Kick Off Your Kirkwood Journey

Orientation is the exciting next step in your future at Kirkwood! This is where you’ll sign up for classes, and learn everything you need to succeed and smoothly transition to college.

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What to Expect at Orientation

During orientation, you’ll get the opportunity to:

  • Get connected to campus resources and services.
  • Learn from Kirkwood faculty members about academic expectations.
  • Engage with current Kirkwood students and other new students.
  • Explore information about student involvement, financial aid, campus technology, community expectations, and other aspects of the social and academic environment at Kirkwood.
  • Access academic advising and register for classes.

Remember: Orientation is mandatory, if you’re in a degree-seeking program. Knowing where to go and what to do when you need help means you’re more likely to succeed in college and beyond.

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Find Your Next Steps

To see what you need to complete before Orientation, including fulfilling the placement process, log into MyHub, Kirkwood’s student portal. There, you’ll find your New Student Checklist

Orientation FAQs

Orientation is just the beginning of your Kirkwood experience and it’s the best way for you to get set up for success as a new student. To make sure you’re ready for orientation, get your specific next steps in MyHub.

Registering for classes is an important part of orientation! Depending on your orientation format, you may register at your in-person event or online with the support of Kirkwood staff. You can find details about your specific orientation event on MyHub.

Have more questions? Log in to MyHub to learn more.


Parents and support people are also an important part of your journey as a new student. They are welcome to come with you to orientation (but it isn’t required). There are even sessions at orientation specific to them! If they aren’t able to make it, please send them our Supporting Your Student information.

Have more questions? Log in to MyHub to learn more.



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