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New Student Orientation

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) New Student Orientation (NSO) provides you and your family an introduction to the academic and student resources on campus. New students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Spring 2018

NSO will be held Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Continental breakfast will be provided. Guests are welcome to attend!


Note: Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center (RATTC) students will attend the Elizabeth City Campus orientation.

Campus Location Time Contact
Dare County Administration Building 9:30 a.m. – noon 252-473-2264 ext. 7010
Edenton-Chowan Administration Building 9:30 a.m. – noon 252-482-7900 ext. 6011
Elizabeth City A 201 9:30 a.m. – noon 252-335-0821 ext. 2290
RATTC Elizabeth City Campus: A 201 9:30 a.m. – noon 252-335-0821 ext. 2290

What to Expect

Here is a sample of some of the sessions that you’ll attend during NSO:

  • Your official welcome to COA
  • An opportunity to explore your designated campus
  • Advising and academic success sessions
  • Discussions about Dolphin pride, campus safety and Title IX policies
  • Information about getting involved and engaged in the student life experience
  • Information on financing your education and paying your bill

Additional information about our expectations for you as a new COA student will be woven throughout the day, such as what to expect on your first day of class, academic integrity and personal responsibility.