Orientation & registration is required for all new students AFTER you complete your placement test or have your testing waived.

If you have applied, been accepted, and taken your placement test, please select from the list below for your next step with orientation.

New Student Orientation is required for all new HTC students. Students may attend orientation on either campus, regardless of where you intend to take classes. Bring a copy of the academic plan you received at your post-test advising appointment and a photo ID.

At New Student Orientation, you will:

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


The only option for completing the new student orientation requirement to start classes in Spring 2016 is the online orientation.

Options for completing orientation for Summer and/or Fall semester 2016 will be posted on this webpage soon.  Please check this page then for further details.


New Student Orientation Learning Outcomes

Through new student orientation, students will…

  • Feel welcomed and connected to HTC.
  • Learn how to be a successful college student.
  • Be familiar with campus resources and campus life.
  • Be introduced to college technology.
  • Feel prepared to start college at HTC.

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.

Cancelling a reservation for an on campus orientation

To cancel your reservation for a New Student Orientation, please check your email confirmation that you received and cancel from that email confirmation.

Parking for on campus orientation

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. Student Ambassadors will direct you to the room for orientation.


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.

Last updated by smarkes : 2016-01-11 07:49:54