Freshman Seminar

What is it?

Congratulations on your decision to become a Calhoun Community College student. Welcome aboard! We are so excited to have you.

We understand that the college process is new and often confusing for most freshmen. As a result, we have created a special course designed just for you: “Freshman Seminar, ORI 110”.

This one-credit hour course is mandatory for all incoming freshmen.

This will be a great class that covers important topics like:

  • Calhoun Technology (MyCalhoun, Blackboard, and Office 365 email)
  • Important policies and procedures
  • Academic Success (Time Management, Note-Taking, Study Skills)
  • Financial Literacy

You will finish the class with a Graduation and Career Portfolio containing a 2-year plan tailored just for you!  Additionally, you will meet other first-time students and get plugged-in to Calhoun. Data shows that students who have taken ORI 110 are more successful in college than those who do not in the past! We are certain that this class will help you get off to a great start at Calhoun.

We look forward to meeting you!

Is it Required for You?

Students meeting one of the following criteria are exempt from ORI 110:

  • Dual Enrollment or Accelerated High School student (once a dual enrollment or accelerated high school student becomes a first-time freshman, they will be required to take ORI 110)
  • Completed an associate or higher degree (verification required)
  • Applied and accepted to ADN, LPN, or Surgical Tech program
  • Enrolled in E.M.T certificate
  • Completed ORI 110 at previous institution
  • Transferred to Calhoun with 12 or more college credit hours

Course Options

Freshman Seminar is a 1-credit hour course that requires you pay tuition & fees. We offer a variety of Freshman Seminar class options for your convenience. Choose from one of the formats below:

Half semester: These are the traditional 8 week courses (5 weeks in the summer). You’ll meet twice a week for 50 minutes each class session. An advising session is required as part of this course.

Online: This course is offered via Blackboard. All assignments and classroom discussions are completed online.  You will still be required to meet with an advisor during your online course, so be sure to plan for that meeting at least once during the semester.

Check the current schedule for class times and availability!