SUNY Jefferson

New Student Services

You’ve been accepted to Jefferson. Congrats! Orientation is specifically designed for you – a new student. We want to make sure you succeed and our various orientation modalities provide all the info you need to start classes and know how to navigate college processes.

Your next step is to complete Required Online Orientation. You will also find how to register for Virtual Orientations and Success Sessions on this page that will give you a greater sense of belonging to campus.  Orientation Exercises & How To Video Tutorials are self-paced supplements to the Required Online Orientation. The Student Pledge is located at the bottom of the page. Please read and commit to follow as a new student of Jefferson.

What you can expect during your orientation

  • A warm welcome
  • Academic and classroom expectations 
  • Personal counseling & academic support services
  • Campus tour
  • Get your student ID card
  • Jefferson swag
  • Get all of your questions answered



2020/2021 Events


All participants in Virtual Orientation and/or Success Sessions
will receive a Jefferson t-shirt and swag bag!


Virtual Orientations

Check back for information on our next sessions. 

Success Sessions

  • Know Your Tools: My JCC & JCC email
  • The Essential Connection: Your Advisor
  • How and When to Access Classes
  • Online Essentials: Blackboard

Dates and Times: (Preview Week)

  • Required Resources – Identify, Obtain, and Access Your Textbooks
  • Improve your Outlook  – Add Your Schedule
  • Meet Your Connect4Success Team
  • Make it a Habit – Study Tips

Dates and Times: (First Week of Classes)

  • Access and Begin Using Office 365
  • Do it with Style – What is a style guide?
  • Save files, USB and OneDrive
  • Library Orientation  

Dates and Times: (Second Week of Classes)

If you could not attend a live Success Session, consider completing the Orientation Exercises.

Orientation Exercises

Orientation Exercises are self-paced modules that are designed to give you hands on tools to ease your transition to the college. If you have questions during the exercises please email

Topics Include:

  • Accessing MyJCC student portal, SOAR, Blackboard, Connect4Success, & Degreeworks
  • How to contact advisors and instructors
  • Getting your textbooks
  • Time management and study habits
  • Microsoft Office
  • Library Orientation

How to Videos

Student Pledge

I (state your name) pledge to sincerely commit myself to Jefferson’s 4 traits of excellence: interdependence, fairness, discovery and self-awareness.  
I pledge to commit myself to the values that Jefferson upholds: learning, inclusion, community, integrity and empowerment. 
I will give my best effort to my course work and seek assistance when appropriate.
I will uphold the highest ethical standards in everything that I do.
I will pursue opportunities for personal development and civic engagement.
I will actively participate in college programs and services.
I will respect the differences in others and learn from peers and staff of Jefferson.
I will be a devoted and responsible citizen of Jefferson Community College.
Of my community.
And of my nation.

Contact New Student Services

McVean Student Center (building 4)
(315) 786-6597