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Transfer Orientation

To prepare you transition to studies here at St. John’s, we hold a special Orientation designed just for you.

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Your attendance at this event is important in helping you successfully integrate into the St. John’s Community. When you attend Orientation, you will experience first-hand all that St. John’s has to offer and have the opportunity to make connections and begin the process of forming lifelong relationships.

Please note that Orientation is REQUIRED for all new students.

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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.

Queens Transfer Orientation

Spring Orientation 2020
Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Monday, January 20, 2020
10 a.m.–2 p.m.Residence Hall Move-in (Resident Students Only) Please report to the Donovan Community Room with your StormCard. For other move-in questions, please visit stjohns.edu/movein.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
9–9:45 a.m.Check-in and University Tour Arrive at the D’Angelo Center to check in for New Student Orientation and receive your new student packet and ID. The orientation leaders share with you why they call this campus home, while identifying important buildings critical to your transition to St. John’s.
9:45–10:15 a.m.University Welcome You receive a warm welcome from the Vice President of Student Affairs and the orientation leaders. They introduce you to St. John’s and what it means to be part of our community.
10:15–10:35 a.m.Meet Your Orientation Leaders Much of your time during New Student Orientation is spent in peer groups led by orientation leaders. These leaders serve as a resource for you. This is also a chance to meet other students who will be experiencing college life with you. Please take advantage of this opportunity to ask questions of your orientation leaders about their experiences at the University.
10:45 a.m.–12:05 p.m.Ignite the Fire: Catch the Spirit Campus Ministry welcomes all religious traditions. As a community of faith, service, and friends, Campus Ministry takes seriously its unique role in expressing St. John’s distinctive identity as a Catholic and Vincentian institution as embodied in the University’s mission. You gather at the heart of the campus, St. Thomas More Church, where you meet our campus ministers. They share the many opportunities to be involved in faith, service, social justice, leadership, and the community.
REaDy for Success: RED is in Demand Learn how University Career Services teaches students essential skills and encourages personal responsibility to explore and achieve career goals. Career peers, who are your fellow students, show you the path to success through resources like résumé building, practice interviews, or internship and job fairs that can start your professional network and open doors for a dream career.
Veteran Success (Veteran Students Only) Veteran Affairs provides information about all of the services and opportunities available to students who have served in our nation’s military.
International Student and Scholar Services (International Students Only) It is very important that both F-1 and J-1 international students attend this session. The International Student and Scholar Services Office (ISSSO) will explain how to keep lawful status, the importance of your immigration documents, how to reenter the US after traveling, employment benefits, and much more.
12:15–1:05 p.m.Lunch
1:15–1:45 p.m.Enriching Academic Success (Transfer Students Only) Meet the College Deans—Administrators from your College provide academic and personal support throughout your years at St. John’s. Learn how to get your student experience off to a great start.
University Freshman Center (Freshmen Only) Navigating Your First Year—The University Freshman Center’s advisors are essential in planning your academic experience as a first-year college student. They provide academic and personal support during your transition period, so make sure you take advantage of their expertise in course requirements, availability, and scheduling that are specific to your major.
1:55–2:25 p.m.Campus Safety Your safety is very important to us. Representatives from Public Safety, Fire Safety, and the StormCard Office explain campus security systems, emergency readiness, your student ID, and the importance of taking responsibility for your actions and your community.
2:35–3:20 p.m.Knowing YES! An engaging workshop facilitated by your orientation leaders about affirmative consent, where you have an opportunity to explore what you expect of your relationships.
3:30–4:50 p.m.Friends: The College Years We take care of our own. Administrators from Student Wellness and your orientation leaders explore the importance of looking out for each other now that you are a part of the St. John’s community. Through entertaining and honest performances, scenes of college life introduce topics such as mental health, alcohol use, and power-based relationships to help you consider how to make smart choices in challenging situations.
5–5:40 p.m.Academic Connections (Freshmen Only) Faculty Tips for Success—Learn from University faculty members who help you to familiarize yourself with the collegiate environment and academic expectations. Faculty demonstrate how intellectual experiences within the classroom can connect to your future goals and life beyond St. John’s.
5–5:30 p.m.Surveys and Giveaways On behalf of the orientation staff, we want to thank you for attending our program. We hope you leave with a better understanding of what makes St. John’s unique and what we offer to help make the next few years of your life memorable. Please take time to complete the survey and provide us with feedback to help improve our program. Make sure to submit the completed survey in order to receive your giveaway. You can also pick up your laptop, or choose to opt into the St. John’s University Laptop Program, before you depart.

Staten Island Transfer Orientation

Spring Orientation 2020
Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 9 a.m. until 2:40 p.m.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
9 a.m.ID card photos, Spellman Hall
Having a St. John’s StormCard is an important part of everyday life on campus! Please report to Spellman Hall to receive yours prior to beginning Orientation.
9:30 a.m.Check-in and Breakfast, Kiernan Suite, Kelleher Center
Welcome! We are so happy you are here. Please make sure to check in with a member of the Orientation team to receive important information.
10 a.m.University Welcome
There is so much to know about being a first-semester St. John’s student. Receive a warm welcome from various administrators and the orientation leaders who introduced you to St. John’s University.
10:30 a.m.Ignite the Fire–Catch the Spirit
Campus Ministry welcomes all religious traditions. As a community of faith, service, and friends, Campus Ministry takes seriously its unique role in expressing the University’s distinctive identity as a Catholic and Vincentian institution as embodied in the University’s mission. You meet campus ministers and members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, who share many opportunities to be involved in faith, service, social justice, leadership, and the community.
10:55 a.m.REaDy for Success: RED is in Demand
Learn how University Career Services teaches students essential skills and encourages personal responsibility to explore and achieve career goals. Career peers, who will be your fellow students, show you the path to success through résumé building, practice interviews, and internship and job fairs that can start your professional network and open doors to a dream career.
11:20 a.m.Campus Safety: Accessing your Community
Your safety is very important to us. Representatives from the Department of Public Safety explain campus security systems, emergency readiness, your student ID, parking, and the importance of taking responsibility for your actions and your community.
11:40 a.m.Health and Wellness
NoonLunch and Resource Round Robin, Kiernan Suite
1:15 p.m.Laptop Distribution
2:15 p.m.Surveys and Giveaways