Important Notice

alert icon Upcoming Service Interruption: We are upgrading our online processes to serve you better. During this upgrade many of our online services will be unavailable from 8:00pm on June 30 – 8:00am on July 5. Some services include payment processes, applications for admission, and the User Account Center.
For a full list of services that will be temporarily unavailable please visit our information page.

New Student Orientation

Welcome! We’re excited to have you here at Gateway Community & Technical College.

SMART Online Orientation gives you important information about the campus resources, programs, and services to support your success. Completing orientation is REQUIRED for advising and registering for classes.  

Set up your user account and password before starting orientation. Don't forget to save your user name and password-you’ll always need it to log in. Orientation takes about an hour. If you can’t complete the orientation in one session, you can finish later. Orientation has four modules, each ending with a quiz. You must score at least an 80% on each quiz.  Print or take a picture of your completion certificate for your advising appointment.

Online Orientation

STEP 1: Go to Blackboard and log in to your Blackboard account.

STEP 2: Towards the top of the page, click on "eCommunity".

STEP 3: Enter "GCTC New Student Orientation" in the Organization Search box below and click Go.

STEP 4: Click the arrow next to "GCTC_New_Student_Orientation", and click Enroll.

STEP 5: Click Submit.

STEP 6: Towards the top of the page, click on "eCommunity".

STEP 7: Orientation will now always appear under My Organizations. Click on it to get started!