New Student Orientation
Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR)
Welcome to Reynolds Community College!
We want to help you get started at Reynolds by providing important information to guide you from the application process to attending your first class.
If you have not applied to Reynolds yet, get started here.
If you need to apply for financial aid, follow the steps listed on this page.
Please follow these two steps to get registered for spring classes:
1. To be advised for spring classes, please go to one of our Enrollment Services Offices. Be sure to check their website for hours and locations. If you are a returning student with more than 15 credit hours, see your faculty advisor. This advisor is listed on your Student Center.
- Some students will have a high school transcript hold on their account. This hold cannot be removed until an official high school transcript is received. After it is received, students can register for classes.
- Our advisors need placement results to advise you properly. Students need to take the Virginia Placement test, commonly called the VPT, or submit other documentation for a placement waiver, such as high school transcripts or SAT scores. For more information about waivers, go to the testing center website to read about VPT waivers.
- New students in Culinary Arts, Engineering, or EMS should see the advisor listed on their Student Center.
- If you need guidance in who to see, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. View the New Student Online Orientation by setting up a Go2Reynolds account here. The Go2Reynolds account is different from your MyReynolds account so you will not use your MyReynolds username and password for Go2Reynolds. You will create a new username and password for the Go2Reynolds account. For Go2Reynolds:
- Click on Create Account
- Enter the required information
- Create your own password
- Keep track of your username and password. You will use your Go2Reynolds account again in some of your courses such as SDV 100 and if you take a Distance Learning class.
- For the purposes of new student orientation, choose the video titled, Required New Student Orientation. In it, you will learn about different degree options at Reynolds, campus resources such as tutoring, important information about financial aid, and getting involved in campus life.
- You can return to this account as often as you like to view all of the video options on the student dashboard, including videos on how to succeed in college. These Student Success videos cover topics such as, How to Reduce Test Anxiety, Study Tips & Note Taking Strategies, The Difference Between High School & College, How to Overcome Math Anxiety, Overcoming Procrastination, Setting and Accomplishing Realistic Goals, and many others.
Here is a short video overview of the online orientation and checklist.
On-Campus Orientation Sessions
New spring 2018 students are invited to attend an Orientation session to learn about campus resources, student activities, library services, meet faculty and staff, and take a campus tour. These sessions will be held on:
- Thursday, January 4, 2018 in the Massey Building at the Parham Road Campus from 9am to 12pm
- Friday, January 5, 2018 in the first floor auditorium at the Downtown Campus from 9am to 12pm
Please register to attend by completing this quick form.
8:45 - 9:00 a.m: Check in at tables. Pick up materials for your morning with us.
- Lobby of the Massey Library Technology Center at the Parham Road Campus (Thursday)
- First floor lobby at the Downtown Campus (Friday)
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m: Welcome Program
- Meet the Dean of Students, Student Ambassadors, Academic Advisers, and Faculty Advisers
- College expectations and success tips
10:30 a.m. - Noon: Tables and Tours
- Information Tables for Student Life, Academic Support Center (tutoring), Career Employment and Transfer Office, Retention Services, Student Accommodations, Faculty Advisers, and others.
- Campus Tours. If you bring your spring schedule, we will show you where your classrooms are located.
- Library Tour
Since academic advising is not a part of the January orientation sessions, and, if you need to be advised for spring semester classes, see an adviser in one of our Enrollment Services Offices. No appointment is necessary in the Office of Enrollment Services. If you are going to study Engineering, EMS, or Culinary Arts, please see the adviser listed on your Student Center by setting up an appointment. All other students can see an adviser in Enrollment Services. Students can be advised and register now.
We look forward to seeing you in January!