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CC Connections Day

C.C. Connection

New student registration

Welcome to Columbia College! We are excited to welcome you to our campus. We want to ensure that as a new student, you have the necessary information to make your transition to campus both exciting and practical.

All students who are new to Columbia College are required to attend a new student registration event. These events are designed to prepare you for life as a Columbia College student.

Freshmen students

CC Connections is designed with first-year college students’ needs in mind. These events are intended for students with less than 24 college credit hours (dual credit not included). We will provide you with important and useful information while you have a chance to share in some CC culture and of course, have fun! Connections will offer you an incredible opportunity to meet other new students, learn about our traditions and discover involvement opportunities. For those students living in a campus residence hall, this event frequently provides an opportunity to identify a roommate! We are excited to meet you!

Parents are also invited and encouraged to attend. There will be an informational track designed specifically for parents.

CC Connection schedule


Connection check-in for students and families
Presidential address, administrative welcome and logistics of the day

* At this time parents will follow a parent schedule for the morning and rejoin their student at lunch


Student tour of traditions
Get a sneak peak of orientation and a glimpse of what it will be like to be part of the CC family. Learn about our campus traditions, student engagement, and essentials for living on and off campus.


Academic overview and academic department meeting
Meet with a faculty member and student leader in your department of interest or, review course offerings and schedules, learn major specifics and meet other students with similar interests.

* At this time Parents will follow a parent schedule for the morning and rejoin their student at lunch


Lunch for new students and their guests

12:00 – 4:00

Meet with a faculty advisor, select courses and register for classes.

Connect with campus resources
Offices and departments will be available to give you information and answer all of your questions.

Campus & residence hall tours available
Take a tour of Columbia College’s stunning campus. Navigate academic buildings as well as student hot spots. For students interested in our residential facilities, tours will be available to view Banks, Hughes and Miller residence halls.

Get answers to any remaining questions, receive a Columbia College t-shirt, snap a pic with Scooter the Cougar and get excited you are officially a Columbia College Cougar.

Transfer students

Transfer student registration at Columbia College is designed with your needs in mind. These registration appointments are intended for students who come to Columbia College with more than 24 college credit hours (dual credit not included). We know you are busy and time is limited, but your overall experience is important to us. We want to provide you with the opportunity to get to know the institution in a format that fits your schedule. Transfer Student Registration will enable you to understand all of the resources Columbia College has to offer. During your visit to campus you will have the opportunity to meet with staff critical to your success, tour campus and register for classes. We are excited to meet you!

Transfer students are also welcome to attend a CC Connection. You can review the schedule by clicking Freshman Students, and you can RSVP below.

Individual registration appointment

To schedule a registration appointment, contact the Admissions Office at (573) 875-7352.


Students will spend 30-45 minutes one on one with an academic advisor creating their fall schedule.

Student engagement

Student Affairs professionals are excited to discuss past and future involvement with you. They will connect you with campus resources and development opportunities that will contribute to your learning outside the classroom. Students will also get their student ID here.


Enjoy one on one consultation with the Enrollment Service Center representative. Discuss financial aid and finalize your registration.

Choose the day

Register by clicking the link below. C.C. Connection is free, but a $100 deposit is required to register for classes.

Upcoming event dates:

Partial payments for the fall semester also can be made during C.C. Connection or a payment plan can be arranged. A financial aid representative will be available to answer any questions.

  • Please note that deposits are non-refundable after May 1st.
  • All students will be required to make a first tuition payment, or have a payment plan established by August 1st.

Overnight accommodations

Overnight accommodations are plentiful in the Columbia area. For more information on hotels and motels, visit the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau Web site at or call (800) 652-0987.

For more information

To learn more about C.C. Connection, or if you plan to attend and have special needs, please contact us by phone at (800) 231-2391 ext. 7352 or by e-mail at


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