Welcome to San Jacinto College New Student Orientation

We are happy you have chosen to pursue your educational goals with us. San Jacinto College is dedicated to your success so all new students (first time in college) are required to participate in New Student Orientation before registering for their first term. New Student Orientation is designed to give you the tools you need to be successful both inside and outside the classroom.

The Mission of New Student Orientation is to:

  • Foster student success
  • Establish social and academic connections
  • Introduce college resources, and
  • Engage students in the SJC culture in a fun, supportive environment!

What You Get:

  • San Jacinto College Information
  • Personal Interaction
  • Opportunity to meet current students, faculty, and staff
  • Resource Fair
  • Campus Tour
  • Educational Planning
  • Guided Registration
  • Complimentary Backpack

Find Out About Our Orientation Leaders

Orientation Information

Campus Orientation provides students with information regarding the college in a fun and interactive environment with the guidance of Orientation Leaders! There are opportunities to win door prizes! You can expect to cover the following during Campus Orientation:

  • San Jacinto College Information

  • Campus Tour

  • Resource Fair (academic departments and student services departments available to answer questions)

  • Academic Advising

  • How to Create a Class Schedule

  • Guided Registration

  • Opportunity to meet other new students, current students, faculty, staff, and administrators to have FUN!

As there will be lots of walking during the campus tour, please make sure to wear comfortable shoes!

For Campus Orientation dates, please click here.

Online Orientation is designed for those who absolutely cannot attend a campus session and is only offered immediately prior to the start of a term. You can expect to cover the following information in Online Orientation:

  • History of San Jacinto College

  • Student Online System

  • Enrollment and Program Definitions

  • Placement Testing

  • Class Planning

  • Catalog and Schedule

  • How to Register

  • Paying for SJC

  • Student Resources

  • Technology Resources

  • Taking Responsibility for your Success

At the end of Online Orientation, you will be expected to take a quiz to ensure that you have learned the information that will help you succeed.  After the quiz is complete, log onto your SOS account and complete the New Student Orientation Survey.

Go sign up for an Online Orientation

North Campus

Andrea Mitchen

Program Coordinator



Central Campus

Elizabeth Garcia

Program Coordinator



South Campus

Holly Williams

Program Coordinator