Orientation Advising Community

Orientation Advising AC at the ACD Fair in Phoenix

This community was developed for advisors who play a primary role in planning, developing, and implementing new student orientation.  Our focus will be the specific student transition processes and critical nature of advising during the orientation experience.  In many ways, a first advising encounter at an Orientation event is the sole opportunity to set expectations for the future advising relationship, establish a connection and rapport with students, and explain the value of advising-specific resources available to facilitate student success.  In most cases the advising relationship begins at orientation, which makes it a critical piece of the student experience.

2019 Annual Conference Sessions

Showing Them the Ropes: New Combinations for a GREAT Orientation Program
Date: October 22nd, 2019
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room: Ballroom B

Flipped Orientation with Academic Advising
Date: October 21st, 2019
Time: 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room: Ballroom D

May Exploratory Discussion

May Exploratory Conversation with the Undecided and Exploratory Students Advising Community

The May discussion was around advising undecided students at orientation
View the Recording

2017 Recorded Discussion

On August 11, 2017, our group had a Brown Bag Online Meeting all about advising at orientation. Five presenters provided an overview of orientation advising activities on their respective campuses and conducted some Q&A.  


Current Chair

Jaime Oliver
Florida State College at Jacksonville

2019 Annual Conference

Join us at our Business Meeting!
Date: October 21st, 2019
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00 pm
Room: L026

Mission & Vision

The Orientation Advising Community promotes advising best practices in establishing the campus advising relationship and expectations to assist students with clarifying academic goal setting during an institution of higher education’s formal orientation program.  Promoting completion of academic goals includes encouraging interaction of students with professionals across campus, incorporating use of technology in orientation, working with families and the student’s support system, working with special populations of students, and balancing prescriptive and developmental advising at orientation with scheduling classes/registration.