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Now that you’ve made it to the final step in the admissions process, we can say it officially – welcome to Anne Arundel Community College!

Orientation is where your student experience truly begins. Every student is required to attend an orientation session, either online or in person. We’ll introduce you to the various aspects of academic and campus life, prepare you for your first class, and get your AACC experience off to a great start.


How to Register for Orientation

Multiple orientation sessions are offered at the beginning of fall and spring terms. Just choose an orientation that best fits your needs.



What You’ll Learn During Orientation

For students, Orientation offers an introduction to all the various aspects of academic and campus life at AACC. At New Student Orientation, you’ll:

  • Learn tips for academic success.
  • Hear a variety of AACC student success stories.
  • Find out more about MyAACC.
  • Join a student organization, make new friends and discover other aspects of campus life.
  • Learn more about public safety at AACC.

AACC also offers orientation sessions for parents and for some specific programs of study.


What You Can Do Before Orientation

Are you anxious to get started? There are some things you can do before classes begin.

Get to Know MyAACC

If you haven’t already, become familiar with the student portal, MyAACC. You will use the portal to register for classes, pay your bill, get your grades, plan your schedule, check your email, access online courses, find out what’s happening on campus, join student organizations, and more. You’ll be emailed your username once you’re admitted to the college.

Get help with MyAACC.

Know Your Class Schedule

You can print your latest schedule from MyAACC or access it on your mobile device using the AACC app. Even if you think you already know where you’re supposed to be and when, it’s a good idea to double check. Room assignments sometimes change or classes get cancelled at the last minute.

Learn Your Way Around Campus

How long does it take to get from Careers to CADE? Where is the Johnson building? Where on Earth did I leave my car? Pick up a campus map at the Information Desk in the Student Services building, on the second floor of the Student Union or download a copy from this website.

AACC Arnold Campus Map.

Check out this nifty virtual tour.

Purchase Textbooks

To find out what textbooks you need for your classes, come to the AACC Bookstore, located on the first floor of the Student Union, or visit them online. There are also Bookstore locations at Arundel Mills and Glen Burnie Town Center. Make sure you save your receipt and don’t write in your book until you get to the first class to make sure you purchased the correct book. Full refunds will only be given with a receipt.

Get Your Student ID

All students taking credit classes are required to have a student ID card. Your ID card also serves as your library card, and is required for identification purposes at the Testing Center, Financial Aid office, and other offices on campus. You can also receive discounts on tickets to events on campus and at local businesses. To obtain your ID card, go to the AACC Bookstore. You will need a current driver’s license or other valid government-issued photo ID, and a copy of your schedule of classes.

Learn more about obtaining your student ID.

Register Your Parents for their Own Orientation

Parents and families can learn how best to support their college student with these sessions addressing tips for student success, student privacy rights, faculty expectations and financial aid.