GHC and what you should expect as a student.
    • Complete Pre-Orientation in your Check Admissions Status.
  2. Welcome Email:

    • The email will contain useful information to be successful at GHC and what to expect for orientation.
    • Begin checking your GHC student email account (Microsoft Outlook) after signing up for orientation. All GHC communication will be sent there!
  3. Orientation Session (sign up and attendance is required):

    • GHC orientations take place on-campus at every campus location and is an opportunity to become familiar with everything GHC has to offer and ensure a smooth start to your first semester. During orientation, you'll gain insights into your chosen major and degree, have the chance to interact with various student service departments, such as advising, financial aid, and the business office, and become acquainted with the campus facilities.
    • Sign up for an orientation through Check Admissions Status after completing the Pre-Orientation.
    • NOTE: Fully online students have an online orientation option (date listed in Check Admissions Status and above) but are also welcome to attend an on-campus orientation.
  4. Class Registration:

    • If you are a fully online student attending an online orientation, you will be registered by an advisor your first semester at GHC.
    • Advisors will use your responses on the pre-orientation questionnaire to register you for classes. Once your schedule is built by an advisor, you will receive an email to your GHC student email account. You will then have the opportunity to change your schedule by either visiting our Virtual Hub or contact the Advising department via email: advising@highlands.edu.
      • Note: Make sure to contact any GHC department through your GHC student email account.

Spring 2025 Orientation Sessions

Spring 2025 Orientations will begin with an Online Pre-Orientation followed by an in-person orientation.

Students with a fully online schedule may attend a virtual orientation or an on-campus orientation. Students with any class on-campus should attend an on-campus orientation.

Below are the Spring 2025 Orientation dates:

Spring 2025 Orientation Sessions
Date Time Location
Tuesday, December 10 9:00am Floyd
Thursday, December 12 6:00pm Microsoft Teams (Online-only students)
Tuesday, December 17 9:00am Paulding
Thursday, December 19 9:00am Cartersville
Tuesday, January 7 1:00pm Floyd
Wednesday, January 8 9:00am Marietta
Thursday, January 9 2:00pm Microsoft Teams (Online-only students)
Friday, January 10 9:00am Cartersville

How do I get started with my orientation?

  1. Pre-Orientation:

    • Pre-Orientation introduces you to GHC and what you should expect as a student.
    • Complete Pre-Orientation in your Check Admissions Status.
  2. Welcome Email:

    • The email will contain useful information to be successful at GHC. It will also include what to expect with course registration.
    • Check your student email inbox soon after signing up for the live, virtual orientation. Complete the tasks listed.
  3. Orientation Session (sign up and attendance is required):

    • GHC orientations take place on-campus at every campus location and is an opportunity to become familiar with everything GHC has to offer and ensure a smooth start to your first semester. During orientation, you'll gain insights into your chosen major and degree, have the chance to interact with various student service departments, such as advising, financial aid, and the business office, and become acquainted with the campus facilities.
    • Sign up for an orientation through Check Admissions Status after completing the Pre-Orientation.
    • NOTE: Fully online students have an online orientation option (date listed in Check Admissions Status and above) but are also welcome to attend an on-campus orientation.
  4. Class Registration:

    • You will be registered by an advisor your first semester at GHC.
    • Advisors will use your responses on the pre-orientation questionnaire to register you for classes. Once your schedule is built by an advisor, you will receive an email to your GHC student email account. You will then have the opportunity to change your schedule by either visiting our Virtual Hub or contact the Advising department via email: advising@highlands.edu.
      • Note: Make sure to contact any GHC department through your GHC student email account.

Dual Enrollment Orientation Sessions

Accepted High School students participating in Dual Enrollment may register for a specialized orientation session (not found on the list below) through the Orientation Sign Up link on the Check Admissions Status page. Please contact dualenroll@highlands.edu for more information regarding Dual Enrollment Orientation at GHC.

Questions? Email orientation@highlands.edu. Register for orientation in your Check Admissions Status page.