New Student Orientation

Welcome to College Life

It’s happening at Hinds!

New Student Orientation welcomes new students to Hinds Community College. New Students can expect to gain the Hinds Caring Campus approach to student success: work closely with the Hinds Orientation Leaders, meet other incoming students, tour campus, and check out our residence halls. Come see what is happening at Hinds!

Hinds CC Fine Arts Day

Bring the Fun

The Hinds team will mentor new students to the College’s academic and social support services, and student activities. Whether you visit the Eagle Expo (Raymond) or the Bulldog Blueprint (Utica) you will have an opportunity to handle your student business (Financial Aid, Advising and Registration, the Business Office, and additional student support services).

Parent Sessions

New Students are encouraged to bring up to two parents/guardians to a day session. Parent sessions will focus on how to support students academically, socially, and emotionally. The Orientation Team has fun activities planned.

Hinds CC Fine Arts Day

New Student Orientation Sessions

New Hinds students are invited and highly encouraged to attend a New Student Orientation session.

Raymond Campus
  • Tues.-Wed., July 23-24, 2024 (overnight) (register)
Jackson Campus
Rankin Campus
Vicksburg campus
Utica Campus
Virtual Session
The Virtual New Student Orientation is for new students attending any Hinds campus or new students who cannot attend an in-person orientation session.


Raymond & Virtual
Courtney Simmons
Donny Epting
Joycelyn Washington
Carol McLaurin
Raina Deer

Before Attending

To get the most out of orientation and to register for classes, you will need to have the following completed before attending: