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First Year Orientation


COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the ongoing pandemic, BCTC has chosen to move First Year Orientation to an online format for Summer and Fall 2020 students.

Completing Online Orientation

Please read these important tips and guidelines:

  • First Year Orientation is required for all new students.
  • The online orientation takes approximately 25 - 40 minutes to complete.  
  • At the end of the orientation, you'll be asked to complete a short survey.  You must complete this survey to show that you have completed the orientation.  Also, by completing the survey you'll be entered into a drawing for prizes!

Once you register for orientation, you will be e-mailed the link to access it. 

 Orientation Registration

After completing the orientation, you will receive information about signing up for a "First Year Chat."  These will be short virtual meetings where you can ask questions you still have to BCTC staff, and we'll cover some highlights from the orientation.   We'll also provide information on programs that you are interested in and connect you to college resources.  We look forward to meeting you in one of the Chats.  We have them every week throughout the summer and will be giving away prizes at the chats (bluetooth speakers, headphones, and more).

If you like, go ahead and schedule your First Year Chat, but make sure you complete the online orientation BEFORE your chat.

We hope to see you this Fall! 

Please contact the First Year Center with any questions or concerns at 859.246.6702 or e-mail us at  We look forward to seeing you at First Year Orientation!