Orientation

Fall 2017 New Students: In-person sessions have finished for the Fall 2017 semester. New students for the Fall term who have not completed New Student Orientation must complete our HFC Online Orientation.

Winter 2018 New Students: Registration for in-person New Student Orientation sessions will open on October 23rd.

Types of Orientation

After completing course placement, new students are required to attend New Student Orientation. Veteran Orientation sessions are also available for students using VA benefits. Parent, and dual enrollment orientation sessions are also offered, but not required.

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    In-Person New Student Orientation

    Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) is a great opportunity to meet new friends, learn success tips, and become familiar with the HFC campus. SOAR is highly encouraged and recommended for students who just graduated from high school. During SOAR, you will also complete important enrollment steps:

    • Review financial aid and payment information
    • Meet with an academic adviser
    • Register for classes

    Register for New Student Orientation - SOAR

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    Online New Student Orientation

    If you cannot attend an in-person session, online orientation is a convenient alternative, but you will still need to schedule an appointment with an Academic Adviser. After completing online orientation, it may take up to 30 minutes for your registration permission to be granted.

    Online Orientation

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    Dual Enrollment Orientation

    Are you a current high school student taking college courses here on the HFC campus? Attend Dual Enrollment Orientation! If you attend Dearborn Public Schools, HFC coordinates orientation with your high school, see more information about orientation for Dearborn Public Schools students.

    Register for Dual Enrollment Orientation

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    Parent Orientation

    Are you a parent or guardian wanting to know more about what your student will be going through as a college student and how you can help support them? Parent Orientation provides family members of new students with important information on how they can support and assist them through a successful college experience.

    Register for Parent Orientation

New Student Orientation Topics

Learn about student services, class success tips, and financial aid and payment options, and all the resources available to help you succeed!

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    Campus Life

    HFC has campus-wide events and concerts; varsity sports; theatre, dance and musical performances; an art gallery; study abroad programs; and nearly 40 student organizations to join. Get involved with on-campus activities!

  • Services to Help You Succeed

    Our goal is your success. From selecting a career path that matches your interests and strengths with emerging fields, to assistance with course scheduling, academic advisors and counselors are here to provide you with personal assistance to stay on a successful path.

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    Steps to Enroll

    Complete your enrollment and register for classes by following HFC's Steps to Enroll. Orientation helps walk you through the final steps and provides information about how to achieve your goals at HFC.