Student Orientation

An introduction to Bay College

A group of students gathered outside

Student Orientation is designed to introduce students to Bay College and its services. The information provided is vital to success as a student and therefore is required as part of the Bay College admissions process for students who are new to college, who are transitioning from Dual Enrollment to an undergraduate college student, and 5th year Early Middle College students. Students who are returning to Bay College or who have college experience elsewhere are encouraged, but not required, to complete orientation.

Students who have completed application and placement are invited to attend student orientation in person and online through our Blackboard learning system.  Please follow the instructions to complete the online portion of the student orientation and RSVP for an in-person session.


Online Student Orientation

  • Go to
  • At the top of the page, select “Blackboard”
  • Log in to Blackboard using the same information you have for myBay
  • Under “My Institution”, choose “SOAR Online”
  • Read the instructions carefully to complete the 15 video module sections. Expect the course to last approximately 75 minutes.

If you experience difficulty locating the Student Orientation Online course in Blackboard or have questions about orientation, please Email the Admissions%20Office or call 906-217-4010.