Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, SMCC will only be offering all orientation sessions online.

Your First Step to Success

You’ve been accepted to SMCC. Now it’s time for orientation! We offer two types of orientations: an individual Start Smart Orientation and a Group Orientation. At orientation, you’ll receive valuable guidance. You’ll learn about staff and faculty advising and the student success resources that are available to you, become knowledgeable about academic requirements, design a schedule that meets your needs and learn your way around.

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During new student orientation you will:

  • Become familiar with the college campus and learn how to find your way around.
  • Learn about and visit key offices and support services.
  • Identify your faculty advisor.
  • Learn tips for success
  • Learn how to use My Maine Guide (MMG), on the MySMCC online student portal, which provides you access to resources to help you be successful.
  • Use My Degree, on MMG, to view your specific degree requirements.
  • Further understand first-semester course requirements such as the Student Success Course and math course.
  • Learn how to make a class schedule that fits your needs.
  • Register for your first semester of classes.

How to Sign Up For Orientation

We offer two types of Orientations: Start Smart Orientations and a Group Orientations. Sign up as soon as possible to get the best selection of classes. Note that currently all Orientations are being offered remotely. 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, and design a schedule that meets your needs.

Start Smart Orientations

These are personalized one-to-one online Orientation sessions. To sign up, please call 207-741-5626 or email startsmart@smccME.edu.

Group Orientations

These small group sessions will be held using Zoom. Sign up now!

Prepare for Orientation

Being prepared for Orientation will ensure that you are able to get the most out of your session. Below are some tips to help prepare for Orientation.

  1. Know Your Test Scores & Course Placement
  2. Review Your Degree Program Worksheet
    You can view your degree program sheet for the program you plan to study by logging into the MySMCC online student portal and viewing the Degree Worksheets section on the Orientation tab on My Maine Guide. If you need help logging in, download the MySMCC Login Instructions.
  3. Browse Courses & Create a Draft Schedule
  4. Bring a List of Questions
    Remember, no question is too big or small to ask.
  5. Bring Your Photo ID