New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

black location icon New Student Orientation is required for all new SWTJC students, whether you are a first-time in college student, a dual credit student, or attended another college, but have completed less than 12 semester hours. Orientation is attended in-person and completion is required before registering for classes.

New Student Orientation is offered at the Uvalde, Eagle Pass, Del Rio, and Crystal City campuses. Students must attend In-person Orientation at the campus where classes will be taken. All other students who plan to attend or who have been attending the Pearsall Campus can attend Orientation at the Crystal City or Uvalde Campus. Students who plan to attend or who have been attending the Hondo Campus must attend orientation at the Uvalde campus.

Step 1: Complete all admission and enrollment steps

Black task completed icon Enrollment steps include:

View the Steps for First Time College Students

Step 2: Select your New Student Orientation Date

black exlamation point icon inside a circle All First-Time College students must attend a mandatory New Student Orientation.

During this orientation, students will become more familiar with SWTJC by learning how to register for classes, learning about payment and Financial Aid options, and preparing for the first day of classes. You'll hear from our Student Services Departments, the Student Recruitment and Engagement Team, the Information Technology Department, and the Safety and Security Team.

Smaller sessions will break out into groups to visit with Admissions and Registrar, Financial Aid, Business Office, Student Success Services, and our Success Coaches!

Sign Up for New Student Orientation

Step 3: Pay for Classes

Black money symbol icon Students must make a payment or set up a payment arrangement using E-cashier to take advantage of our payment options. Additionally, if you applied for Financial Aid, confirm that you have been awarded by checking your SWTJC email account, Self-Service, or by contacting the Financial Aid Office.

View Resources and Options on Paying for College