The Office of Student Services is committed to healthy student development and success.  To achieve this, we believe a holistic orientation program is vital.  Upon completion of all required orientation programs, new students will understand how to navigate campus when needs arise, feel more connected with other students, staff, and faculty, and become more self-aware.  Below is a listing of all orientation programs offered at CBC.

Base Camp

Base Camp allows future students to have the experience of being a CBC student a few months early. Students will stay on campus for two nights and live like a CBC student. During these two days, students will begin forming relationships with their future peers, learn more about CBC services and policies through an orientation program, and see some of what the City of Conway has to offer. Base Camp is open for new first-time entering freshmen only. Students who attend a Base Camp session are not required to attend an Online Orientation session. 

Online Orientation

Online Orientation is for students that are unable to attend Base Camp. It is designed for incoming students in mind and will answer any questions about CBC that they have. Students will be live and be able to interact with the Director of Student Success the entire time and will have the opportunity to learn from key staff about important policies and services offered to them. Students will not leave the hour-and-a-half long session without every opportunity to get their questions answers and ease any concerns students may have about attending CBC. Online Orientation is mandatory for all new first-time entering freshmen students who do not attend Base Camp.

M.U.D. Week

(Fall Semester Only)

Starting college can be exciting and overwhelming all at the same time.  To help make your transition to college easier CBC provides a week-long orientation program called M.U.D. Week. Mustangs Under Development (M.U.D.) Week is hosted by the Student Orientation Staff. Throughout M.U.D. Week, students attend various mandatory sessions. In the afternoon and evenings, students are encouraged to attend activities such as the President's Dinner, Karaoke Night, Campus-Wide Capture the Flag, and more!  Events are FREE to all new students.

Transfer Student Orientation

A special orientation designed specifically for new transfer students will be held on Monday, August 22, from 1:00-2:00pm in Room 315 of the Watkins Academic Building. Students will learn important CBC policies and how to login and use their MyCBC portal. They will also be provided information of various CBC services offered and campus life.     

CBC 1201 - Principles of Collegiate Success

Principles of Collegiate Success is a course required for all first time entering freshmen and transfer students who have earned less than 15 hours of college credit. This course is designed to help new students with their transition to college and CBC. Students will learn about CBC policies and services offered; academic skills; career readiness skills; critical thinking; personal responsibility; and so much more. This course not only will give students a better sense on belonging at CBC, but help them grow holistically as individuals. 

For more information on any of our Orientation programs, please contact Kerry Norris, Director of Student Success, by e-mail or at 501-205-8837.


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