New Student Orientation


Welcome to
New Student Orientation

At NSO You
Can Expect to…


Some of the strongest friendships you will ever develop in your life will begin at DCC.  At NSO you’ll meet other new students and current students that will become some of your best friends. You will also meet faculty and staff whose investment in you extends well beyond the classroom.

Get Your iGroups

At NSO, you’ll be introduced to your iGroup.  Your iGroup is a small mentoring group that you will connect with throughout your first year at DCC.  Led by a faculty or staff member, your iGroup will be a safe place where you can receive guidance and be encouraged.

Join the DCC Community

Of course, a primary purpose of NSO is to relay some info that you’ll need to make it in the DCC community.  Monday and Tuesday mornings will be full of information about how to be successful in college.  Check the schedule on the following page for important details.

Get Social

Let’s be honest, we’ve all stalked people on Facebook, tweeted way too much, and pinned 100 different things on Pinterest, all in about 20 minutes. But now’s your time to be social and not feel guilty about it! Make sure to use #DCCNSO17 for everything you post on social media about NSO to stay connected and see what your friends are up to.

SATURDAY 8/12/17
 Time  Event  Place
9:00-3:00 New students and transfers check in/move in welcome center
12:00 Grill station open  Front of Admin. Bldg.
3:00-4:00 New and transfer student orientation/igroups chapel
4:15 Leave for compass christian church – colleyville parking lot
5:00-6:15 Worship service compass christian church
6:15-7:30 Dinner compass christian church
7:30 Leave for dcc Compass Parking Lot
8:30-10:00 Glow up Soccer Fields
SUNDAY 8/13/17


 Time  Event  Place
12:30-1:45 Lunch/The Parent/Student Handoff Café
2:00-3:00 iGroups & Parent Session Chapel
3:00-3:30 Cry & By – New Students and Transfers say Goodbye to their Parents anywhere
3:30-4:30 Group Picture/Residence Hall Orientation  Soccer Fields
5:00-6:00 Dinner  Café
6:00-8:00 Get Outside of Yourself Banquet Hall
8:30-10:00 Drive In Movie  Behind Winslow Hall


MONDAY 8/14/17


 Time  Event  Place
8:15-9:00 Breakfast Banquet Hall
9:00-11:30 Classes Begin: DCC 101 and DCC 201 Banquet Hall
11:30-12:00 Lunch Banquet Hall
12:00-2:00 Classes Continue: DCC 101 and DCC 201 Banquet Hall
4:30-6:00 Let’s Hang Gym
6:00 dinner Banquet Hall
7:00 #WaterGames  Behind Winslow Hall
9:30-10:30 Get to Know Your Neighbor  Winslow Hall


TUESDAY 8/15/17


Meal plan for new students begins

 Time  Event  Place
8:15-9:00 Breakfast Banquet Hall
9:00-11:30 Classes: DCC 101 and DCC 201 Banquet Hall
11:30-12:30 Academic Advisors Luncheon Banquet Hall
12:30-2:00 Classes Continue: DCC 101 and DCC 201 Banquet Hall
2:00-5:30 You Do You – free time anywhere
5:30-7:00 Crusader Connect Banquet Hall
9:00 S’More Fun!  Near Sand Volleyball


Residence Halls


Application for Residence

All new students must complete the Application for Residence Hall and submit it to the Admissions Office. Apply Now

Traditional Students

All traditional students must reside on campus unless they are living with their parents/guardians, 21 years old or older, or married. All students wishing to reside off campus must receive permission from the Dean of Students by emailing

Housing Deposit

All new students must submit a $150 Housing Deposit prior to moving into the Residence Hall (also payable online). This amount cannot be added to the student’s school bill – it must be paid via cash, check, or credit card. It will be refunded (less fees for any damages) when the student permanently leaves the residence hall. Pay Now

  • Bedding for a standard single/twin bed
  • Cleaning supplies – you are responsible for cleaning your own room and bathroom
  • Laundry supplies – you are also responsible for doing your own laundry; and quarters…lots of them
  • Alarm clock
  • Bible
  • Office and school supplies
  • Personal identification (license, bank cards, etc)
  • Toiletries
  • Towels

These items are not allowed due to maintenance & fire code violations.

  • Paint/wallpaper
  • Weapons of any sort (including martial arts weapons, fireworks, air guns, paintball guns, etc)
  • Pets – only fish are allowed
  • Hot plates, toaster ovens, or anything with an exposed heating element
  • Fixed furniture – removable furniture is allowed with permission of Residence Hall Director
  • Open flames: candles, incense, etc.

You may want to check with your roommate to avoid duplication.

  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Microwave, crock-pot, George Foreman grill, coffee maker (with automatic shut-off)
  • Computer, printer, scanner, surge protector
  • Collapsible luggage for easy storage
  • Hangers
  • Small fan
  • Dry erase board for the door
  • Ear plugs for those nights when your roommate is up late doing homework or watching a movie
  • Flat plastic bins for additional storage under your bed
  • TV, VCR/DVD player, CD player, video-gaming unit
  • Bed lifters – to create under-the-bed storage space (only in girls’ Residence Hall)
  • Shower curtain and rod – to act as a closet door
  • Window curtain/valance and rod
  • Storage bins – the room comes with three small drawers
  • Set of microwave and dishwasher safe dishes and silverware

Vaccination Requirement

In accordance with Texas Department of Health Law (Subchapter T 21.610-21.614), all new in-class students must receive a bacterial meningitis vaccination no later than 10 days prior to attending class. Every new student must provide proof of vaccination to the Admissions Office prior to registering for classes. This evidence may include a signed and itemized receipt for immunization from a physician/pharmacy/health care facility, the student’s most recent shot records, or a copy of the student’s shot records. No new student will be permitted to attend class without the required vaccination documentation.  Students may wish to contact their general practitioner as many insurance companies cover this vaccination.

Contact the Student Development Office

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