New Student Orientation

Greetings Students!


You have two choices for participating in New Student Orientation at YCCC.  You can either attend our in person session on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 12:30pm-4:30pm or you can click on our online New Student Orientation. 


To register for the in person Orientation program, click on this link:


To access our online version, see below.


Below is a link to our online version of New Student Orientation where you will find information about many of the programs and services we offer here at York County Community College to help you successfully navigate the college experience.  We created this online version of orientation so that all students (online, in class, returning and new students) would have access to this important information.  I strongly encourage all students to check it out as it highlights valuable resources that will improve your experience here at YCCC.


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It is strongly encouraged of new students and encouraged for those students who are coming back to YCCC after a long break to attend New Student Orientation (NSO) in person or complete the online version posted above.  NSO in-person sessions take place before the start of each semester (fall, spring, summer).

NSO sets students up for success as they begin their education at YCCC. Data shows that students who attend NSO not only progress to graduation more successfully, but their overall GPAs are higher.

At NSO you will:

  • meet key staff members and resources
  • meet other new students
  • chat with faculty
  • receive an introduction to YCCC electronic communication tools
  • learn the basics of utilizing Brightspace
  • understand the role of advising in your student success
  • get acquainted with campus safety and student involvement options

Please contact NSO Coordinator, Deidre Thompson, for more information: 207-216-4414 or


Should I attend Orientation?
Yes! You will connect with current students and future classmates, tour the campus, learn about campus resources, get your student ID and much more.

What should I bring?
Vehicle information (License plate #).

Should my family members come with me?
Unfortunately at this time we do not offer a parent/family program. New Student Orientation is for our incoming students.

Do I have to stay for the entire New Student Orientation?
Yes, you should make arrangements to stay for the entire orientation. Important and valuable information will be shared throughout the orientation sessions.

Will there be food provided?
Light refreshments will be provided

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CHANGES for 2016-2017
Attention Students! The Maine Community College System is no longer able to access a health insurance plan for its students at an affordable cost and, as a result, MCCS will not offer a student health insurance plan or require students to provide proof of insurance as a condition of enrollment for the 2016-17 academic year. The MCCS plan currently in effect will expire on July 31, 2016. If you are currently enrolled in this plan, you will have a 60 day window to obtain new coverage on the Exchange. If you miss the window, you will have to wait until January 2017 to enroll in a plan on the Exchange or purchase short term insurance to cover you in the interim.