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CSE’s full orientation program integrates all offices and academic departments, as well as student leaders, incoming students and their families. Orientation addresses the following topics linked to student success: knowledge of services and academic rigor, policy and procedure, financial literacy, social networking and integration, diversity, technology, experiential learning, time management, intrapersonal and interpersonal skills and communication skills.

New Student Orientation

All new students are required to attend a three-day orientation to ArtCenter during the week before classes begin. The CSE coordinates this program each term to assist undergraduate and graduate students with their transition to the academic and community life of ArtCenter. Supplemental testing opportunities, a mandatory International Orientation and Family Orientation take place in the days prior to New Student Orientation. CSE has established a Facebook group as an extension of their orientation program.

Family Orientation

The family members of incoming students are invited to a one-day orientation program to introduce important programs, services and policies. The orientation program highlights the CSE, Enrollment Services, Career Development and Financial Aid as well as resources that the Student Store provides. The CSE coordinates the program and encourages family members to stay connected with the CSE by joining the ArtCenter Family Facebook page.

International Orientation

International Orientation, which is mandatory for all international students, is an opportunity for students to learn about American culture, as well as ArtCenter culture. At this orientation, students receive important information regarding their immigration documents and visa status. (International Orientation is typically scheduled on the day prior to the first day of New Student Orientation.)

More information specific to Orientation can be found at InsideArtCenter.