New Student Orientation

Welcome to Jefferson College of Health Sciences! We’re pleased you’ve decided to attend our college. Our sole mission is to help you become an outstanding healthcare professional.

Spring 2017 New Student Orientation

New students for the spring 2017 semester are required to attend New Student Orientation (NSO).

When: Monday, January 9, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Where: Jefferson College of Health Sciences- room 617 
(Registration in the main 3rd floor lobby) 
Who: All New Undergraduate & Graduate Students (select online programs are exempt as noted below)

Breakfast will be provided.  As orientation is mandatory, students do not need to register in advance. 

Please note that seating is limited. As such, orientation is for students only. Please do not bring parents, family, friends, or children with you; there will not be space to accommodate them. 

On orientation day, you will also have the opportunity to get your student ID badge and parking permit.  College facilities and offices will also be open for you to visit on their regular department schedules. If you are interested in meeting with your advisor or professors during these open-house periods, please contact them or your department secretary directly to make an appointment.

Jefferson Success Modules

All new students are required to complete the online Jefferson Success Modules prior to arriving on campus for orientation.  You can access this course in Blackboard beginning December 9.  You are required to complete it by January 9.  This course will give you an overview of the services available to you at the College.  We also encourage you to check your Jefferson College email account periodically.  If you have difficulty with your email or Blackboard accounts, please call the Help Desk at 540-224-1599.

Online Programs

Due to the online nature of these programs, students enrolled in the following must complete the Jefferson Success Modules and are exempt from the on campus New Student Orientation:

  • Healthcare Management 
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Health Sciences
  • RN- BSN Program
  • MSN Program
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Health Sciences
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice 

Student ID Badges and Parking Passes

College ID badges are available to be made between the hours of 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. 

New students should bring one form of photo identification with them to the Student Affairs Suite on the 4th Floor of Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital (CRCH) to have their College ID made.  

Student Affairs also issues parking passes.  These passes are free, but students must fill out a registration form with their vehicle and license plate information.