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 many 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

For Queens campus Orientation:

Please check back for information on upcoming sessions.

For Staten Island campus Orientation:

Please check back for information on upcoming sessions.

Online Orientation

The first portion of New Student Orientation begins with our online program. After registering for your on-campus orientation date, you will be sent instructions via e-mail on completing online orientation. Both the online and the on-campus portions of New Student Orientation are mandatory. 

For guest access to online orientation, please visit and click Create New Account. Please complete all fields and identify yourself as a guest. You will then be able to view our online orientation. Please note: This is not for student use; in order to receive credit for online orientaiton, students complete online orientation via MySJU, the University portal.

Family Orientation and Family 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.

Come and experience a weekend at St. John's and be a part of your student's college experience. All family members are invited to attend Family Weekend and explore all the activities and programs that St. John's offers your students.

Online (Distance) Learners

If you are currently enrolled in the Online Learning program, please click here.

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