Welcome and congratulations on your decision to attend Bristol Community College! New Student Orientation is a mandatory and essential first step in your academic career at Bristol Community College.

With limited availability be sure to sign-up early!

As a new student, be sure to complete your placement testing prior to registering for classes. Testing is a necessary and required first step before you can register for classes. View the Bristol Testing Center schedule.

If you have any questions, contact the Advising Center at 774.357.2777. Learn more about registering for classes.

Not sure which session to sign up for? Click here to see what session your major falls under!

Please note: Students majoring in any of the business programs will receive an invitation from the Business department to attend a Business Bootcamp. Dates will be in July and August.

For students planning to take all of their courses online, you are welcome and encouraged to attend an in-person New Student Orientation session, if possible. Alternatively, we are offering a condensed version of New Student Orientation that can be viewed online, in lieu of an in-person session.

If you are a fully online student and unable to attend an in-person New Student Orientation, please reach out to the Orientation team (orientation@bristolcc.edu) for access to the online orientation and for further details regarding advising and course registration.

Fall River

General Sessions

Health and Life Science Programs

Humanities and Arts Programs

Legal and Social Science Programs

STEM Programs

New Bedford

General Sessions


General Sessions


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