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.
New Student Registration
New Student Registration is the first step a student takes in the Orientatation process.  Once a student has submitted all required admissions documents, the student is elligible to register for classes.  To make this as smooth as possible, the student's Personal Admissions Officer serves as a temporary academic advisor, sets an adivising appointment with the student, and meets with the student to make a class schedule.  During the first week of classes, all new students are then introduced to their permanent academic advisor. 

Fall Online Orientation
Before coming to campus, there are a few more things students need to know about CBC.  Which books should I order?  How can I contact my advisor?  How do I pay my bill?  Online Orientation answers these questions, and more!  Additionally, students have a chance to hear from the Vice President for Acadmic Affairs, Dean of Students, and Information Technology Department.  The Director of Student Services remains live during the session to interact, filter questions, and ease any concerns students may have about attending CBC. Online Orientation is mandatory for all first-time entering and transfer students. 

Sign up for an Online Orientation session by clicking on "Online Orientation," and selecting a date and time which best fits your schedule. 

Spring Orientation
Spring Orientation is for first time entering and transfer students who begin in the Spring semester.  Like Online Orientation, Spring Orientation is designed to help students feel more comfortable about their decision to attend CBC, familiarize students with their new environment, and ensure students are knowledgeable of on campus support and resources.  While Spring Orientation is available to all new students, attendance is by invitation only.  To receive an invitation to Orientation, students must submit all required admissions documents and register for classes.  If you have not received information about Spring Orientation, please contact your personal admissions counselor.

Mustangs Underdevelopment Week (M.U.D. Week)
(Fall Semester Only)
M.U.D. Week...where to begin?  In a nutshell, M.U.D. Week is all about helping new students build friendships and discover ways to get involved on campus.  New students (aka "Ponies") are separated into four color groups: red, orange, yellow, and green.  Students are encouraged to wear their team color until the last night of M.U.D. Week when they all attend the Blue Party.  Throughout the week, students learn about CBC traditions and services and participate in a variety of competions to gain points for their team.  At the end of the week, teams compete in a campus-wide relay race ending in a giant mud slide!  The team with the most points is awarded "The Post" (a highly coveted fence post with horse shoes...I mean, "trophy") which is proudly displayed in the Mustang Grill for the entire year.  Upon completion of the M.U.D. Week program, Ponies are granted the status of "Mustangs!"  Students receive the M.U.D. Week schedule in the Summer Packet, which is mailed in mid July.

CBC 1201
Principles of Collegiate Success is a course designed to assist new students in their adjustment to college life, develop an understanding of the learning process and academic success skills, and foster a sense of personal and social responsibility.  The course is required of all first-time entering freshmen, transfer students who have earned less than 15 hours of college credit, or as required by the CBC Admissions Committee.

For more information, please feel free to contact us!

First Year Experience Coordinator
Kerry Norris


 Mabee Student Center - Student Services


 (501) 205-8837


Director of Student Services
Rachel Steele


 Mabee Student Center - Student Services


 (501) 205-8873