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    QEP Mandatory Orientation     

    Mandatory Orientation is just that, Mandatory for all new students at Coastal Bend College (CBC) who have not attended CBC in a year or more. Before registering for classes, you must attend one of the three modalities of Mandatory Orientation. Please follow the hyperlinks below to learn more!    


    What is Mandatory Orientation?  

    When & Where is Mandatory Orientation?   

         You have 3 options:  

    1. Cougar Day Orientation is offered during late spring or summer. Don't miss this one! You will participate in our one hour Mandatory Orientation presentation, but it also includes a full day of fun, FREE STUFF, information, activities, food, and prizes! You will have the opportunity to attend training on how to use Blackboard, Campus Connect, CBC email, order text books online and visit with the staff from the Administration, Registrar's, Business, Financial Aid, Veteran's Affairs, Library, and Disability Services Offices. There will be a special session about safety, a chance to hear from CBC current students and Alumni, and do a team building activity! It's only offered once a year at each CBC location.                                                                                                                                                                        REGISTER HERE for COUGAR DAY                                                                                                                             (Registration is for 2019)                                                                                                                                                                                                           

      What do I need to do before Cougar Day? What do I bring to Cougar Day?              Click HERE!                                                                                                                                                                                                               
    2. Face-to-Face Orientation Workshop during the first two weeks of each fall & spring semester. These two Orientation Workshops are approximately 1 hour, but you are given the opportunity to interact with the facilitator and ask questions. See the schedule below for dates and times at each CBC location. Face-to-Face Orientations for each site for Fall 2019 are TBA.

    3. Online Mandatory Orientation presents the same information and you may complete anytime and anywhere you have access to the internet.  The Power Point presentation includes hyperlinks to provide you with additional information on topics that interest you most.  Unfortunately, there is no one to answer your questions or interact with.                                                                                                                                              CLICK HERE to begin the Online Mandatory Orientation Be sure to complete the post assessment and print (or take a picture of) the page that states that you are "Ready to Register." Show your advisor that you have completed Mandatory Orientation so that they may register you for classes.                                                                                                                       CLICK HERE to take the 11 Question Post Assessment You need your CBC ID# to identify yourself before taking the assessment. We will download your ID# and mark in your permanent CBC records that you completed Mandatory Orientation. Thank you!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

    Click Here for an electronic copy of the Mandatory Orientation handbook?  

    What are the Procedures for Mandatory Orientation?