New Student Orientation​​​​

The Counseling & Advising Center, the Office of Enrollment Services, the Office of Financial Aid, and Student Government at Yakima Valley College (YVC) sponsors New Student Orientation (NSO) to provide new college students an opportunity to learn how to navigate campus and introduce them to the YVC community.

At NSO, new students will begin to build a network of resources that will help them start their YVC journey on the right path. Students will learn about:

  • The Student Code of Conduct
  • Degrees and Programs Offered at YVC
  • Academic Pathways and Advising
  • College Catalog
  • Important Date Calendars
  • Academic Resources
  • Financial Aid
  • Tuition
  • Textbooks
  • Parking

NSO is required for all new students with less than 30 college level credits. Students that start at YVC in Summer Quarter must attend NSO in the following Fall Quarter.

Appointments are required to attend NSO, please contact us to schedule your NSO appointment.

Yakima Campus New Student Orientation Sessions

Date Time Session Open/Closed
Dec. 12 8:00 am Open
Dec. 12 10:00 am Open
Dec. 12 12:30 pm Open

Students should arrive 30 minutes early to allow for a smooth check-in. Students who show up late will not be allowed into their session. Late students may attend the last session if space is available. Students should bring a government issued photo ID. NSO should take approximately two hours.

Questions? Contact Admissions at 509.574.4712 or email

Grandview Campus New Student Orientations are held on a different schedule.

Please contact Grandview Campus at 509.882.7000 for their dates and times.

You must register to attend the New Student Orientation.

Date Time Location
Sept. 3 1:00 pm Building 51, Room 199
Sept. 4 10:00 am Building 51, Room 199
Sept. 5 10:00 am Building 51, Room 199