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Connect U Orientation

Have a Successful First Year with Connect U Orientation

Welcome to Pima Community College! Now that you have completed your admissions application, you are ready for your next step: Connect U Orientation.

At Connect U Orientation, you will learn how to navigate Pima’s technology, programs, resources and campuses. This is a non-credit event which will not impact your GPA and is free of charge.

Not only does orientation set you up for success (and earn you a free Pima shirt!), but it also lifts your advising hold so you can later register for classes. You are required to complete Connect U Orientation as a first-year student. 

You may complete Connect U Orientation one of two ways:

  • Attend a live Connect U Orientation Session
  • Complete our online, self-paced version of Connect U Orientation in D2L

Live Connect U Orientation Sessions

Get connected by attending a live Connect U Orientation session! This interactive event will have you work closely with peer mentors who are ready to share tips they learned from their own first year experience at Pima.

Meet other students, make new friends, enjoy fun activities, and earn some extra Pima treats!

Summer 2022 Schedule

The following live sessions for Summer 2022 will be hosted on-campus or virtually via zoom. Please be aware that seats are limited for campus sessions. You will be sent a confirmation email within 24 hours / 1 business day of signing-up for a session, and that message will include event details with room info (if that event is on-campus) or link to login (if that event is virtual). 

Students need to enroll in a live CUO session at least 24 hours prior to the event before the roster is closed. If they enroll within the 24 hour window prior to a live CUO session, they will not be sent a confirmation email with the details to join (zoom link to login or room details on campus.) Due to limited space at live CUO sessions, walk-in students will not likely be admitted due to full capacity. 

  • Friday, June 10 at 12:30PM - 5PM, virtual via zoom
  • Friday, June 17 at 8:30AM - 1PM, virtual via zoom
  • Friday, June 24 at 12:30PM - 5PM, virtual via zoom
  • Thursday, July 7 at 8:30AM - 1PM, Downtown Campus
  • Friday, July 8 at 12:30PM - 5PM, virtual via zoom
  • Monday, July 11 at 8:30AM - 1PM, Northwest Campus
  • Wednesday, July 13 at 12:30PM - 5PM, Northwest Campus
  • Friday, July 15 at 8:30AM - 1PM, virtual via zoom
  • Tuesday, July 19 at 8:30AM - 1PM, East Campus
  • Thursday, July 21 at 12:30PM - 5PM, East Campus
  • Friday, July 22 at 12:30PM - 5PM, virtual via zoom
  • Monday, July 25 at 12:30PM - 5PM, West Campus
  • Wednesday, July 27 at 8:30AM - 1PM, West Campus
  • Friday, July 29 at 8:30AM - 1PM, virtual via zoom
  • Tuesday, August 2 at 12:30PM - 5PM, Desert Vista Campus
  • Thursday, August 4 at 8:30AM - 1PM, Desert Vista Campus
  • Friday, August 5 at 8:30AM - 1PM, virtual via zoom
  • Monday, August 8 at 8:30AM - 1PM, Downtown Campus
  • Wednesday, August 10 at 12:30PM - 5PM, Downtown Campus
  • Friday, August 12 at 12:30PM - 5PM, virtual via zoom
  • Tuesday, August 16 at 8:30AM - 1PM, West Campus
  • Thursday, August 18 at 12:30PM - 5PM, West Campus
  • Friday, August 19 at 8:30AM - 1PM, virtual via zoom
  • Monday, August 22 at 8:30AM - 1PM, West Campus
  • Tuesday, August 23 at 12:30PM - 5PM, virtual via zoom
  • Wednesday, August 24 at 8:30AM - 1PM, virtual via zoom

You must attend the entire 4.5 hour live session in order to complete Connect U Orientation, which will then lift your hold so you can register for classes.

Register for a Live Session

Online, Self-Paced Connect U Orientation on D2L

Can't make it to one of our live sessions? Don’t worry! You can still get connected with our online, self-paced Connect U Orientation on D2L.

Follow these steps to login:

  1. Log in to MyPima and find the D2L link in the "Quick Links" section on the home tab. 
  2. Select “Connect U Orientation” in your “MyCourses” section of D2L’s homepage.
  3. Click “Content” in the top right corner to explore the table of contents and watch an overview video of how to complete Online Connect U Orientation.

Confused about how to sign up? Watch our video tutorial about how to sign up for an online, self-paced Connect U Orientation session on D2L. If you receive an error message when trying to access the D2L course, email rforsyth@pima.edu and provide your Full Name, A# and briefly describe the issue.


What happens after I complete Connect U Orientation? 

Once you complete Connect U Orientation (live or online) and pass the post-test, your registration hold should be automatically lifted within 24 hours. You will receive an email for confirmation.

In case there is a glitch in the system, we recommend you also take a screenshot of your final page to document your completion.


Questions?

Call 520-206-6961 or email cu-mentors@pima.edu. You can also check out our FAQ page.

Students with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations should contact Access and Disability Resources at 520-206-6688. Give one week's notice if possible.

Contact Us

Email: cu-mentors@pima.edu

Phone: 520-206-6961

Register

Register for a live Connect U Orientation session.

Questions?

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