All first-time in college (full-time or part-time) students must attend a mandatory New Student Orientation (NSO). Students transferring from another college or returning to COM are not required to attend but are welcome. NSO is designed to assist students with the transition to college life and to familiarize them with the expectations and requirements for academic success. Parents of new students are encouraged to attend NSO. To register for NSO, go to the COM website to the Continuing Education webpage and sign up for a date and time that is convenient for students. Students must complete NSO prior to attending classes. For more information regarding orientation, call the Student Success Center at 409-933-8379.