New Student Orientation

All newly admitted students are required to attend New Student Orientation (NSO) as part of the Henry Ford College 7 Steps to Enroll. As a new student, NSO is a great opportunity for you to:

  • Learn important tips on how to be successful in your college courses;
  • Hear about the services and resources available to you at HFC to help you succeed;
  • Learn how to get involved and connect with the HFC community;
  • Help you better understand ways to finance and pay for your courses; and
  • Meet new friends and become familiar with the HFC campus!

Sessions are jam-packed with information that is crucial for the success of a new student at HFC. Please expect NSO to last approximately 4 hours. Register for New Student Orientation now! The earlier you attend NSO, the sooner you can register for classes!

Available Sessions for Winter 2016 NSO

  • Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 at 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 at 9 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 at 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 at 9 a.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 at 1 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 at 1 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 at 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 at 9 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 at 1 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 at 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec.8, 2015 at 9 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 at 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 at 9 a.m.

Note: Some dates listed above may not appear on the registration page because they are already full.

Before Orientation

  • Make sure you have been admitted to the College!
  • Take the COMPASS Course Placement exam. This will determine your placement in math and English, so preparation is encouraged. HFC offers test preparation workshops and practice exams to aid with success on the important placement exams.

What to Bring

  • Please only bring yourself! These sessions are designed only for new HFC students. Parents are welcome to attend; however, due to limited space, we ask that you limit bringing any guests.
  • Photo identification card.

Driving and Parking Directions

NSO sessions are held in the Welcome Center. The Welcome Center building is marked "WC" on the campus map below.

On your NSO day, enter the campus at the SME Drive. Park in the spots closest to the Welcome Center building. NSO is located in the Community Rooms on the first floor of the Welcome Center. The concierge at the front desk can help direct you to the room.

Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes early in order to give yourself plenty of time to park, find the room, and check-in.

Map to campus and driving directions

Campus map and parking

For additional information regarding NSO, please contact or call 1-800-585-HFCC.

Register for New Student Orientation today!