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Family Orientation

Welcome to St. John’s University and to our growing St. John’s family!

Register for Family Orientation (Queens) Register for Family Orientation (Staten Island)

Before the summer ends and classes are in session, come join us at Parent and Family Orientation where you can learn more about your students program and meet the deans of the colleges and our wonderful orientation staff.

During Parent and Family Orientation, you will have a chance to get an inside look into the mission of St. John’s as well as learn all the amazing possibilities your student can be a part of just by being a Johnny.

Parent and Family Orientation Registration

The family program runs concurrently on the first day of student orientation.

For the Queens campus program, your day will begin at 9 a.m. and will end at approximately 4 p.m. You will be able to pick up your student on the second day after 4:30 p.m.  Please see the Staten Island campus registration link below for details on that program.

If you need assistance or would like any information, please contact the Orientation Office at 718-990-5353 or [email protected].

Please note: On-campus accommodations are not provided for parents and family members. If you are interested in staying near the Queens campus, please see our list of area hotels.

Parent and Family Orientation (Staten Island)

There are two sessions available for parents of commuter students on July 11 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. For parents of resident students, the parent orientation is on August 28 at 1 p.m.

If you need assistance or would like any information, please contact the Orientation Office at 718-390-4346 or [email protected].

Online Orientation Preview

Before you arrive to campus, we have an online orientation component that provides important information and videos all first-year students and family members should know.

Please take some time to review this before attending your orientation session. To get started, please visit* and click Create New Account. Please identify yourself as a guest and note your username and password.

* This is not for student use; in order to receive credit for completing online orientation, students must complete online orientation following the instructions they receive via e-mail.