New Student Orientation is an essential step in beginning your educational journey. It will prepare you to be successful at Moraine Valley. Students register for orientation after taking placement tests and/or submitting ACT scores, AP scores or college transcripts.  If applicable, students also should verify financial aid status through their Moraine Valley student email before registering.

New Student Orientation

During the session, students will:

  • Meet with an academic advisor and counselor.
  • Learn about important policies and procedures.
  • Learn about support services and resources.
  • Explore technology used at Moraine Valley, including student email, the student portal, and the online learning management system.
  • Select and schedule your classes.
  • Make a tuition deposit (unless your financial aid has been completed and you have been cleared to register by the Moraine Valley Financial Aid Office).

How to Register

Students must first complete placement testing, or submit other forms of placement, prior to registering for a session. To schedule, email, call (708) 608-4800 or visit the Academic Advising and New Student Orientation offices in Building S, Room S201, on the Palos Hills campus.

What to Expect

Orientation is approximately three hours; please eat breakfast or lunch before attending.
Student should bring:

  • Pen or pencil
  • Copy of your placement test results and/or ACT scores
  • Your transcripts if you have college credit from attending a previous college, AP exams and/or dual credit completed at another college

Please note: Students must arrive on time; late students will be required to reschedule their session. Only students are allowed to attend. Parents and families can opt to attend a Parent and Family Orientation Program, as detailed below.


Get answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Parent and Family Orientation Program

Information sessions are designed for family members of new full-time students to learn about resources for students, career counseling, transferring to a four-year institution, financial aid and scholarships, privacy of student records, academic programs, and more. Bring your questions. Space is limited. Please RSVP at (708) 974-5277.