New NMCC students to participate in upcoming orientation sessions

August 9, 2019


Aroostook County –  Incoming students at Northern Maine Community College will be encouraged to “take care of business” as they acclimate themselves with both the campus and the college experience during a series of orientation sessions at the College.

Three orientation sessions are scheduled this year for August 15th, 21st, and 23rd with approximately 100 students participating in each session.   Each session is designed for a specific group; however, students are encouraged to attend the session which best fits their summer plans.

The first session begins with 8:00am registration in the Akeley Student Center. During this time students can pick-up their parking sticker and student ID.  The day’s activities begin at 9:00am and will be filled with activities and information on various aspects of making those first weeks of college productive and less stressful. Students will have the opportunity to pick-up their textbooks, schedule, double check financial aid status and get assistance with technology questions.

A session designed for non-traditional students is planned for Wednesday, August 21st.  Registration begins at 4:30 with activities and informational sessions beginning at 5:45.

A sandwich buffet will be provided for students and guests in the AK Christie Courtyard.

The third session, for students who will be living in a NMCC residence hall, is planned for Friday, August 23 with registration beginning at 12:30pm. The informational sessions and activities begin at 1:00pm. Afterwards, the resident students will begin their weekend of activities with the members of the residential life staff, including a service project working in the “Feed the County” fields.

During each session, students will have the opportunity to win prizes, take “selfies” to post to their personal social media accounts, and be entertained by musician Heath Bartley during mealtime.

For more information on new student orientation at NMCC or to learn more about the programs offered at NMCC call 768-2785 or visit