New Student Orientation - FAQ's



New student for Spring 2018?

Please attend NSO2GO Friday, December 8th at 10:00 a.m. For more information click here


Who do I speak with if I have questions/concerns about NSO (New Student Orientation)?  

Please call 434-736-2023 or 434-736-2022.

How do I know which campus I should go to for NSO?

It is a great idea to attend the campus where most of your fall classes will be held or that is closest to you.

Students who attend classes primarily at the Clarksville Enrichment Complex (Clarksville), Estes Community Center (Chase City), Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center (South Hill), Occupational Tech Center/Pickett Park (Blackstone), or Southside Virginia Education Center (Emporia) off campus sites generally attend the Christanna Campus session.

Students who attend classes primarily at the Cumberland County Community Center (Cumberland), Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (South Boston) off campus site typically attend the John H. Daniel Campus session.

Do I have to register online to attend?
To better serve you and the entire entering class, we strongly encourage that you register to ensure an adequate amount of space, materials and refreshments are prepared to accommodate all attendees.

How will I know my online registration has been received?
Once your registration has been submitted, a confirmation page will appear. 

How do I cancel my registration?
If you are unable to come to the session you registered to attend, please kindly call 434-736-2023 or 434-736-2022. Doing so will help ensure accurate preparations are made for all sessions.  

When should I arrive to campus and where do I go?
Registration will begin at 9:00AM, thirty minutes before the orientation session.

On the Christanna Campus, all attendees should report to the John J. Cavan Workforce Development Center, which is the building to the left of the campus. You may park anywhere in the front parking area. [MAP]

On the Daniel Campus, all attendees should report to the  Student Services/Learning Resource Center building, which is the third building on campus to your right. Parking is available  in front of the building. [MAP]

What should I bring to get my SVCC Student ID card?

A Valid Driver’s License or Photo ID and a copy of your schedule is required to get your SVCC Student ID. You may print your schedule during NSO. Don’t worry if you are unable to get your Student ID during NSO you may stop by Student Services during the semester. 

Is it required that I attend NSO ?
Attendance at the New Student Orientation is highly recommended to prepare you for your college career at SVCC. The information shared throughout this event will serve as an invaluable asset to your academic pursuits as well as provide a perfect head start to becoming familiar with the campus, SVCC staff, and other students.

If I haven’t registered for my classes/ apply for Financial Aid, will I be able to complete fall registration during NSO?
Yes, at the end of New Student Orientation, Student Development will be available to register students for classes.  In additon, Financial Aid and Admissions will be open to help assit you with finishing the admissions process. 

Attending NSO at the Christanna Campus located in Alberta, VA?Click Here to RSVP.
Attending NSO at the John H. Daniel Campus located in Keysville, VA?Click Here to RSVP.