Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

New Student Orientation

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Welcome to Delaware County Community College!

We believe that starting, or restarting, College requires information that will help you successfully in your transition. In fact, we know that students who participate in orientation before starting classes do better academically!

To ensure students get off to a great start, Delaware County Community College has created an orientation series aimed at helping set students up for success. The New Student Orientation series will give you the tools, advice and information you need to make a successful transition to college life. Orientation is your opportunity to:

* Become familiar with the College’s resources
* Learn what it means to be a college student and how to be successful
* Become familiar with the College’s campuses
* Meet faculty, staff and students

All new students are required to complete the New Student Orientation Series. The series is comprised of the following two steps that can be completed in any order:

1. Online Orientation

The College’s Online Orientation provides great information about each major area of the College while also enhancing your awareness of and ability to access resources and services. Our interactive Online Orientation will also help you to develop a strong understanding of how to achieve success and complete your educational goals at Delaware County Community College.

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2. You will be prompted to log into your delaGATE account
3. Once logged in, begin and complete Online Orientation.
4. Upon FULL completion of Online Orientation, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Once you have completed Online Orientation, you can still revisit it at any point during your time at the College.

2. In-Person Orientation

Orientation sessions are held at the beginning of the Fall (August) and Spring (January) semesters, at our Marple Campus, Southeast Center, Upper Darby Center, Exton Center, Downingtown Campus and Pennocks Bridge Campus. Since space is limited, you need to RSVP for the session you plan to attend. To view a listing of orientation dates at our campuses visit our events calendar. You must RSVP in delaGATE, or by calling the Campus Life Office at 610-359-5341. Please be sure to have your DCCCid (P#) available. Orientation sessions can last up to three hours so plan accordingly.