New Student Orientation

We are excited that you have chosen to join the Amarillo College community and look forward to supporting you in the pursuit of your goals.

AC puts a great many resources at your disposal, one of which is the ideal place to start New Student Orientation (NSO). We strongly encourage you to attend a session of NSO. It's a fun and highly informative opportunity to get vital information about classes, tutoring, policies, academic and social opportunities, and abundant supporting resources designed with your personal success in mind.

New students are encouraged to attend an orientation that best matches the campus they will be attending their first year.

Ways to Participate:

The very best way to begin your journey at AC is to participate in one of three convenient orientations we offer:

Badger Beginnings

  • Recent High School Graduate 
  • Offered in the Summer
Badger Beginnings

General Sessions

  • Any New Student 
  • Offered Year Round
General Sessions

Family Friendly Orientation

  • Any New Student
  • Guests & Children Welcome
  • Offered in August & January


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Other Orientation Locations:

Looking for a campus other than Washington Street?

Check out the Other Campus Orientations page for information about East Campus, Hereford, and Moore County Campus.


Call us at (806) 371-5907, email, or speak with your Academic Advisor.

Contact Us

Ware Student Commons, Suite 205
P.O. Box 447
2201 S. Washington St.
Amarillo, TX 79109

New Student Orientation

Miranda McHugh
Ware Student Commons, 205K
(806) 371-5907

Director of First Year Experience

Amy Pifer
Ware Student Commons, 205G
(806) 345-5620