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Traditional Student (Age 17-20)

After completing the placement process, you will receive information on how to register for New Student Orientation. New traditional-aged students (age 20 and younger) are required to complete orientation to register for classes. During this one-day event – the first step in your Oakton jOURney! – you will meet other incoming students, become acquainted with your academic advisor, and register for classes. Staff and current Oakton students also will be on hand to help you navigate the transition to college.
Scheduled in-person orientation sessions for the fall 2015 semester have concluded. For information on how to complete orientation for the fall 2015 semester, e-mail

Orientation registration for the spring 2016 semester will open at the beginning of November.

Sample Orientation Schedule*

9:30 a.m.


10 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Transition to College & Student Success Resources at Oakton

11 a.m.

Educational Planning Session



12:30 p.m.

Campus Tour

1 p.m.

Student Life Session

1:30 p.m.

Meeting with Academic Advisors

2:30 p.m.

Class Registration


*Subject to change

Student Profile

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Gundsambuu Bayarsaikhan works on his degree while acclimating himself to Chicago’s “tepid” winters.