Orientation - Black Hawk College - Quad-Cities Campus and East Campus


Virtual Orientation Sessions

Black Hawk College is hosting a series of virtual orientation sessions this summer for students from both campuses looking to begin classes in Fall 2020. The series is called “How to @ the Hawk” and covers topics like advising, paying for college, leadership and academics.

A Zoom link will be provided 24 hours before the session via email to all registered participants.

How to @ the Hawk: Advising 101

When: Sessions are available in June and July. Choose a date/time when you register.

Advising 101 will cover basic information to help students succeed, including:

  • The BHC Brave Experience
  • Introduction to Financial Aid & Payment Information
  • Registration for Virtual Advising Session
  • How to Contact an Advisor
  • How to Locate Information on Student Resources

All participants will receive a free T-shirt and lanyard at the completion of the session!


How to @ the Hawk: Paying for College

When: Tuesday, June 30 from 10-11 a.m. (FULL) and Monday, July 20 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

This virtual information session is for all prospective students and will present options for paying for college and assist you in finding answers to your finance related questions with our financial aid staff!

Military related students can find dedicated support in this session which will feature a breakout session conducted by our Military and Veterans Coordinator.

How to @ the Hawk: Excelling Academically

When: Thursday, July 9, from 10-11 a.m.

Learn how to develop effective study habits and build a network of support. Get introduced to Student Success Center resources to meet your academic goals!


How to @ the Hawk: Be a Leader

When: Every Friday, July 10 to Aug. 7, from 11 a.m. to noon

Join us for a five-session virtual series to improve and develop leadership skills to use in campus clubs/organizations, the workplace and daily life beginning July 10.

The first 25 enrollees will receive a $10 gift card to Amazon. All participants who complete three out of the five schedule sessions will receive a free T-shirt and leadership certificate at the end of the series.


How to @ the Hawk: Be a Successful Online Learner

When: Monday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to noon and Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 10-11a.m.

Learn strategies to help you succeed in online coursework and understand how the online experience differs from the residential classroom. This online session is open to all prospective and current students.


How to @ the Hawk: Navigating Canvas

When:Thursday, July 23 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Canvas is the software that BHC instructors use to teach online and hybrid classes. Not sure how to use Canvas? Join us for a step by step overview on how to use Canvas as a BHC student.