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First 30 Days

We are excited for you to join us at Hennepin Technical College! Below are important dates and resources that will help you navigate through your first month here.

Week 1: New Student Welcome Days

New Student Welcome Days are optional days held prior to semester start. During these days students will learn where things are, how to access and use D2L, eServices, Registration/Transfer Credit, and the Campus Store — for a successful and meaningful start to college life at Hennepin Technical College. These events are open to all incoming students. We look forward to seeing you there!


Brooklyn Park Campus

Thursday, August 24, 2023

4:00 pm

Campus Tour
5:00 pm


Eden Prairie Campus

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

4:00 pm

Campus Tour
5:00 pm


Can't make it to campus for one of these events?

Contact Danielle Fehring to schedule a virtual session.

Important Dates

View the college-wide calendar for important dates.

Before Classes Start

  1. Set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
  2. Set up your Hennepin Tech email
  3. Login to eServices and get familiar with your schedule
  4. Login to D2L Brightspace
  5. Complete a free Online Learning Workshop! Follow these Instructions on how to self-register.
  6. Find your books
  7. Plan your transportation

Your First Two Weeks

  • Attend Welcome Week
  • Get involved! Discover extra curricular activties through the Student Life Department
  • Complete D2L Brightspace Basic Training Boot Camp offered by the Tutoring Centers
    • Go through D2L and check the sections your instructors use
    • Stay on Track
    • Course Home
      • Announcements
      • Links
    • Course Materials
      • Content
      • Checklists
    • Communications
      • Discussions
      • Class List
    • Assessments
      • Assignments
      • Quizzes
      • Grades

D2L Boot Camp is offered during Welcome Week. Contact

Completing Your First Month

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