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 advisor
- Register for classes
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 Advisor. After completing online orientation, it may take up to 30 minutes for your registration permission to be granted.
Dual Enrollment Orientation
Are you a current high school student taking college courses here on the HFC campus? You can complete Dual Enrollment Orientation online in your student portal. HFC also coordinates group dual enrollment orientation sessions with local high schools, we may see you soon in a group orientation session on our campus or at your school!
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.
Students in a non-degree seeking program, including guest students do not need to complete orientation prior to registering for classes.
Some students may qualify for an exemption from the orientation requirement needed to register for classes. To find out if you qualify, please go to our NSO Exemption page.
To request a sign language interpreter for an in-person NSO-SOAR session, please be sure to contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to the date of the session you registered for.
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.
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.