New Student Orientation

Welcome, Future St. John’s Students and Families 

Orientation is a time where our University family comes together to welcome you to our community. During orientation, you will have a great opportunity to establish relationships with your academic deans, advisors, faculty and several University departments.

You will also learn how to find your way around campus, as well as how to take advantage of our on-campus resources. Most importantly, you will have a chance to meet fellow incoming students and current student leaders who you will build friendships that can last forever.

New Student Orientation is a two-day, overnight program.  However, for students who are opposed to staying overnight on campus, there is a one session throughout the summer that does not provide overnight accommodations. The students must come back to campus at the beginning of the second day.  You will find the dates for New Student Orientation below.

Please keep in mind that Orientation is a REQUIRED program for all new undergraduate students.

Download the Guide

» New Student Guide to Enrollment and Orientation (PDF)

Online Orientation

The first portion of New Student Orientation begins with our online program. Students who have paid a deposit to the university will have the information regarding online orientation sent to them in the coming weeks.

Both the online and the on-campus portions of New Student Orientation are mandatory. Once you complete your online portion of the program, you will be prompted to sign up for your on-campus orientation date.

Orientation Dates (By Campus)

View the Queens Campus Dates or Staten Island Campus Dates to select the most convenient date for your family.

Family Orientation and Weekend

Family Orientation is an opportunity for families to become better acquainted with campus and the environment that students will call home for the next four years. Registration for Family Orientation is independent from New Student Orientation. For registration and more information, please visit Family Orientation.

International Orientation

August 24, 2015

International Student Move-In

August 25, 2015

English Language Test (ESL)
Marillac Auditorium, 9 a.m. (matriculated students only)

For those students whose letters of acceptance stated this is required. For information on this test, please call 718-990-1930.

August 26, 2015

International Student and Scholar Services Office (ISSSO) Workshop
Marillac Auditorium, 9 a.m. (F-1 and J-1 visas only)

Required for all international students (freshmen, transfer, or graduate) who hold a F-1 or J-1 visa.

Student Engagement Workshop – Project A.I.M.
Marillac Auditorium, 11:30 a.m.

Friday and Saturday,
August 28-29, 2015

International Freshman Orientation

Contact Information

If you have any questions or cannot attend any of the orientation sessions below, please call the Orientation office:

Queens CampusStaten Island Campus
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
D’Angelo Center, Room 213
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Campus Center B11