New Student Orientation

What to expect

  • You will receive your New Student Orientation, Advising, and Planning Handbook full of resource materials.
  • You will access and navigate Bucks’ technology systems, accounts, and tools.
  • You will learn:
    • how to locate vital information, resources, and offices you will need before and during the semester.
    • about expectations, critical milestones and deadlines, and the importance of the planning process to your success.
    • important safety information, policies and procedures.
  • You will be oriented to the Learning Resources area
  • You will be introduced to the “Keys to Success at Bucks” self-paced online orientation program.
  • You will receive information about your next steps to access academic advising and registration.

What to do beforehand to prepare for the session

  • Complete all three Placement Tests (or if you have prior college-level coursework, receive testing and/or prerequisite waivers)
  • For students with prior college-level coursework:
    • To receive Placement Testing Waivers:  Submit either an unofficial or official transcript to the Admissions Office. 
    • In order to receive Prerequisite Waivers, you must submit the Prerequisite Waiver Request Form along with your transcript.
  • Please plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the session.

What to bring to the session

  • Your folder from the Testing Center which includes your test scores.
  • A writing implement.

What students are saying...

Great presentation, can’t wait to start school again!

Very helpful--went over more material than I thought.

Definitely would recommend session to others!

More helpful than I had even hoped!

Very informational for new students to the college!

Definitely cleared up the questions I had.

They made it fun and informative.

She got me excited to start at Bucks!

Great help!  Wish I came sooner.

Excellent program, very informative.

It introduced me to some good unknown tools.


It helped so much!  No longer as confused!