New Student Orientation

Welcome Future St. John’s Students and Parents

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!

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

Download the Guide

New Student Guide to Enrollment and Orientation (PDF)

Orientation Dates (By Campus)

Please note that in order to register for Orientation you must have made your deposit. To view the deposit deadline and other important information please view the New Student Guide Checklist.

Queens Campus

Freshmen Program

Overnight Sessions
Session 1: Wednesday – Thursday, June 25-26
Session 2: Wednesday – Thursday, July 9-10
Session 3: Wednesday – Thursday, July 16-17        
Session 4: Wednesday – Thursday, July 23-24
Session 5: Wednesday – Thursday, July 30-31        
Session 6: Wednesday – Thursday, August 6-7

Non-Overnight Session

Session 7: Wednesday – Thursday, August 13-14

Transfer Students

Session 1: Tuesday, July 8
Session 2: Thursday, August 28

International Students

Monday, August 25 – Move In
Tuesday, August 26 – Testing
Wednesday, August 27 – International Student Support Office/Student Engagement – Multicultural Affairs
Thursday, August 28 – Engagement Day in Manhattan
Friday – Saturday, August 29-30 – International Freshman Orientation

Student Veterans Orientation

Tuesday, August 26

Parent Program

Session 1: Wednesday, June 25
Session 2: Wednesday, July 9          
Session 3: Wednesday, July 16        
Session 4: Wednesday, July 23
Session 5: Wednesday, July 30
Session 6: Wednesday, August 6
Session 7: Wednesday, August 13

Staten Island Campus

Resident and Commuter Students

Thursday August 28 through Tuesday, September 2

Parent Program

For commuter students: Wednesday, July 16
For resident students: Thursday, August 28

If you cannot attend any of the orientation sessions above, please contact the Orientation Office at 718-990-5353 or

Orientation Registration

Please note that in order to register for Orientation you must have made your deposit. To view the deposit deadline and other important information please visit the New Student Guide Checklist.

Instructions for Online Registration

  • Login to UIS with you USER ID and PIN number.
  • Your USER ID is your personal X number (e.g., X98977345) as assigned in your welcome letter. Your PIN is your birth date in month/date/year format (for August 30, 1985, enter 083085).
  • After entering your USER ID and PIN, click Login.
  • At the next screen, choose the Student Services and Financial Aid menu; then choose the New Student Orientation menu.
  • Click Register for Orientation or Review/Confirm Orientation. You must choose an orientation session from the list.
  • Once you've completed on-line registration, print the confirmation page as your receipt.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please call the Orientation Office for the Queens or Staten Island campuses:

Queens Campus
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
O’Connor Hall Basement

Staten Island Campus
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Campus Center B11