New Student Orientation
New students are required to attend New Student Orientation, which prepares them for the first semester of college. By providing important information about policies, services, and activities, New Student Orientation helps students avoid potential obstacles in achieving their goals.
Students are required to attend New Student Orientation prior to the beginning of their first semester or they will not be permitted to re-enroll until the requirement is fulfilled.
How can I fulfill my New Student Orientation Requirement?
Students can fulfill their New Student Orientation requirement by registering for and completing any ONE of the following:
Badger Boot Camp
Badger Boot Camp is a day-long summer orientation designed for recent high school graduates. Badger Boot Camp includes ice-breakers, campus tour, faculty panel, and special sessions on student success and advising. Participants receive a t-shirt, lunch, and AC planner.
General Sessions are 3-hour sessions held throughout the year. General Sessions include important information on key resources and strategies for success, plus a campus tour. While the majority of General Sessions are open to all, some may be tailored to specific student populations, such as the Adult Students Program and disAbility Services.
Online Orientation is available for distance education students. To receive credit for completing online orientation, you will need to sign in using your AC ID number.
The Amarillo College Student Handbook (PDF) is a useful reference tool for AC students. In it you will find campus maps, academic calendars, success tips, how to calculate your GPA, and more!