New Student Orientation

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Are you new to Whatcom? It's time to catch The Whatcom Wave, WCC's new student orientation! In one half-day, you will learn about the wealth of resources and services available to you, like financial aid, advising,  student clubs, campus activities, and more. Students attending the new student orientation will also have the opportunity to meet other WCC students, instructors, and staff and get to know the campus before the first day of classes.


Whatcom Wave Session this Spring 2017:

Monday, April 3            

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Syre Student Center (view campus map)
Click here to RSVP or call 360.383.3080 for more information


Join a 6-week College Success / New Student Orientation Course!

If you are new to WCC, we encourage you to enroll in Educational Planning 100: College Success: An Orientation for New Students (EDPL 100) during your first quarter of attendance. This 2-credit course is a perfect way to start your studies at WCC as you get to know the College, meet other students, and learn key strategies for success in school. The class focuses on fostering connections with other students and includes topics such as time management, financial literacy, degree planning, and more. 

To best support you as you settle into college, EDPL 100 begins a few days before the rest of your classes, includes the Whatcom Wave new student orientation, and continues to meet through the first 6 weeks of the quarter.  The course is offered at a variety of days and times, including nights and Saturdays, to meet your scheduling needs.  Log into the MyWCC student portal, check WCC’s class schedule search tool online, or meet with an academic advisor for details, including specific dates and times for your class section.

What students say about EDPL 100:

“I made friends, got to have a constructive class with a cool teacher, and developed better learning skills.”

“I learned some very useful skills and gained info that I would have not otherwise had.”

“I learned how to balance my time more efficiently and constructively.”

Student Success & Advising Handbook   

WCC's Student Success & Advising Handbook is now available in PDF format. This handbook is the required textbook for EDPL 100 and is free to all WCC students. Download it here.