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Welcome new students to Northwestern Connecticut Community College! We are excited to have you join us and to welcome you into our family.

Orientation Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Orientation Program at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is to provide all incoming students with a collective and shared experience to set a tone for student academic and personal success while attending and after graduation.

To complete our mission, the Orientation Program at Northwestern Connecticut Community College provides the opportunity for students to:

-Identify campus support services to enhance student progress towards academic achievement and personal growth.
-Create a sense belonging community by acquainting students to Northwestern’s culture and compassion toward students.
-Meet with Faculty within their program area or area of interest to garner academic and program expectations.

New Students

Below you will find instructions on how to access Blackboard, myCommnet, Student Email, and as well as a schedule of a series of live virtual meet & greet conferences with faculty, staff, and students to get you better acquainted with everyone here at Northwestern. Should you have any questions or concerns about your orientation program contact Andrew Wetmore, Director of Student Activities at or at 860-738-6344. For technology support please contact the IT-Help Desk at 860-738-6367.

For most students a vast majority of your courses for the Spring 2021 semester will be based online. Understanding how to navigate our online tools such as Blackboard and myCommnet to access your courses and other resources will be critical to your success! See below for more instructions on accessing myCommnet & Blackboard.  Thriving in Virtual Environment

Parents/Guardians/Family Members

Please click the buttons below to take you to the Parent & Family Resource Guide (Downloadable PDF) and Parent & Family Resource Page on how you can support your student.

Parent Guide – Spring 2021 Suggestions to Support Academic Success 8 Questions to Ask your Student

Live Virtual Meet & Greets

Creating a personal connection with professors and other key staff is important to us as well as for your success. We recommend that student & parents take advantage of the opportunity to speak and ask questions at the various virtual Meet & Greet meetings. Click the button below you will see a list of live virtual Meet & Greets with our full time faculty in various areas of study.

Schedule of Live Meet & Greets

New Student Technology Support & Information

Students attending in the Spring 2021 semester will use an online platform extensively to access their courses and important resources. Follow the link below to a page that contains critical information about where to find IT support services, where and how to access your online student portal (myCommnet & Blackboard), how to access your student email,

Technology Support & Information

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