New Student Orientation

Orientation Checklist

Be prepared! Here’s what you should bring on the day of your on-campus Orientation session:

  • Valid Photo Identification

A government Issued photo ID (such as a Driver’s License, Passport, State ID)

  • Print your On-Campus Orientation Confirmation e-mail

This e-mail shows the date, time and campus of your on-campus Orientation session.

  • Parking

Review the campus map to determine the best place to park (scroll down the page and click on the links under the campus you will be attending on-campus orientation to see driving directions and campus parking); your On-Campus Orientation Confirmation e-mail will indicate the building and room number of your specific on-campus orientation session. A parking permit is not required for New Student Orientation attendees; you may park in any student designated parking.

  • Your Atlas login information

Make sure you have your username and password since you will need this information to register for classes at Orientation

  • Transcripts

Students transferring in with college credits (including Dual Enrollment credit completed at another institution) should bring official college transcripts (in the original, sealed envelope from the sending institution) if not previously submitted. Students with AP or IB coursework should have official score reports sent directly to Valencia and can bring in unofficial score reports to review with advisors at Orientation. If not previously submitted, official (in the original, sealed envelope from the institution) high school transcripts including high school graduation date can be submitted to Admissions staff at Orientation or to the Answer Center upon arrival at the campus.

  • Paper/Notepad

In case you would like to take additional notes during the Orientation session, you are welcome to bring a small notebook or notepad. Valencia will provide the rest of your Orientation materials.

  • A jacket or sweater

Optional: in case you get cold in the Orientation room!

  • Comfortable shoes

Optional: for campus tours

  • Most importantly, YOURSELF!