Campus Center: A-1155
Phone: (815) 280-2673
Fax: (815) 280-2647

Fall and Spring Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 7:30pm
Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Summer Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-7:30pm

Romeoville Campus: NC-03
Phone: (815) 886-3000 or (815) 280-7754
Fax: (815) 886-4331

Fall and Spring Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 7:30pm
Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm 

Summer Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-7:30pm

New Student Orientation


New Student Orientations for fall 2015 will begin Monday, May 4, 2015. All new students planning to attend full-time (12 or more credit hours) are required to attend a New Student Orientation.

Parents and other supporters are welcome to accompany new students to the NSO presentation. Information regarding degree programs, student support services, payment and registration processes will be addressed. Following that 45-minute presentation students will attend the Counseling/Advising portion to receive their first semester schedule and get registered for fall 2015.

Parents and supporters will attend a session to learn more about JJC and tips to support their new college student.

You are ready to attend New Student Orientation if you have completed the following steps.

Step #1: Completed the new student steps.

  • Attention Dual Credit Students:
    Currently enrolled dual credit students planning to attend JJC on a full or part-time basis after high school are required to submit a new online application and select "traditional student". (Completing the new application will change their status from dual credit to their proper program of study while attending Joliet Junior College.) It is required that dual credit students attend a New Student Orientation session in order to receive critical information about college programs, services, and resources that will support student success:
  • Attention Student Athletes:
    New Student Athletes are those students that have already signed their letter of intent with the Athletic Department and are officially a member of a JJC athletic team. Student-Athletes will access to New Student Orientation dates for student-athletes only.

Step #2: Obtained your JJC username and password. Student must have their JJC username and password with them the day of orientation.

Step #3: Viewed the online new student presentation. This will be available for fall 2015 NSO's on Monday, April 27, 2015. (Be aware the video will take a few moments to load.) You will choose an orientation date, time and location at the end of the video.

New Students Presentation Video
(Click on the photo)

Step #4: Now that you have your date, time and location for New Student Orientation you need to be prepared. Bring the following items and plan ahead. New Student Orientation is approximately 2 and 1/2 hours in length.

  • You will need your username and password for the Counseling/Advising portion of NSO.
  • Print your JJC Academic Summary and New Student Orientation ticket. Students must bring both of these documents the day of orientation.
    Students pursuing agriculture or horticulture majors must contact these departments to complete a major-specific orientation for new students. See the Horticulture Sciences Department or Agriculture Sciences Department for more information.

  • Bring paper should you want to take notes.
  • Invite a parent or other support person to attend with you. 




JJC Connect Summer 2015

You are invited back to JJC Connect. This is the second part of the orientation experience for new students, parents, families and supporters. Learn more about JJC Connect! JJC Connect is not only for new students. There are sessions available that will answer everyone's questions.




JJC Connect Session

  • College 101: For Parents & Family Supporters

  • Connect to Knowledge at the JJC Library

  • Connect Majors to Careers

  • Transfer 101: A Road Map to Transfer Success

  • Show Me The Money: Resources for Financing College

  • Campus Safety, Resources & Initiatives: Campus Police & Counseling

  • Overcoming Barriers (Bilingual Staff Available)


If you would like a reminder email regarding JJC Connect dates and program information send us an email To address immediate questions or concerns, please contact the Counseling Office at 815-280-2673.