Orientation provides Merritt College with the opportunity to officially welcome you to the campus and help you learn the ropes! You will learn about the college’s expectations of you, as well as what you can expect of us. During orientation, new students are provided with information about the college’s different programs and services, as well as the degrees, certificates, transfer requirements, support services, and other useful information that will help you navigate. Our overall goal is to assist you in getting off to a great start and helping you navigate as you grow as a student. Thank you for choosing Merritt College!
Attending orientation is your first step to helping you make a smooth transition into college. It is also the opportunity to get more familiar with understanding how to access all of the resources that Merritt College has to offer.
There are three options available for you to attend an orientation in the morning, afternoon, or evening hour. Before you start your orientation you will need to submit an Orientation Intake form. CLICK HERE to open the form, once you have completed the form, select the orientation you wish to attend. See you soon!
1) Monday option: Morning from 9:30 am to 11:00 am (Click here to join orientation)
2) Tuesday option: Afternoon from 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm (Click here to join orientation)
3) Evening orientations are on a Wednesday or Thursday from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm (Zoom invite only)
Please click here to send an email to Maria Spencer to request your evening orientation.
In the email please write Orientation in the subject line and in the body of the email provide your full name, the student ID number if applicable, and the day you have selected for your evening orientation.
Some of the topics that will be covered during orientation;
- Learning about the different student service departments, financial aid, admissions & records, and counseling
- Learning about the different college resource programs, Next Up, Sankofa, CalWORKs, FYE, EOPs, Street Scholars, Veterans Services, Puente, Health Services, the Learning Center, Student Accessibility Services aka (DSPS) and, the Library
- Learning about campus life, Associated Students of Merritt College (ASMC), Inter-Club Council (ICC), Student worker opportunities, Study Abroad, Scholarships, and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
- Learning about Academic Success and the different Career Education Programs Merritt offers, such as EMT, Nursing, Administration of Justice, and many more.