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New Student Orientation

New International Student Orientation 


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 sufficient English proficiency must take the English Language Proficiency Exam.
  • Students will be required to present immigration documents 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.



Fall 2019 

Date and Time


Official airport pickup at JFK


August 20

Afternoon, up until 6 p.m.

JFK Airport, NYC

Students living on campus check-in to residence halls


August 20

5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Gage Hall

Graduate students and students living off campus check-in


August 21

9 a.m.

Lecture Center

South Lobby

Orientation begins for all new students


August 21

9:30 a.m.

Lecture Center

Classes begin


August 26

You will refer to your individual class schedule

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