How To Reach the Orientation Office
Due to the continued health concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the Orientation Office is available to assist students remotely. While you won't be able to visit us in person during this time, there will be no interruptions in our normal services, and students will still be able to complete orientation and register online. Please contact us with any questions or concerns via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-965-7321.
Please visit the following website for more DMACC updates and resources related to the Coronavirus - https://www.dmacc.edu/coronavirus/Pages/welcome.aspx
Get Ready to
ROAR with us!
After your application for admission is accepted and orientation season begins, you will receive an email with orientation information. We know you might have some questions in the meantime, and we hope to answer those for you here.
What is orientation?
Ready? DMACC has many different locations and programs, so orientations vary depending on your educational goals. You will be sent details regarding your specific orientation process after your admissions application is accepted and the orientation season opens. Regardless of what format your orientation is in, you will always complete the following steps.
Overview of DMACC. The orientation experience begins in
Blackboard, where you will learn general information about the college such as available clubs and organizations, satisfactory academic progress, how to pay for college, parking information, housing, and much, much more.
Advised. Your academic advisor will provide you with helpful information about your specific academic program such as potential careers in the area, materials you might need, what classes to take, transfer information, and more. The campus or center you are attending as well as your academic program will determine whether advising information will be provided online in Blackboard or at an on-campus event. You will be informed of how you will receive your advising information when you first sign in to Blackboard during the Get an Overview phase of orientation.
Registered. After you have reviewed general college and advising information, you will register for classes. The location you are attending and your academic program will determine whether you can register online or on campus with an advisor. You will be informed of your registration process in Blackboard during the Get an Overview phase of orientation.
When does orientation season begin?
Fall Orientation Season—Opens in mid-April
- Spring Orientation Season—Opens in late October
- Summer Orientation Season—Opens in mid-March
When should I expect my orientation email?
Once orientation season is open, emails are generated approximately 24 hours after an admissions application is moved into an “accepted” status (excluding some weekends).
More questions? That's okay!
We know the process of starting college or changing programs can bring up lots of questions. We’re here to help. Please review some of our frequently asked questions below.