New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is required for all students after admission. (Law Enforcement students must complete online orientation.)

Due to the recent developments regarding COVID-19, Orientation is offered online only until further notice. For COVID-19 Updates, visit RESOURCES AND SERVICES.

At New Student Orientation, you will:

  • Learn about HTC policies and procedures
  • Setup your my.HennepinTech email
  • Get your Student I.D.
  • Sign up for emergency notifications
  • Register for courses 

Complete online Orientation:

Online Orientation

Who is required to complete New Student Orientation

Any student who is new to Hennepin Technical College is required to complete New Student Orientation. This includes Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) students, transfer students, non-degree seeking students, and students only taking one class.

Canceling a reservation for New Student Orientation

To cancel your reservation for a New Student Orientation, please email with the date you signed up for and your contact information.

Parking on campus

When you come to campus for New Student Orientation, please park in any student designated lot (no permit is required for student lots) or in our visitor parking spaces. If you park in visitor spaces, please go to the Information Desk at the main entrance to the building to sign in.


For disability accommodations at New Student Orientation, please email at least 48 hours in advance.

International Students

In addition to attending a New Student Orientation session, all international students may be required to attend International Student Orientation. Information regarding International Student Orientation will be available online.