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Congratulations on your acceptance to Anne Arundel Community College. Welcome to the Riverhawk family!

Our team is excited to help you begin your journey toward academic success. From day one with New Student Orientation until the end of the year, we are here for you! 

We host fun, social events and skill-based workshops aimed at helping you get adjusted to college. Dedicated to AACC's mission of providing high quality, accessible and innovative solutions for education and services, our team looks forward to setting you up for a strong first year.

New Student Orientation

Note: In response to the spread of COVID-19, we will not be holding face-to-face orientation at this time. Be sure to check back with us for any updates.

Online Orientation

We offer online orientation to accommodate busy schedules, transportation difficulties or any other challenges that may limit you from coming to campus. Our online orientation can be accessed at any time, from any mobile device and no registration is required. All you need is your student ID number and you are ready for orientation!

Attend online orientation.

Don't have your student ID number? Find it on your student bill or in the email sent to you when you first applied that has your username and student ID.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about all things orientation? Take a look at a few of our most frequently asked questions for some answers!

How can I prepare for orientation?

If you registered for classes before orientation, get familiar with your schedule. If you want to make any changes to it, our academic advisors will be on hand to help you!

Do I have to register for classes before orientation?

No, our academic advisors can help you schedule classes at orientation. It might be a good idea to write down any questions you may have that we can answer when you come to campus.

Can I bring guests (parents/guardians, friends or children)?

You can! We understand parents/guardians may have questions so we encourage you to invite them along. 

How long is orientation?

Orientation typically lasts for two hours! It's designed to be a preview of all the resources you'll use throughout your time at AACC. 

What will I be doing at orientation?

At orientation, you will:

  • Connect with other new Riverhawks.
  • Meet our student leaders and ask them any questions you might have.
  • Get to know your advisor.
  • Learn about the resources on campus that will set you up for success.

What's Next? Your First Year!

Orientation is just the first step in this wonderful experience. We understand that the transition to college can be tough and we are here to help! Our First Year Experience (FYE) program offers workshops, different programs and resources to support you. Stay connected and keep an eye out for information from our team about the benefits of FYE at AACC. 

What Else Can I Do?

Are you anxious to get started? There are some things you can do before classes begin.

Get to Know MyAACC

If you haven’t already, get familiar with the student portal, MyAACC. You'll use this portal to register for classes, pay your bill, get your grades, plan your schedule, check your email, access online courses, find out what’s happening on campus, join student organizations and more. Once you’re admitted to the college, you'll get your username via email.

Get help with MyAACC.

Know Your Class Schedule

You can print your latest schedule from MyAACC or access it on your mobile device using the AACC app. Even if you think you already know where you’re supposed to be and when, it’s a good idea to double check. 

Purchase Textbooks

Not sure what textbooks you need for your classes? Visit the AACC Bookstore online. 

Get Your Student ID

All students taking credit classes must have a student ID card. Your ID card also serves as your library card, and is required for identification purposes at the Testing Center, Financial Aid office, and other offices on campus. You can also receive discounts on tickets to events on campus and at local businesses. To get your ID card, go to the AACC Bookstore. You need a current driver’s license or other valid government-issued photo ID, and a copy of your schedule of classes.

Learn more about obtaining your student ID.


We're here to help!

Kyle Godduhn-Braaten


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In-Person Advising

For an in-person appointment with an academic advisor at Arnold, AMIL or GBTC, call 410-777-2307.