Once you have applied to Craven, you will need to complete our New Student Orientation before registering for classes. Orientation gives you a head start in making meaningful social connections and introduces you to a host of resources to help you meet your academic and personal goals. We will help prepare you for your first day of classes as you begin your journey toward graduation.

  • Learn about academics at Craven
  • Prepare for advising and registration
  • Understand academic expectations and what it takes to be a successful student
  • Discover campus resources and opportunities
  • Become familiar with the campus
  • Learn to navigate and set up student email, Moodle, and Self-Service accounts

The next in-person orientation will be held on the following date:

New Bern Campus: Thursday, December 7 – 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Register for In-Person Orientation  OR

Access Virtual New Student Orientation on Panther Portal

Please note that you will need your Panther ID and login information to access Panther Portal.

If you’re a visiting/special credit student or already have a bachelor’s degree or higher, orientation is recommended but not required.

If you have any questions, please send us an email.

Contact Information

Campus Life
Ward Hall, Room 113

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