New Student Orientation

By providing important information about policies, services, and activities, New Student Orientation helps students avoid potential obstacles in achieving their goals and prepares them for the first semester of college.

New students are required to attend one of the following New Student Orientation sessions prior to the beginning of their first semester or they will not be permitted to re-enroll until the requirement is fulfilled.

How can I fulfill my New Student Orientation Requirement?

Students can fulfill their New Student Orientation requirement by registering for and completing any ONE of the following:

Badger Bootcamp Badger Beginnings

Badger Beginnings is a day-long summer orientation designed for recent high school grads. It includes ice-breakers, campus tour, faculty panel, and special sessions on student success & advising. Participants will receive their 1st college t-shirt. Lunch is provided, as well as drinks & snacks throughout the day. (Parent Sessions also available!)

General SessionsGeneral Sessions 

General Sessions are 3-hour sessions held prior to the start of each term. General Sessions include important information on key resources and strategies for success, plus a campus tour. While the majority of General Sessions are open to all, some may be tailored to specific student populations, such as disAbility Services. 

Online New Student Orientation is available for distance education students. Online Orientation

To receive credit for completing Online Orientation, you will need to sign in using your AC ID number and answer all 18 questions. 

**Online Orientation is not available during the summer.




Call us at (806) 371-5467, email, or speak with your Advisor.

Student Handbook

Student Handbook

The Amarillo College 2016-2017 Student Handbook is a useful reference tool for AC students. In it you will find campus maps, academic calendars, success tips, how to calculate your GPA, and more!

Download Student Handbook