New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is required for all students after admission and after completion of placement testing or reciept of testing waivers.

If you have applied, been accepted, and taken your placement test (or had them waived), it is time to complete orientation!

Please choose a campus and date from the links below to attend orientation (or complete it online). Space is limited per day. Sign up now!

Students may attend New Student 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
  • Setup your my.HennepinTech email
  • Get your Student I.D.
  • Sign up for emergency notifications
  • Register for courses


Starting Fall 2018? Complete online Orientation below.

Online Orientation



Starting Spring 2019? You must complete Orientation before you can register for classes.

Check back here for in person Orientation sessions in September for January 2019 start.

Eden Prairie Orientation Sessions

Brooklyn Park Orientation Sessions



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 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.