What is Orientation and why is it important to attend?
St. John's Orientation program brings the University together to welcome new students. Orientation is REQUIRED for all new students, whether they are freshmen, transfer, international, resident or commuter students. During the Orientation, students will have the opportunity to become better acquainted with the academic environment; the support services available and important locations on campus. You will also be able to learn about the St. John's experience from current students.
What is an Orientation Leader (OL)?
An Orientation leader is a St. John's student who embodies the values of the St. John's University. Chosen to assist incoming students with their transition to college. Orientation leaders are involved in a variety of activities at the University. They are here to answer your questions from the St. John's student perspective.
What should I bring to Orientation?
During Orientation, students spend time walking around campus. Therefore, students should wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
Do I need to bring money?
St. John's provides meals during freshmen Orientation. Students may bring money for souvenirs, snacks, books, etc., from the St. John's bookstore or vending machines.
When do I get my class schedule?
The Freshman Center creates all schedules for first-semester freshmen. It will be mailed to you. International and transfer students register through advisors in their college.
Is there a fee to attend Orientation?
There is no fee for students and parents to attend Orientation.
Please refer to Parent Orientation for information.