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New Student Virtual Orientation

CRC New Student Virtual Orientations are held completely online!

Summer 2021 Orientation sign-ups are now open. CRC New Student Virtual Orientations are for new, first-time students. During this virtual orientation session you will receive:

  1. Your Education Plan (1st semester plan)
  2. Guidance with registration
  3. Information about financial aid
  4. Special Program information

Duration: 90 minutes

Fall 2021 Orientation sign-ups will begin April 1.

What You Will Need

These orientations are held on Zoom, in order to attend you will need:

  • Access to a laptop/desktop computer (the best way, but optional)  or phone
  • Internet

Must Already Have Done

Prior to attending a New Student Virtual Orientation, you must have:

  1. Completed your CRC Application. If you have not completed your Cosumnes River College application, please view the application resources available on the Outreach Application Tips and Resources webpage or attend a workshop.
  2. Received your student ID number (see Student ID Lookup)
  3. Created a Los Rios Password (see Password Management)

Didn't Receive Your Los Rios ID?

Check your email inbox and “junk” folder for an email from LRCCD containing your Los Rios student ID number. If you cannot find the email, use the Student ID Lookup form on the Los Rios website.

If you need additional assistance, complete the CRC's Student ID Help form.

How to Sign up for a New Student Virtual Orientation

Summer 2021 orientation only.

Step 1: Complete the CAC Major Selection Form

Career and Academic Communities (CAC) Major Selection Form

Step 2: Schedule your Orientation

Tuesday, March 9
5:00 to 6:30 pm


Thursday, March 11
11:00 am to 12:30 pm


Graduating High School Seniors
Tuesday, March 16
1:00 to 2:30 pm


Thursday, March 18
11:00 am to 12:00 pm


Not Your First Time in College?

Transfer Students

If you’re coming from another college, currently enrolled at another college or have units from another college, and you are interested in pursuing a degree at CRC your transcripts may need to be evaluated. Please see Get Started and Apply for information.

Current or Returning Cosumnes River College Students

Make an appointment with a CRC counselor.

Using your transcripts to meet a prerequisite requirement?

Visit Placement for information.

ESL Students

Students who want to enroll in only ESL courses are not required to attend the New Student Orientation. Visit the ESL Placement page for more information.

Questions about Orientation?

Contact the CRC Outreach Department at

Helpful Zoom Links

How to Join Zoom Meeting

Do I need an account to use Zoom for orientation?

No! A Zoom account is not required if you are strictly joining Zoom Meetings as a participant. If someone invites you to their meeting, you can join as a participant without creating an account.

How do I sign-up for Zoom?

You can sign up for a free Zoom account at

How much does Zoom cost?

A basic Zoom license is free.

Zoom Frequently Asked Questions