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New Student Orientation

This guide provides information about how to complete New Student Orientation

Online Orientation Letter

Online New Student College Orientation

 

*** Orientation is Mandatory***

To Our New Students:

 

We are very excited that you have chosen to attend UACCM. You have requested to complete the online version of New Student College Orientation. After completing orientation, you will be familiar with our student services, UACCM email, how to access and use Blackboard, and other important student success topics.

 

All first-time entering freshman, transfer students, concurrent students, and re-admitted students – having not attended for five years or more or having left UACCM in academic suspension or probation– enrolling at UACCM are required to complete a New Student College Orientation prior to the beginning of the semester or enroll in ACAD 0001 College Orientation, which is a one credit hour course conducted online during the first five weeks of the semester. 

 

Please read the following carefully:

  • Online New Student College Orientation opens on Monday, June 17th.
  • To complete the Orientation: go through the materials using the link below and pass the test at the end with an 80% or above.
  • Completion is due by noon on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
  • Failure to complete the Orientation will result in enrollment in ACAD 0001 College Orientation and payment for one credit hour of tuition and fees.

 

You are welcome to take the test at the end of the Distance Education 101 Orientation three times in order to obtain the 80% or above. If you haven’t scored an 80% or above after the third attempt, contact Kristen Cooke (501) 977-2033 or cookekristen@uaccm.edu.

How to Access Online Orientation

To access the Orientation:

  1. Using an internet browser, go to https://uaccm.blackboard.com/.
  2. Log in to Blackboard with your UACCM username and password:
    1. To create your UACCM username and password, use the following formula:
      1. Username: first initial + middle initial + lastname + last 3 of student ID 
      2. Password: First initial (uppercase) + entire StudentID
      3. For example, John C. Doe (student ID #999004321) would have a username of JCDoe321and a password of J999004321
      4. Please note that the password is case sensitive.

 

If you have issues with your student account and are unable to access Blackboard, contact the UACCM helpdesk at helpdesk@uaccm.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

What is the difference between Online Orientation and On-Campus Orientation?

Online Orientation is completed through our online course system, Blackboard. The content for On-Campus Orientation and Online Orientation is similar. The primary difference in the two types of Orientation is that students completing On-Campus Orientation have the chance to see the campus and meet their advisors and peers before class begins. There is no On-Campus Orientation option for the Summer or May Sessions.

What happens if I don’t attend orientation?

If you are registered for the Summer I, Summer II or May Intersession and you fail to complete Orientation, you will be dropped from your classes.

If you are registered for Fall or Spring Semesters and you fail to complete Orientation, you will be enrolled in ACAD 0001 College Orientation and will be required to pay for one credit hour of tuition and fees. You will not be allowed to drop this course unless you withdraw from the college.

Who is required to complete orientation?

All first-time entering freshman, transfer students, concurrent students, and re-admitted students – having not attended for five years or more or having left UACCM in academic suspension or probation – enrolling at UACCM are required to complete a New Student College Orientation prior to the beginning of the semester.

What should I do if I cannot access my account?

You should contact the IT helpdesk at helpdesk@uaccm.edu or call (501) 208-5312.