Family Orientation


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. During Orientation, family members meet and interact with current students, academic advisors, college deans, and other University administrators who will be integral resources for students. Parents and family members will also have opportunities to speak face-to-face with representatives from departments who can answer questions and help prepare everyone for the students’ first year at St. John’s.

» Register for Family Orientation

Family Orientation occurs on the first day of New Student Orientation. Parents and family members will have a separate schedule from their student designed to answer their specific questions and needs. Unlike New Student Orientation, Family Orientation it is not mandatory. However, we encourage all parents and guardians to attend. Parents who register and attend but need to leave early for any reason are welcome to do so.

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Queens Campus

Family 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

Family Program

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

Family Weekend

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.

» View Family Weekend 2014

Contact Information

To view the deposit deadline and other important information please visit the New Student Guide Checklist. If you have any questions or cannot attend any of the orientation sessions above, 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