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New Student Orientation


Are you new to Whatcom? It's time to catch The Whatcom Wave, WCC's new student orientation! In one half-day, you will learn about the wealth of resources and services available to you, like financial aid, advising,  student clubs, campus activities, and more. Students attending the new student orientation will also have the opportunity to meet other WCC students, instructors, and staff and get to know the campus before the first day of classes.


Whatcom Wave Session this Winter 2016:

Tuesday, January 5

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Syre Student Center (view campus map)
Click here to RSVP or call 360.383.3080 for more information


Join a 6-week College Success / New Student Orientation Course!

WCC will offer three sections of EDPL 100 (College Success: An Orientation for New Students) in Winter 2016. This 2-credit course is a perfect way to start your studies at Whatcom Community College as you get to know the College, meet other students, and learn key strategies for success in school. Winter's EDPL 100 classes will begin early with a mandatory initial class meeting on Monday, January 4, include the Whatcom Wave on Tuesday, January 5, and run through the first 6 weeks of Winter Quarter. Check the MyWCC system or speak with an academic advisor for details, including specific dates for your class.

Student Success & Advising Handbook   

WCC's Student Success & Advising Handbook for the 2015-2016 school year is now available in PDF format. This handbook is the required textbook for EDPL 100 and is free to all WCC students. Download it here.