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New Student Orientation

Welcome to Palomar College!


New Student Orientation 

Your new student orientation will help you get your Palomar College education off to a great start. Students who participate in orientation are better prepared to achieve their academic, career, and personal goals. Once you complete orientation, you’ll be ready to begin your academic planning and register for your first semester classes.

Due to COVID-19, all in-person New Student Orientations have been canceled until further notice, please see the instructions below on how to complete your New Student Orientation online.

Follow these steps to complete your orientation online

Step 1: Visit MyPalomar

Step 2: Sign in using your Palomar Student ID and Password

Step 3: Click on the orientation link under the "To-Do" list section found on the top right corner

Step 4: Complete the online orientation and take the short quiz at the end of the final section that will check for understanding

This online orientation should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.  When you pass the quiz, your record is automatically updated within 24 hours to show completion of the orientation. If you cannot find the orientation link in your MyPalomar portal, please contact us at (760) 744-1150 ext. 3783 or email us at