New Student Orientation​​​​

The Counseling & Advising Center, Office of Enrollment Services, Office of Financial Aid, and Student Government at YVC sponsor 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:

  • Degrees and programs offered at YVC
  • Academic pathways and advising
  • Learning to search and register for classes
  • Understanding the important date calendars
  • Accessing their ctcLink and Canvas accounts
  • Academic resources
  • Financial aid
  • Tuition
  • Textbooks
  • Parking

NSO is required for all new students with fewer than 30 college-level credits. Appointments are required to attend. To sign up for NSO, you need to first have your English/math placement completed. Once this is done, contact and ask to schedule your NSO. Winter Quarter 2024 NSO will be held Thursday, December 7.


Have you selected your pathway yet? This helps us place you with the appropriate advisor based on your program.

Deadline to register for Winter Quarter New Student Orientation is December 1 for the Yakima Campus.

Questions? Contact Admissions at 509.574.4712 or email

Grandview Campus New Student Orientations are held on a different schedule. The first session is December 1 and the second session is December 7. Please contact the Grandview Campus at 509.882.7000 for registration questions.