• Welcome to Mandatory Orientation and Welcome to Coastal Bend College!  

    Where students come first and where your future begins!         

    At Coastal Bend College we want to support your educational dreams and career goals. The information provided on the online mandatory orientation is designed to help you become a successful student. By completing the online orientation we know that you are serious about your education and meeting some important goals in your life. There is much more information you need to know and we encourage you to become familiar with the college catalog, semester class schedule, and student handbook. These documents provide important information on becoming a better student, understanding the programs of study (your degree plan), available student support services, academic policies, student rights and responsibilities and expected student conduct.  

    Our goal is to provide you with beneficial information to enable you to make informed and educated decisions. We welcome any questions you may have. We look forward to helping you by serving your educational needs.      

    We wish you the very best success at Coastal Bend College. 


    All new students are required to attend Mandatory Orientation! Cougar Day is offered in the spring/summer at each CBC location.  The Face-to-Face Workshop Orientation schedule for each location is listed at the bottom of this page.  If you are unable to attend Cougar Day or a Face-to-Face Workshop Orientation, you may complete the 2 part Online Mandatory Orientation.  

    Part 1:  

    Please view the  Mandatory Orientation online     


    Part 2:

    Please complete the required Mandatory Orientation Post-Assessment after you complete the online orientation! This will release your registration hold!  


    Additional Resources (copies available at Cougar Days and Face-to-Face Workshop Orientations or through the Student Services office on your site): 

    Mandatory Orientation Handbook 

  •  Think you know all about CBC??? 

    Come find out!!!

    Bring your tablet or Smart Phone; this is an interactive workshop! Information will be provided on student resources (dedicated advising, laptop and calculator loan-outs, free tutoring, student rights and responsibilities, etc.) and information on programs.