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New Student Orientation

Welcome New Students & Parents

Start Your Foothill College Experience

  • Be ready for fall quarter with this special Welcome Day —  a fun and informative event.
  • New students will receive an RSVP link via text and email or click the RSVP button below.
  • Meet other new students, as well as Foothill faculty, staff, and administrators, and get answers to your questions before classes begin Sept. 26.
IMPORTANT NOTE: NSO is for students who are registered for fall classes. To complete your Educational Plan before fall begins, attend a Summer SOAR workshop. Dates are availaible Aug. 11, 25 and Sept. 1.

New Student Orientation Program

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New Student Orientation

New Students

New Student Orientation • Sept. 20 in the Smithwick

  • Please join us Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Note: NSO 2022 will only be in person this year.
  • Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. on the Smithwick Theatre Patio (1000). Free parking in Lot 1 or 8. See campus map.



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This event will feature:

  • A session on what every college student needs to know
  • Guided tours
  • Get your OwlCard (student ID)
  • Great entertainment
  • Resource fair
  • Free lunch
  • Cool prizes
  • Free parking
New Parent Orientation


Parent Orientation • Sept. 19

  • Please join us Monday, Sept. 19, from 6:30–8 p.m. in the Campus Dining Room (Bldg 2200)
  • We'll begin the eveing with an orientation and end with a walking tour of campus



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Please note:

This event does not meet the orientation requirements for priority registration. Please follow steps for priority registration beforehand.

Disability Support

If you require accommodations for a disability, please email the New Student Orientation committee at

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NSO Committee

 See New Student Orientation Photos from 2019!

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New Student Orientation Committee