New Student Orientation
The New Student Orientation (NSO) is a one-hour mandatory information session. All students to Rogue Community College are required to attend before they are able to register for college classes. After attending a NSO, you will receive the permission to register for your first term of college courses. The NSOs are free and offered on-campus at Riverside Campus, Medford and Redwood Campus, Grants Pass.
- If you are a or prospective student, you will need to complete the online admission application before you can sign up for a New Student Orientation.
- You must sign up for and take a placement test prior to attending the New Student Orientation.
- If you do not have a high school diploma or a GED, contact Adult Basic Skills before registering for classes, taking a placement test and attending the New Student Orientation.
New Student Orientations are intended to provide you with enough information to start strong at RCC, understand what to expect next, and know where to find answers to questions that come up along the way. You will also see how to navigate the RCC website, check your financial aid status, update your personal information, and register for classes.
Attending an on-campus NSO
On-campus NSOs are offered on the Redwood Campus in Grants Pass and the Riverside Campus in Medford. See the schedule of NSOs for more information.
- The NSO will last one hour and is presented by RCC faculty and staff.
- You will receive an RCC Catalog and supplies upon check-in for the NSO.
- Following the NSO, you will be invited to attend a Registration Lab. Reg Labs are optional and staffed with RCC staff and faculty members who can help answer additional questions or refer you to the correct departments for more personalized assistance.
What can I expect on the day of an on-campus New Student Orientation?
- Arrive 15 minutes early to check in. Students arriving late may not be admitted to the NSO and will be required to re-schedule.
- The New Student Orientation is one hour and mandatory for all students. You are required to attend a NSO in order to register for college classes.
- The NSO will be followed by an optional Registration Lab. Reg Labs are staffed with RCC staff and faculty members who can help answer your questions or refer you to the correct department for more personalized assistance.
- Upon check-in, you will receive an RCC Catalog and supplies.
How do I check in?
Check-in opens 30 minutes before the NSO begins. When you arrive look for a table staffed by Discovery Programs outside the NSO room. Bring your student ID number given to you after you filled out the Online Admission Application.
Where do I Park?
You will need more than one hour of parking if you plan to also attend the Registration Lab following the NSO.
- Parking at Redwood Campus, Grants Pass: Parking is unlimited and free on campus.
- Parking at Riverside Campus, Medford: Free city of Medford parking is limited and you will likely have to pay for parking or walk a few blocks. Please refer to the City of Medford parking brochure for your convenience.
What if I have a disability and need additional help?
If you feel that you may need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the NSO, such as vision, hearing, orthopedic, learning disabilities, psychological or other medical conditions contact Disability Services:
- Redwood Campus, Grants Pass: 541-956-7337 or Oregon Telecom Relay Service – 711
- Riverside Campus, Medford: 541-245-7537 or Oregon Telecom Relay Service – 711