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New Student Orientation

Welcome New Students & Parents

Start Your Foothill College Experience

  • STUDENTS: Join us online on Monday, Sept. 13, from 1-3 p.m. for the Associated Student of Foothill College (ASFC) Fall annual New Student Orientation (NSO). Afterwards, join us on campus on Tuesday, Sept. 14 for an NSO after party drive-thru event. 
  • PARENTS AND FAMILIES: Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 6:30-8 p.m. for a special Parent Orientation. Learn about financial aid and other services for your student.
  • Need accommodations? Please contact the Disability Resource Center at 650.949.7017 or email
New Student Orientation

New Students

Join us for a virtual & in-person experience this year to welcome you to the Foothill family!

Join our Youtube Livestreamed NSO now! Being Live streamed on Monday, September 13th from 1-2:30 PM. Workshops will follow the online event!


How to RSVP

  • This September, Foothill College will host two events for New Student Orientation 2021.
  • Students will receive a required RSVP link via email for both of these events. New students, you will also receive a text reminder.
  • Deadline to RSVP is September 7th by 11 AM.

Online Orientation

Monday, Sept. 13
1-3 p.m.

Learn about Foothill College's amazing programs and services and become empowered to thrive during your time at Foothill College. Hosted by ASFC President Fatai Heimuli, we will have a welcome address from Foothill President Thuy Thi Nguyen & ASFC student government leaders, engaging equity keynote motivational speaker Shay Franco-Clausen, Foothill College alumni speaker & Outreach Office Staff Member Adiel Velasquez, a student success panel, speakers from Psychological Services services and much more!

On Campus Drive-Thru Party

Tuesday, Sept. 14
11 a.m.-7 p.m.**

Come join the fun by driving through our beautiful Foothill College campus to receive a goodie bag filled with school supplies & a to-go lunch! **NOTE: You'll sign up for a 30-minute time slot when you RSVP.

New Parent Orientation


Parent Orientation: Wednesday, September 15

6:30-8 p.m. via Eventbrite


What you can expect!

  • A session on what every college student needs to know
  • Information about on-campus programs and services available to Foothill students
  • Learn how to get your OwlCard student ID
  • Great entertainment
  • Resource fair
  • Cool prizes

Please note:

This event does not meet the orientation requirements for priority registration. Please follow steps for priority registration beforehand.

Disability Support

If you require accommodations for a disability, please call the Disability Resource Center at 650.949.7017 by September 9 to make arrangements.

Got Questions? Contact Us!

NSO Committee

 See New Student Orientation Photos from 2019!

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