Welcome to Granite State College
Whether you’re starting college for the first time, or returning to finish your degree, attending an orientation gives you a valuable introduction to the College that will help you feel prepared as a student.
At Granite State College, there are two types of essential orientations:
New Student Orientation
Overview of the resources and support available to you as a student, plus success tips for your first term at Granite State College! View Dates and Details
Learn how to navigate your online courses and explore how information is typically organized in our online learning management system. View Dates and Details
New Student Orientation
Begin our self-paced, online, on-demand new student orientation! It's available 365/24/7, so you can return to it at any time if you need a refresher.Start Now
Several live orientations are held each term, including webinars for new students, new online learners, and post-baccalaureate teacher candidates.View Dates
Graduate Student Orientation
A self-paced online course called "Graduate Resources and Orientation" is available online in your Canvas Dashboard. Your username and password are required.Access Course
Here’s a preview of the topics you’ll cover in your orientation!
Learn more about what makes Granite State College unique!
Technology Systems & Accounts
Get introduced to the systems you’ll use as a student and receive guidance on setting up your accounts.
Student Success Tips
Tips and techniques on how to stay organized as a student.
The First Week
Learn how to prepare in the days leading up to your first class, and hear our advice for a successful first week.
Student Support Services
As you may expect, your academic advisor will serve as the “captain” of your team, but you also have the support of a certified careeer counselor, online and in-person tutors, librarian for online research help, and more!
Our Canvas Orientations will teach you how to successfully navigate and participate in your online courses. In these sessions, you’ll explore your homepage, learn how to find your faculty contact information, and get an overview of how each class is generally organized. You can either attend a live webinar, or access a self-paced tutorial (information below).
Register now for a Live Webinar, led by an expert from our online team.
Self-Paced Practice Course
Access the “Intro to Canvas” self-paced practice course. (login required)
View Recorded Webinar
Watch a recorded webinar led by a Canvas expert.