Yes, Orientation is required. However, we promise you will leave our campus better prepared for your fall semester! Your interactive workshops and sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. We will serve a light breakfast and lunch.
The topics covered throughout the Orientation day have been selected to give you the best possible Orientation experience. You'll have the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and other students; you’ll hear about campus resources; and learn more about how to succeed at DCC.
We appreciate that family members may be eager to join you at Orientation. Just for them, we will offer a special Family Orientation starting at 10 a.m. and lasting until about 1:30 p.m. During the rest of the day they are free to visit campus offices, explore Poughkeepsie or do some shopping in our local malls.