First Year Student Orientation
Orientation Information for First Year Students
After you register for classes your advisor will give you an appointment date for New Student Orientation in late August. Orientation is your second visit to City College and your Orientation date is determined by the Division or Professional school of your major area of study. At orientation you will receive tools, resources and information to get started at City College, meet your GPS Navigator (peer mentor) in person and have some fun.
New student Orientation begins in late August, one week before the first day of classes. Students receive Orientation appointments when they register for classes. Orientation appointments are based on students' chosen area of study. What should I do to prepare for Orientation? New Student Orientation is required of all incoming students. Most students should have registered for Fall classes by the time of Orientation in late August. To prepare for Orientation, please bring:
Will there be an Orientation Program for Parents and Families? Parent/Family Orientation will be held on the same dates and times as Student Orientation. Parents/Family Orientation is a day-long event that includes workshops, lectures, tours, and campus fair and receptions where parents and student meet faculty and staff. To register for Parent and Family Orientation, please click HERE.
Your ID and Bursar's receipt are required to collect your City College ID card, which gives you access to campus buildings
- State issued ID AND a copy of your City College Bursar's receipt
Your Summer Reading assignment is due at the time of your Orientation appointment. If you have questions about Summer Reading, please contact Evelyn Ortega, Program Coordinator for New Student Orientation at 212-650-7040 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your completed Summer Reading assignment
For general inquiries about orientation:
Monday to Friday
9AM to 5PM
For program specific inquiries:
Transfer Student Orientation: