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 with that can last forever.
New Student Orientation is a two-day program and will end around 4:30 p.m. Meals are provided during the program.
Please note that Orientation is REQUIRED for all new students.
Download the Guide
The first portion of New Student Orientation begins with our online program. First, you must register for your on-campus orientation date. Then one week before your on-campus orientation, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on completing online orientation.
If you have any questions about online orientation, please contact us. Both the online and the on-campus portions of New Student Orientation are mandatory.
How to Register
Please note that in order to register for Orientation, you must have paid your deposit. View the New Student Guide Checklist for deposit deadline and other important information. Please see the bottom of this page for the Freshman Orientation dates at the Queens and Staten Island campuses.
To register for Queens campus orientation:
Please select the college/school below to which you have been admitted to register for New Student Orientation. If you are unsure of yours, please reference your acceptance confirmation letter.
- College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences »
- College of Professional Studies »
- School of Education »
- St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences »
- The Peter J. Tobin College of Business »
To register for Staten Island campus orientation:
Please register below for New Student Orientation on the Staten Island campus.