MHCC to Open Orientation Center Sept. 30

Posted: September 26, 2013

Suppose you’re a new student at MHCC, just figuring out how to navigate the campus, how to get the classes you want—how to get lunch, for that matter. Or, you are a current student, interested in how to use the online registration system. Maybe you’ve been out of school for awhile and are restarting your education, with financial aid questions or veteran services questions or…

What you need is a convenient place on campus with all the information and answers, and maybe with a cool SoCal TV show nickname. OK, that last part isn’t really important, but it just so happens that MHCC’s new O.C.—Orientation Center—is opening Sept. 30 in Gresham 97030 in Room AC1002.

“The O.C. is designed to be a line-free, customized, ‘sit down and let’s talk’ center for new, restarting and current students,” says Sydney Eustrom, MHCC’s manager of Student Outreach. The center will house 20-plus computers and serve as the go-to site for students to get oriented or reoriented on the registration process, MyMHCC (the college’s online gateway for students), support services, general financial aid procedures, online payments and more—all via one-on-one support.

“In addition, the O.C. will be a source of referrals for students needing more specific or in-depth assistance from the many services around campus,” notes Christy Weigel, Orientation Center coordinator.

Advising workshops for students will be held in the O.C. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – noon and 2 – 4 p.m.; and Fridays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Drop-in services will not be available or will be limited during these times.

Fall term hours for the O.C. are:

Mondays: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesdays: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursdays: 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Fridays: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

“For many, the college-going process isn’t an intuitive thing that automatically makes sense. It’s a process with its own vocabulary, ever-changing procedures and a road map of options,” says Eustrom. “The O.C.’s purpose is to walk students through the starting points, thus setting the tone for a successful kick-off to their educational journey.”

For more information, please contact the Office of College Advancement, 503-491-7204 or

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