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New Student Orientation

This guide provides information about how to complete New Student Orientation

Welcome!

We are very excited that you have chosen to attend UACCM and are wholly committed to helping you succeed as you begin or continue your education. As a new UACCM student, you will encounter new ideas, new processes, and a whole new learning environment. Orientation is designed to help you overcome the challenges that can sometimes come with beginning at a new campus whether you attend in-person classes, online, or both!

Orientation will introduce you to our online learning environment, resources on campus, and our campus community.

Since the Orientation program provides information that is critical for your success, it is mandatory that you complete it prior to the beginning of the semester. If you fail to complete orientation on your assigned date, you will be enrolled in a one credit hour, five-week online course conducted during the semester.

Online Orientation is offered to students free of charge, but there is a fee for the five-week course. We highly recommend completing the free, online orientation prior to the start of the semester.

As you are navigating the online orientation, you may have questions. If you do, you may contact us by sending an email to NewStudentOrientation@uaccm.edu. The email must include your student ID number and full name.

YOUR MANDATORY ORIENTATION

Online Orientation will open on April 10 and must be completed by June 7 at Noon.

It may take 24-48 hours after you register for your account to become active.

Things you Need to Know

Orientation opens on APRIL 10 and is due by NOON on JUNE 7.

You complete orientation by going through each of the modules and then passing the final exam with at least an 80% or above.

The Final Exam covers the content in the Orientation modules.

Each student is given three attempts to pass the final exam with at least an 80%. If you fail to pass the orientation on the third attempt, email NewStudentOrientation@uaccm.edu with your first and last name as well as your student ID Number.

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.
    2. Click on the Course Link to access your orientation. 

 

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

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.

I’m trying to access my orientation, but I can’t log in. What should I do?

If you are trying to access blackboard within 24-48 hours of your advising appointment where you registered for classes, your account may not be loaded in the system yet.  If it has been more than 24-48 hours since you registered, email cookekristen@uaccm.edu You will not be able to access online orientation before the date it opens.

I don’t have access to a computer/internet right now.  How can I complete my online orientation?

You may visit campus when it is open and use the computers available in the  Academic Commons located in the Library Complex.

Will I learn which books I need for my classes during orientation?

No. You may visit the UACCM Bookstore’s website to look up your textbooks by the course number. www.theuaccmbookstore.com

I’ve logged in to Blackboard, but I still can’t find my orientation.

Take a look at the screenshot below.  Make sure you are clicking on the  “Courses “ link.  If you still don’t see your orientation, contact NewStudentOrientation@uaccm.edu