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)

How to Register for Orientation

Orientation registation is not yet open. You will be receiving an e-mail notification when online orientation registration is available.

When you receieve your e-mail notification to register for orientation, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to UIS at www.stjohns.edu/uis
    1. Your User ID is your personal X number (e.g., X12345678)
    2. Your PIN is your birth date as MMDDYY (e.g., for August 30, 1985, enter 083085)
  2. After logging in, choose the Student Services and Financial Aid menu; then choose the New Student Orientation
  3. Click Register for Orientation or Review/Confirm Orientation; you must choose an orientation session from this list
  4. After completing online registration, print the confirmation page as your receipt

Online Orientation

The first portion of New Student Orientation begins with our online program.

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

Orientation Dates (By Campus)

View the Queens campus orientation dates or Staten Island campus orientation 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

Monday,
August 24, 2015

International Student Move-In

Tuesday,
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.

Wednesday,
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
718-990-6258
orientation@stjohns.edu
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Campus Center B11
718-990-4131
goodmaa1@stjohns.edu