Student Orientations

Any new, transfer, or returning student who has not attended DACC in the past 3 years must complete a Student Orientation either on campus or online before registering for classes.

Whether you are attending an on-campus New Student Orientation or logging into the Online Student Orientation, you will need to fill out a Student Information Form to get you on the DACC system or, if you are returning student, to update your information.

To print a Student Information form offline, click on the following link:
Information Form

Spring 2015 Registration begins October 21st. Students will be able to log-in to the Online Student Orientation starting October 1st. You will be able to log in to the Online Student Orientation after you receive your DACC student ID number.

Note: You must complete a Student Orientation either on-campus or online and take the COMPASS Placement test (if needed) to register for classes.

A DACC Orientation session covers the following:

  • DACC programs and degrees
  • DACC Departments/Services
  • Financial Aid
  • Placement Test Information (such as the COMPASS)
  • The Jaguar Spot (our Online Student Services portal)
  • The Next Steps in Enrollment

How to Sign-up for an On-campus New Student Orientation (NSO)

If you are a new college student, or if you feel like you would be more comfortable working with someone on campus, then you need to sign up for an on-campus New Student Orientation.

  • To sign up for an on-campus NSO, contact Cindy Peck at (217) 443-8803 or Becky Doss at (217) 443-8896

How to Sign-up for an Online Student Orientation (OSO)If you are a returning or transfer, you have the option to complete an Online Student Orientation.

  • You will need to have your DACC Student ID number to log-in to the Online Student Orientation.
  • To obtain your student ID number, contact the Admissions Office at 217-443-8800 after you have turned in your Student Information Form and an Admissions Specialist has put your information into the system.
  • You will have to wait until after you have submitted your Student Information Form to receive your Student ID number.
  • Once you have your Student ID number, you can log-in to the Online Student Orientation at the following link: Launch Online Orientation
  • If you are having problems retrieving your Student ID number or cannot log-in to the Online Student Orientation portal, please contact Cindy Peck at (217)443-8803 for assistance.
  • Note: Students must answer at least 15/20 of the Final Test questions correctly in the Online Student Orientation to pass the orientation process. If you do not receive a 15/20, you must meet with the Director of Admissions and Records, Cindy Peck before you will be able to register for classes.

Online Orientations (INST-110)If a student has never taken a course online before, he or she is encouraged to access the Online Learning Orientation (INST-110) before participating in an online course. Orientations are offered in online and face-to-face formats. If you do not see the Orientation (INST-110) listed on your course schedule, contact your academic advisor to sign-up. This orientation will familiarize students with how to log-in to Blackboard - the portal used for most online classes here at DACC - how to communicate with instructors and fellow classmates, how to post assignments and discussions, and how to take quizzes and tests online. For more information, please refer to: http://www.dacc.edu/online

Fitness Center Orientations

If a student has signed up for one of the Fitness Center courses and has either never taken the class before or has not taken the course in over a year, he or she must attend a Fitness Center Orientation. At this orientation, students learn about the sign-in process and the proper way to use the exercise equipment in the Fitness Center. Students must wear work-out clothes to this orientation. Note: If a student does not attend a Fitness Center Orientation, he or she will be dropped from the Fitness Center course.