Isothermal Community College

Office of Admissions

New Student Orientation

Exterior of Foundation building Orientation will provide students with the knowledge necessary to successfully navigate their first semester at Isothermal Community College. Orientation is mandatory for new curriculum students. 

Fall 2019 Orientation

Chose between Face-to-Face Orientation or Online Orientation 

Face-to-Face Orientation:

  • August 15, 2019, Morning Session 9:30 am to noon, Evening Session from 5:30-8 p.m. 
  • Check-in begins at least 30 minutes prior to the sessions at the Foundation Performing Arts Center with an expo of clubs and academic departments.  
  • Students should register with the name used on their admissions application
  • Students may indicate a guest or guests when completing their RSVPs on Eventbrite, the button is on the right.

Online Orientation:

  • Access anytime on Patriot Port
  • Use your student email and ID number to receive credit for completing

Topics include:

  • Educational Planning: What's the Goal and the Plan?
  • Financial Aid:  How to Keep It. 
  • Need to Know:  Safety, Consumer Information, and Campus Resources
  • Technology:  How It's Useful

Follow the directions below for priority Student ID and Parking Sticker dispersion:

Student IDs:

Submit a photo to with following requirements to be able to pick up your Student ID at the Orientation Session.

  • Type in the subject line: Student ID Request
  • Photo requirements include:
    • Full front view of your head and shoulders only with face and shoulders directly facing the camera. I have attached a sample.
    • The picture must be in real color (no touchups or filters).
    • Background color should be white, cream, or light beige.
    • Please remove sunglasses, hats, or head covering unless it is for religious purposes.
    • Sufficient lighting with no shadows – needs to be clear in color.
    • No other people in the photo.
    • Feel free to smile!
    • Save photo as the student ID in a jpg format (i.e. 0987654.jpg) – no other formats will be accepted.
    • File size should not exceed 2MB.

Student Parking Sticker:

Submit your tag number/make/model of car to to pick up your parking sticker at orientation

Accommodations request

If you need accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility at 828-395-1732 at least two weeks prior to the event.