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New Student Orientation

Welcome Day for New Students & Parents

Your Foothill College Experience

  • Be ready for fall quarter with this special on-campus Welcome Day at Foothillplanned to be a fun and informative event.
  • Meet other new students, as well as Foothill faculty, staff, and administrators, and get answers to your questions before classes begin September 23.
  • Parking at both events is FREE!

PARENTS AND FAMILIES: Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. for a special Parent Orientation. Learn about financial aid and other services for your student.

» Did you miss NSO? Watch the recorded event on our YouTube channel.


New Student Orientation

New Students

Wednesday, Sept. 18

9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Smithwick Theatre


New Parent Orientation


Tuesday, Sept. 17

6:30-8 p.m. in the  Appreciation Hall (1500)


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
  • Guided tours
  • Get your OwlCard student ID
  • Great entertainment
  • Resource fair
  • Free lunch
  • Cool prizes
  • Free parking

Park in Lot 1. See map

Please note:

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

Watch the New Student Orientation Video from 2017!


Disability Support

If you require accommodations for a disability, please call the Disability Resource Center at 650.949.7017 by September 16 to make arrangements.

The event is presented by Foothill College Outreach.