The following is a tentative schedule of orientation events and cultural activities planned by the Center for International Programs for students at SUNY New Paltz. The Center for International Programs plans a number of events and activities throughout the year for international students at New Paltz. These activities are open to all students and are designed to introduce the life and culture of the United States. They are planned to avoid conflicts with the academic calendar. Keep in mind that this is a sampling of the activities typically planned during the year and actual trips and events are subject to change.

 

ORIENTATION ACTIVITIES

Welcome to New Paltz!
University faculty and administrators will welcome you to campus and provide information about the Dual Diploma program and the university.

 

Campus tour
Find your way around the New Paltz campus and take care of important tasks like having your ID picture taken, setting up a bank account, and applying for your telephone account.

 

Advising
Meet your academic advisor to review your course schedule and confirm the plan of study for your academic program.

 

Event Sign-up
A list of scheduled trips for the current summer will be distributed at orientation. If you want to join any of the sponsored trips, you should sign up at the Haggerty English Language Program (HELP) office (VH 201) or occasionally online through a trip website.

 

Tour of the town of New Paltz
A native of the town will introduce you to the area and answer your questions.

 

Residence Life Meeting
Meet your Residence Director and Residence Assistants to learn about policies and activities in the halls.

 

Shopping
Need pillows? Soap? Toothbrush? We will provide transportation to a local shopping area where you can buy things you need for your room on campus.

 

Day Trips to New York City

So much to do in New York City, where do you begin? You can visit museums, see the city from the top of tall buildings, shop, eat or just explore. We will provide maps and directions as well as other resources to make the most of the day in New York.

 

Overnight Trips to Other Cities

Trips have been planned in the last few years to Boston and Washington DC. These affordable trips provide transportation and lodging in some of the most interesting cities in the US.

 

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES TAKING PLACE THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER

 

Piano Summer Concert Series
PianoSummer is an international summer institute and festival dedicated solely to piano music. It features an integrated approach to learning and performance under the artistic direction of master pianist and teacher Vladimir Feltsman. Gifted students from around the world join with devoted musicians and teachers to learn more about the art of the piano and, ultimately, more about themselves and their place in the world of music. In recitals and performances throughout the summer, the New Paltz community joins the PianoSummer celebration, culminating in the Festival Gala performance.

 

Travel information available
Are you interested in travel within the United States? The Center for International Programs has a large library of travel books, maps and resources to assist you in planning a weekend trip or a longer adventure.