New Students with Provost and VP

New Student Orientation (NSO) is an important experience for all new students, regardless of academic affiliation or major.  At NSO, you will have the opportunity to become familiar with campus resources and make connections with current students, faculty, and staff before beginning classes.  Because we know that participation in NSO can make a significant difference in your experiences as a John Jay student, all new students are expected to attend.

Your New Student Orientation has two parts: the first being the Online Orientation Portal and the second being the in person New Student Orientation sessions. Completing both parts of the New Student Orientation will ensure that you are prepared for your first semester at John Jay and connect with other new students!

All eligible students will get an email with the process on how to register for the in person sessions.

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Spring 2024
Attend an In Person NSO Session!

First-Year and Parents & Families - January 16, 2024 from 9:30am-3:00pm
Transfer - January 16, 2024 OR January 17, 2024 from 9:30am-3:00pm
International - January 23, 2024 - 9:00am-3:00pm
Graduate - January 23, 2024 - 4:00pm-7:00pm

Meet your Orientation Leaders!
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Complete the
Online Orientation Portal

The first step to your New Student Orientation is completing the Online Orientation Portal. This portal is an easy way for you to get important information not only for the start of you career at John Jay but they will also help you throughout your time here.



Check Out These
Student Resources

To ensure that you are all set for the school year, check out these resources!

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