Thanks for visiting! More details for Spring Orientation 2021 are forthcoming. Please check back soon!

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Welcome to CCAD.

New student orientation will help you get on firm footing well before you begin your college career at CCAD. We are proud to welcome the next class of talented artists and designers to our community and we look forward to helping you prepare for your CCAD experience!

Orientation has moved to a fully virtual format this year. Virtual Orientation will be for all incoming students, including new first-year students, students in the Online First Year program, international students, and transfer students.

Advising: The advising team will be hosting virtual drop-in advising appointments in increments of 20 minutes on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 12:40 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. These appointments will be sign up only and are specifically for incoming first-year and transfer students. You can sign up using this link.


Step 1: Complete the required sessions

Virtual Welcome Live Session 

The Live Session will take place on January 15, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.. Attend here. Please check back soon after for a video of the live session. 

Questions about virtual Orientation? Please email

Meet Your Major Live Sessions 

Please check back soon for links to the Meet your Majors sessions! These will be on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 11 a.m. to noon.

Attention students! Here, find the links for your virtual meeting with your department Chair and peers.

Don't miss out. These sessions are your entry point to your major. Every student should attend one of these sessions. 

Are you still undecided about your major? Please attend a session that you think might be the best fit for you. 


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Information about Film & Video

Meet Your Major Live Session:

None for Spring 2021


Required Orientation videos 



How to help your creative 

Families and friends: Learn how to support your student at CCAD (and beyond) in this presentation and video.

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Step 2: Review resource booklets


Step 3: Review optional materials

Students and Families in Transition  

The transition to college is a big one, not just for students, but for their family and loved ones, too. 

In these videos, you'll learn the basics on services and support for our students (think Career Services, Residence Life, Academic Advising, and Student Engagement & Inclusion) as well as how parents, grandparents, and others can best support students as they transition to college and CCAD.

Families in Transition

Students in Transition

Graduate Students 

More information about graduate student Orientation to come. Please check back soon. 

Information regarding orientation dates and registration for orientation can be found in your New Student Portal.

Questions? Please email

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