All new students are required to attend.
Parents or family members are welcome, but due to limited space, we ask that each student bring a maximum of two guests. Each OAR session is filled with information to familiarize you with NCMC – from faculty and staff, to our campus, to all the student resources available to you as an NCMC Pirate! Every new NCMC student is required to attend an OAR session.
OAR Event Schedule
|10:45am – 11:30am||Campus Tour *Optional at Alexander Student Center|
|11:30am – 12pm||Check-In at Cross Hall|
|12:00pm – 12:20pm||Welcome & OAR Overview at Cross Hall|
|12:20pm – 1:00pm||Advising/Registration & Student Life at Cross Hall
|1:00pm – 1:10pm||Break|
|1:10pm – 1:40pm||Financial Aid Information Session at Cross Hall
|1:45pm – 2:25pm||myCOMPASS at Hoffman or Cross Hall *Students Only|
|2:30pm – 3:15pm||Schedule Changes *Optional at Hoffman or Cross Hall|
Advisement & Class Schedule
Our Academic Advisors take a proactive approach to advising and registration. Your schedule is created based on recommendations from your department, your declared degree program, prior college credit, other special circumstances such as sports participation, your preferred method of course delivery, and your course preferences, among other things.