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Fall 2021 Orientation

Welcome Otis Owls!

During Orientation Week, you will be able to join In-Person and Virtual Orientation Sessions, complete your self-guided Online Orientation Course, meet your Peer Mentors/TISOs, connect with other new Owls, and get acquainted with life as an Otis College student. We look forward to meeting you!

1. Sign up for your Orientation Sessions taking place throughout the week. 

Making the transition to college can be exciting, eye-opening, and perhaps a bit overwhelming at times. Through our virtual and in-person Orientation Sessions, we will provide you with important information and tools to help you become the most successful Otis Owl that you can be. Through these sessions, you will learn about strategies and resources you can utilize to strive academically, creatively, and personally during your time at Otis College. Lastly, you will have the chance to ask any questions you have and connect with Student Leaders, other Otis College students, and members of our community. The main in-person Orientation sessions will also be livestreamed so your family can also join the experience.

Additional O-Week Programs are optional programs that are highly recommended for first year students to join. We suggest for you all to look through the list at the bottom of this page and choose to register for AT LEAST three sessions that you are interested in. Feel free to join as many as you would like!

All Session times will take place in Pacific Time. 

Please look through the tabs below for information on how to register.

2. Complete your self-guided Orientation Course through the Otis College learning management system, The Nest.

The online orientation course is created to help you learn about all the resources that you can access as an Otis Owl. Through this course, you will be able to navigate through informational modules that serve as essential introductions to the Otis College student experience. There are required steps to complete throughout the course, and a gift to unlock once all the modules are completed!

All new students will be able to access the Online Orientation Course on August 18th. Your orientation course can be accessed by logging on to your Otis College student dashboard (, and clicking on the Nest icon on the right side of the page, below "Events".

The deadline to complete this course to be eligible to earn your New OWL gift is September 10th, 2021.