CAC schedules 8 Orientation to College sessions Jan. 10-19

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. - In preparation for the 2013 spring semester that begins in mid-January, Central Arizona College students now may register online, over the phone, or in person for one of eight three-hour orientations available at five locations across Pinal County.

The orientations will begin on Jan. 10 and run through Jan. 19 with sessions scheduled in the morning, late afternoon and evening depending upon location.

"Orientation is a good foundation for those attending college for the first time," Jenni Gonzales, CAC's assistant dean of student affairs, explained. "It also serves as a great refresher for those who have already enrolled in classes. Many students, new and returning, are not aware of all of the resources available to them. Orientation points those students in the right direction."

CAC's Orientation to College provides new and returning students and their families the opportunity to connect with other students, faculty and staff. Each orientation includes topics ranging from how to get connected with student activities to locating academic resources.

To register for Orientation to College, please visit or contact a CAC academic advisor. For questions related to orientation, please email or call 520-494-5524.

The San Tan Center, located at 2474 E. Hunt Highway in the Shops at Copper Basin, will hold its orientation on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., while the Aravaipa Campus will hold its orientation on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The Aravaipa Campus is located at 80440 E. Aravaipa Road just off Highway 77 between the towns of Winkelman and Mammoth.

The Signal Peak Campus will hold a pair of orientation sessions on Friday, Jan. 11, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 9 a.m.-Noon. The Signal Peak Campus is located at 8470 N. Overfield Road midway between the cities of Coolidge and Casa Grande.

With the opening of the new campus in the city of Maricopa, CAC will offer two orientation sessions as students get acclimated to a new semester and a new facility.

The first orientation will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., while the second will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 9 a.m.-Noon.

The Superstition Mountain Campus also will hold a pair of orientations on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m.-Noon.

Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814