The mandatory First Year Experience helps students understand college expectations, make informed program choices and identify needed coursework. The First Year Experience begins with an in-person orientation. Tri-C’s New Student Orientation sessions are designed to assess, inform and prepare students prior to beginning classes. Orientation is required for students new to college and recommended for students who have previously attended another college or university. Orientation provides students with information essential to successfully begin and proceed with their education at Tri-C. For more information about orientation and initial academic advising, contact the Counseling Office at 216-987-6000 and select option #4.