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!

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)

For international students: International Student Orientation Guidebook (PDF)

Orientation Dates (By Campus)

View the Queens or Staten Island campus orientation dates to select the most convenient date for your family. 

Orientation Registration

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

Instructions for Online Registration

Vetrans: Please complete veterans' orientation registration form.

  1. Log in to UIS.
    • Your User ID is your personal X number (e.g., X12345678).
    • 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 menu.
  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.

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.

Mark your calendar for Family Weekend, October 10-12, 2014, at St. John’s. All family members are invited to attend Family Weekend and explore all the activities and programs that St. John’s offers your students. See the complete Family Weekend schedule of events here.

International Orientation

Download the International Student Orientation Guidebook (PDF) prior to the first day of international orientation.

Monday, August 25
Move In

Tuesday, August 26
English Language Test - ESL
Marillac Auditorium, 9 a.m. (matriculated students only)
For students whose letters of acceptance state this is required. For information on this test, please call 718-990-1930.

Target Shopping Trip
Registration is required. Register online here

Wednesday, August 27
International Student and Scholar Services Office (ISSSO) Workshop
Marillac Auditorium, 9 a.m. (F1 and J1 visas only)
Required for all international students (freshmen, transfer, and graduate) who hold an F1 or J1 visa.

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

NYC Excursions
Registration required. Register for one of these two optional excursions.

Friday and Saturday, August 29-30
International Freshman Orientation

Contact Information

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

Queens CampusStaten Island Campus
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
O’Connor Hall Basement
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Campus Center B11