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New Student Orientation

Call Me Chaser: Orientation

Welcome to SCC! We are excited that you have chosen to join the Chaser community! SCC’s New Student Orientation program is a wonderful opportunity to get answers and learn the ropes of what it means to be a SCC college student. It is also an opportunity to make friends and have FUN!


Virtual Orientation Only: Welcome, new Spring 2023 students! Your orientation is conveniently online in your MySCC Portal student account, and can be completed anytime. Go to Call Me Chaser Virtual Orientation

Preparing for Orientation

  • You should prepare a list of questions so you don’t forget what you want to ask. Feel free to ask questions to current students, advisors, etc. throughout your orientation experience.
  • If you require accommodations during your orientation, including services such as sign language interpreting, mobility support et cetera please contact Student Disability Services at least one week in advance of your orientation session. Call SDS at 864-592-4818 or email  

Enrollment Guide and Catalog

Here are key e-publications to help you navigate your way:

The Enrollment and Advising Guide is available in printed hard copy if needed. Just stop by Enrollment Services and ask for a copy if you need one.

Before Classes Begin

Before the first day of classes, be sure you are prepared. Don't worry - faculty and staff at SCC are ready to help, and will be wearing ASK ME buttons so you can spot us when you need us. Here is a checklist to help you start your semester off right!

  1. Set-up your customized MySCC Portal. Log in to MySCC Portal. Need help logging in? Download MySCC Portal log-in instructions (PDF)
    Need help with SCC email, username, passwords, MySCC Portal? Visit the MySCC Portal page and contact SCC's IT Help Desk for support. Have your student ID number number handy.
  2. Check out your course information in D2L Brightspace. Download instructions on how to log-in to D2L (PDF)
  3. Complete your New Student Orientation. Log in to MySCC Portal, navigate to Campus Applications and select New Student Orientation. 
  4. Order your books. You can do this either in-person or online. 
Buy books and shop online at the SCC Book Store.
  5. Get a parking pass. You can register your car for free at any of the five SCC campuses in the SCC Business Office.

  6. Learn where your classes are located. Access campus maps at any of our 5 campus locations. 

  7. Show up for the first day of classes prepared to learn. SCC is excited to support you in your college journey. We are glad you're here!

Taking Online Classes?

If so, here are a couple of more to-do items before your first day.

  1. Begin by viewing/downloading the 'How To' handout to learn how to locate and access your online courses.

  2. Using the download from step 1, Log-in to D2L Brightspace to check that your computer and internet connection are set up correctly.

  3. Complete the SCC Online Learning Tutorial before the first day of class. 

  4. Read the course syllabus, addendum, and other information in the Start Here module.

  5. For technical help with your online classes, SCCOnline offers a 24/7 D2L support line at 877-325-7778 toll-free that can assist you with D2L issues at night, weekends, holidays, or anytime our phone lines are busy! Have your student ID number and course/section number handy.