Now that you have registered for classes, we want to make sure you have all of the information you need to make your first year at Harford a success. How do we do that? By inviting you to Orientation! And since we’re online this year, we decided to add some fun and informative events leading up to it that will get you cheering for the start of the semester. Are you ready?

New Student Orientation

Gear up for a season of success! You have an entire team behind you and Orientation gives you a chance to get acclimated to college life at Harford. Choose from two virtual options below and join us! It’s the primary way for new students to ask questions and learn to be successful.

Topics will include online learning, clubs & organizations, technology support, resources, health & wellness, and more.

Dual Enrollment Orientation

We're so happy to welcome you to Harford for Fall 2020! Since we aren't be able to meet in person, we want to get together virtually to share information about your classes, as well as tips to help make your year successful. If you have questions or still need to register for fall classes, email admissions@harford.edu.

Parent Orientation

  • This event took place July 27. Recording of session will be posted soon.

Drive-Thru Pep Rally

You’re now part of the Harford team and what better way to show you some team spirit than at a pep rally! Held in three different locations, these socially distanced drive-thru events will get you ready for both Orientation and the new semester. There will be fun giveaways, some Harford swag, and a Playbook for Success that will take you through your first year. Think of this as a kick-off to Orientation!

Can’t wait to see you at whichever time, date, and location work best for you.

Tuesday, July 28, 4–7 PM
Harford Community College
APGFCU Arena Parking Lot
401 Thomas Run Rd, Bel Air

Wednesday, July 29, 11AM–1 PM
Edgewood High School
Parking Lot
2415 Willoughby Beach Rd, Edgewood

Thursday, July 30, 11AM–1 PM
North Harford High School
Parking Lot
11 Pylesville Rd, Pylesville

Orientation Review and Extras

As a follow-up to New Student Orientation or for those who missed it and want to review some of the information that was presented, a Blackboard site will go live to students beginning Monday, August 17.

The following modules will be available to view on your own schedule.

Orientation Reference Module
Recap important pieces that will be helpful during your time at Harford

SAVE Program
Online module covering Sexual Assault Prevention. Required for all students.

Online Learning Reference and Review
A helpful tool for students new to online learning. Review how to use Blackboard (finding grades, posting discussion board posts, etc), time management skills, and other useful tips!

New Student Orientation 2.0
A recording of one of our virtual orientation sessions will be posted on the Blackboard site for students who were unable to attend.

Questions or concerns?
Contact Kelly Otis, Director of Admissions at kotis@harford.edu.