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Chief Student Services Officers Promote Sense of Belonging with Digital Experiences

Meet us at this Student Services Leadership Conference for California Community Colleges

Build Belonging with Virtual Orientation

CSSO 2024 | March 12-24 | San Francisco

Student Success Starts with Early Engagement in Virtual Orientation

Chief Student Services Officers Promote Sense of Belonging with Digital Experiences

Building a sense of belonging is a process. Student services officers are showing new students how to make college connections early in the onboarding process. It all starts with a digital experience in a personalized virtual orientation students complete on their own time.

Given the diversity of today’s new college students, providing an inclusive onboarding experience is still aspirational for many orientation professionals. We want students to feel seen and feel part of a community. At the same time, students expect to be treated like the individuals they are. 

Many student services and orientation staff have tried providing student orientation information online through a in a one-size-fits-all video. As a result, completion rates, and subsequent matriculations rates were low. Today, with a comprehensive virtual orientation system intentionally composed to reach disproportionately impacted students, completion and matriculation rates are near 80%. Outcomes are transparent and quantifiable. 

Discover Virtual Orientation Solutions Your Peers Prefer

Discover how nearly 20 California Community Colleges implemented a responsive, personalized, interactive, and video-rich virtual orientation that is welcoming and preparing more new students than ever before. Students engage in content relevant to their experience including Freshmen, Transfers, Veterans, International students, and many others. 

Quickly becoming a best practice in student services, virtual orientation is innovating programs for student engagement. As the new student experience is transformed, staff have access to real-time data for better analysis and greater efficiency, providing greater insight to meet students where they are on their journey to college.

Let's Connect at CSSO 2024

Explore virtual orientation solutions currently deployed at California Community Colleges and learn from your peers how digital experiences are impacting the onboarding process.

Allan Hancock College

Antelope Valley College

Bakersfield College

Butte College

Cerritos College

Cerro Coso Community College

College of the Desert

Hartnell College

Merritt College

Miracosta College

Monterey Peninsula College

Mt. San Antonio College

San Diego City College

San Diego Mesa College

Southwestern College

West Valley College