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New Student Programs

New Student Programs offers programs such as Archer Orientation, Welcome Weeks and the First Year Experience to assist in your transition to St. Louis Community College.

Register for Archer Orientation

As a first time in college student, you will attend an Archer Orientation session to learn about STLCC and enroll in your first semester classes!

Before you register for Archer Orientation, make sure you have been admitted and have completed your admissions checklist*, including the Major Explorer Assessment. 

*Log into your Archer Application, click on your application, and then select "Supplemental Items & Documents" at the top of the screen. There are detailed instructions as well as hyperlinks available regarding completing these requirements. 

Archer Orientation is designed to welcome you and provide you with useful information for your transition to college at STLCC! Your Archer Orientation session will include:

  • An opening presentation to learn more about STLCC
  • One-on-one with a Student Success Advisor to get registered for your first semester classes
  • Campus exploration activity

Please plan to arrive on campus a few minutes before your orientation session, as ongoing construction limits available parking. Once on campus, follow the signs to your session. 


Archer Orientation is open to everyone, and in turn, we want to make it accessible for everyone. If you have accommodation needs when planning your Archer Orientation, let us know by emailing us at fye@stlcc.edu. Visit the Access Office to learn more.


You are welcome to bring a guest to Archer Orientation, but please be aware that due to limited seating, only students will be allowed in the main session. Your guest will be able to join the group for the campus exploration activity.

Archer Orientation is a required step for all new to STLCC students. This is how you will register for your classes for your first semester.

Yes! You can attend orientation at any campus; it is the same presentation and information. The campus-exploration activity will be campus-specific; however, it will be an opportunity to learn about all of the offices at STLCC and what resources are available to help you succeed as a student.

First Year Experience (FYE)

What is First Year Experience (FYE)? FYE is a program comprised of learning modules to help first year students adapt to college at STLCC and gain valuable skills that will help them inside and outside the classroom. Each learning module has a seminar, event, and peer mentor office hours to support the learning outcomes. The program is designed to guide students in getting involved on campus, setting goals, learning study skills, and so much more.

Learning Modules

  • Campus Involvement (August)
  • Goal Setting, Motivation, and Character (September)
  • Financial Literacy (October)
  • Academic Achievement (November)
  • Study Skills (December)
  • Dialoguing and Community Building (January)
  • Health, Wellness, and Safety (February)
  • Critical Thinking (March)
  • Career Planning (April)
  • Time Management (May)
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Virtual First Year Community

Can't make it to campus? Join us on Microsoft Teams to chat with your classmates, ask questions, and find out about events and opportunities on campus!

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Contact Us

If you have questions or need assistance, please email us at fye@stlcc.edu.

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