COVID-19/Coronavirus Update:

The College will be holding Orientation sessions as scheduled. We encourage you to review the Maine Community College System’s COVID-19 FAQ webpage for general information and to address any concerns you may have about whether or not to attend. If you need to reschedule your session please contact us at or 207-741-5760. This is a rapidly evolving situation, and we will continue to provide information as it develops and changes. Please check back regularly for updates.

Welcome to the online home for New Student Orientation at SMCC. At orientation you will get valuable guidance. You will learn about staff and faculty advising, the student success resources that are available to you, become knowledgeable about academic requirements and expectations, design a schedule that meets your needs, and learn your way around campus.

Signing Up for Orientation

Accepted to start Spring 2020? Email, or call us at (207) 741-5626 to schedule your one-to-one Start Smart Orientation! 

Preparing for Orientation

Here are some tips to prepare for your Orientation session:
  1. Know your test scores and course placement (refer to Understanding Your Scores handout below).
  2. Review the Degree Worksheet for your degree program (located on right side of this page).
  3. Browse courses and create a draft schedule (review Creating a Great Schedule, and find the Course Schedule in the My Courses section of My Maine Guide).
  4. Bring a list of questions and know we are ready to answer them!
  5. Bring your Photo ID (if you have one).
If you have questions, please contact the Advising Office at (207) 741-5835 or at We are excited to welcome you to the SMCC community!

PowerPoint Presentations

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You can scroll through the Orientation PowerPoint yourself (linked above), or use the Recorded Orientation Presentation link to listen to a recorded version of our Orientation PowerPoint.


Preparing for Orientation

Orientation Packet

Welcome to the SMCC Reservations Portlet!
Please choose what type of reservation you would like to make from the menu below.

Degree Worksheets