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International Student Services

New Student Orientation

New International Student Orientation Spring 2018


Spring 2018

Date and Time


Official airport pickup at JFK


Jan. 17

Afternoon, up until 6 p.m.

JFK Airport, NYC

Students living on campus check-in to residence halls


Jan. 17

4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Gage Hall

Graduate students and students living off campus check-in


Jan. 18

9 a.m.

Lecture Center

South Lobby

Orientation begins for all new students


Jan. 18

9:30 a.m.

Lecture Center

Classes begin


Jan. 22

Refer to your individual class schedule


What will you do during Orientation?

  • On-campus students will move into the residence halls.
  • All students will meet academic advisers and finalize course registration.
  • Students who have not documented a minimum score of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based or 80 ibt on the TOEFL exam must take the English Language Proficiency Exam.
  • Students will be required to present immigration documents and check in with the International Student Programs Office.
  • There will also be time for social activities, tours of New Paltz, and meeting other new and continuing students.