students laughing and meeting for orientation events

The next step of your journey begins.

Your successful path starts with our New Student online orientation, which will provide the information you need to ease your transition to college life. We’ll cover the basics, such as health records, academic advisement, college policies and financial assistance.

This orientation is required for all first-time students who have not attended a college or university.  It is an excellent opportunity to get off to a strong start and ensure your success at Trocaire College.  Transfer students are welcome to attend but not required.

Fall 2024 Orientation for First-Time College Students

All first-time college students for Fall 2024 who have not formally attended a college or university are required to attend the in-person Orientation on Thursday, August 15, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on the Choate Campus.

During this orientation, students will connect with current students and employees to help them as they transition into our Trocaire community. There will be break out sessions for students in the areas of financial aid, technology, and student involvement. Campus tours will also be available for students to walk their schedules! Students can also connect with a variety of student service offices and resources in the Club and Resource Fair.

Follow this link to RSVP for the Orientation for First-Time College Students:

*** Please note that incoming first-time students need to have completed their Online Orientation prior to attending the in-person orientation ***

Step One: Complete Your New Student Orientation


  • Students must use Google Chrome when accessing Moodle to complete the mandatory New Student Orientation. Safari, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer are not compatible web browsers. This orientation must be completed prior to the students meeting with their advisor to register for classes.


  • Students who complete the New Student Orientation must obtain their certificate of completion.
Step Two: Update Your Log-In Information
  • Your first-time login credentials were included on the second page of your acceptance letter. If you need assistance logging in and changing your passwords, contact the IT HelpDesk at 716.827.4330.

*If you have difficulties or questions with this, please email the Help Desk at helpdesk@trocaire.edu or call 716-827-4330.

Step Three: Activate Your CastleBranch Account & Upload Health Records
  • Activate your General Requirements Tracker by visiting mycb.castlebranch.com and entering the package code provided to you by the Admissions or the Wellness Center.
  • If you are in a health professions program, you will receive an additional package code specific to the program in which you are enrolled.
  • If you have further questions regarding General Requirements health records, contact the Wellness Center at WellnessCenter@trocaire.edu.
Step Four: Schedule Your Advisement Appointment
  • You can call 716.827.2577 or email advisementservices@trocaire.edu to schedule your appointment after you complete the mandatory online New Student Orientation.
  • Your health records must be submitted prior to making your registration appointment.
Step Five: Complete your FAFSA

Take a moment to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). This helps determine your aid eligibility for the academic semester. Students must complete this each year. 

Trocaire’s federal code is 002812.

Here is the direct link to complete your FAFSA: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

Orientation FAQ

Will there be a chance to have an orientation on campus? Yes, there is a New Student Orientation held once per semester. The social is held on the Choate Campus and is open to all new Trocaire College students. There will be a mandatory First-Time College Student Orientation hosted prior to the semester.

Do I need to complete the online New Student Orientation? Yes, before a new student can register they have to complete the online orientation. 

How long does the online New Student Orientation take? Approximately 25-30 minutes. 

How long is the in-person Orientation? 3 hours long.

Can I re-watch the orientation videos after I’m a student? Yes! You can access any of the videos through your Moodle account.

How do I get my identification card? Your picture for your photo ID card can be taken at least 24 hours after your registration appointment at the front security desk at the main campus. You will need your Student Number – found on your E-Student Portal homepage to obtain your ID.

What do I need my identification card for? This card is needed for borrowing books from the college library, printing on campus, identification on clinical sites, and admission to college-sponsored functions.