Orientation & Advisement 2022

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Congratulations and Welcome to
SUNY New Paltz!

If you’ve received your acceptance letter for Fall 2022, we look forward to welcoming you soon. Bookmark this page to keep track of everything you need and the latest updates before you start your journey as SUNY New Paltz student.

Please continue to check this page regularly for the most up to date information on Orientation.



Freshmen Student Checklist ✔

PAY YOUR $85 PRE-ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT (PED) (required of all new students and this will allow us to begin communicating with you via your campus email account).

You can pay your PED through your admissions status portal online. Each applicant also received an application acknowledgment notification which included a personal New Paltz Computer User ID (NPCUID). This number begins with N0 (N + zero plus seven additional digits). If you have not already done so, you must first pay your PED. This deposit is NOT an additional fee; it is a down-payment towards your bill, holds your space at New Paltz and will be deducted from the bill you receive once you have registered for classes.

PAY YOUR $100 ADVANCE ROOM DEPOSIT (ARD) (required if you plan to live on campus)

This is also a deposit that that will be credited toward your fall housing. You can pay your ARD through your admissions status portal online or by contacting Student Accounts at 845-257-3150 during business hours. You do not need to pay this fee if you will be commuting to campus (see Res Life page for requirements if you are a first-year student).

Pre-Enrollment Deposit

The pre-enrollment deposit may be refunded if the Office of Student Accounts receives a written request by the following dates:

For the Summer or Fall Semester.........May 1 preceding the start of the semester

For the Spring Semester.....................November 1 preceding the start of the semester

OR, if acceptance to the College is received after these dates, requests for refunds must be received within 30 days of the date of acceptance. In no case will refunds be considered if requests for such refunds are received after the official first day of classes of the semester for which original application for admission was made.

Advance Room Deposit

May be refunded if written request for refund is received in the Office of Student Accounts as follows:

For the Fall Semester.........by July 1 preceding the start of the semester

For the Spring Semester......................by November 1 preceding the start of the semester.

OR (for new students) within 30 days of notification of acceptance, whichever is later.

If a request is received later than the latest applicable date, the refund may still be granted if the student a) withdraws to enter military service, or b) the student withdraws due to circumstances beyond their control as certified and approved by the College President or designee.

Note: If you are an EOP student, your ARD and PED deposits are waived.

 
Set up your College (@newpaltz.edu) email account to receive important information about orientation and course registration. Check this email account frequently because all important information will be sent to your college email and not your personal email address.

When you paid your pre-enrollment deposit or had a waiver applied, you should have received an email with your student ID number and New Paltz Computer User ID. Your student ID number, also known as your Banner number, is the letter N + 8 numbers; your New Paltz Computer User ID, NPCUID for short, is the first 7 letters of last name, first initial, plus a number. Along with that you should have been sent instructions on how to setup a password. That username will allow you to log into my.newpaltz.edu, your college email, the online orientation system (VisualZen), public computers on campus, and many other things. If you have difficulty creating the password or didn't receive the instructions, click here for instructions on how to recover the account information.

You can access your college email account one of three ways.  You may need to type in your full email address (NPCUID + @newpaltz.edu) the first time you log in:
1. Go to outlook.newpaltz.edu
2. Go to newpaltz.edu; click on Resources on the top right, and select Office 365
3. Log onto my.newpaltz.edu and click Office 365 at the top right

You will receive an email to your College account (@newpaltz.edu) from "New Paltz Orientation" with the subject line is "SUNY New Paltz: START ONLINE ORIENTATION."  This email provides instructions on how to get started in our remote orientation system, VisualZen.

 

Orientation is a mandatory experience for ALL new students.

Here are some steps to prepare: 

  1. Sign up for an in-person orientation session on your admissions portal starting in late March. 
  2. Begin the ID Card Process. 
  3. Log into your campus e-mail using the process outlined above. 
  4. Make sure you COVID compliance is up to date.  - Check your email for details or visit our FAQ page. 

What you will accomplish at In-Person Orientation: 

  • Come to campus.
  • Meet other new students. 
  • Learn about great co-curricular and academic programming. 
  • Attend fun programs and meet other new students

Summer 2022 Orientation Session for First-Year Students:

  • Session 1: Wednesday, June 29 - Thursday, June 30 
  • Session 2: Wednesday, July 6 - Thursday, July 7 
  • Session 3: Monday, July 11 - Tuesday, July 12 
  • Session 4: Thursday, July 14 - Friday, July 15 
  • Session 5: Thursday, July 21 - Friday, July 22 
  • Session 6: Wednesday, July 27 - Thursday, July 28 

Tell the world you’re a new hawk

Tag @sunynewpaltz and @nporientation and use #NPsocial when you post on social media

Check your campus email account regularly

Check your campus email account regularly for important emails about signing up for orientation.

Math Placement

Freshmen Information About Math Placement

 

Do you need accommodations? 
We want to ensure that ALL students can fully participate in Orientation. If you previously received accommodations in high school or your prior college, please contact the Disability Resource Center at drc@newpaltz.edu. For further information on the Disability Resource Center and their services, please visit www.newpaltz.edu/drc/.

 

 

Transfer Student Checklist ✔

(including second degree and readmission students)

PAY YOUR $240 PRE-ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT (PED) (required of all new students and this will allow us to begin communicating with you via your campus email account).

You can pay your PED through your admissions status portal online. Each applicant also received an application acknowledgment notification which included a personal New Paltz Computer User ID (NPCUID). This number begins with N0 (N + zero plus seven additional digits). If you have not already done so, you must first pay your PED. This deposit is NOT an additional fee; it is a down-payment towards your bill, holds your space at New Paltz and will be deducted from the bill you receive once you have registered for classes.

PAY YOUR $100 ADVANCE ROOM DEPOSIT (ARD) (required if you plan to live on campus)

This is also a deposit that that will be credited toward your fall housing. You can pay your ARD through your admissions status portal online or by contacting Student Accounts at 845-257-3150 during business hours. You do not need to pay this fee if you will be commuting to campus (see Res Life page for requirements if you are a first-year student).

Pre-Enrollment Deposit

The pre-enrollment deposit may be refunded if the Office of Student Accounts receives a written request by the following dates:

For the Summer or Fall Semester.........May 1 preceding the start of the semester

For the Spring Semester.....................November 1 preceding the start of the semester.

OR, if acceptance to the College is received after these dates, requests for refunds must be received within 30 days of the date of acceptance. In no case will refunds be considered if requests for such refunds are received after the official first day of classes of the semester for which original application for admission was made.

Advance Room Deposit

May be refunded if written request for refund is received in the Office of Student Accounts as follows:

For the Fall Semester.........by July 1 preceding the start of the semester

For the Spring Semester......................by November 1 preceding the start of the semester.

OR (for new students) within 30 days of notification of acceptance, whichever is later.

If a request is received later than the latest applicable date, the refund may still be granted if the student a) withdraws to enter military service, or b) the student withdraws due to circumstances beyond their control as certified and approved by the College President or designee.

Note: If you are an EOP student, your ARD and PED deposits are waived.

 
Set up your College (@newpaltz.edu) email account to receive important information about orientation and course registration. Check this email account frequently because all important information will be sent to your college email and not your personal email address.
When you paid your pre-enrollment deposit or had a waiver applied, you should have received an email with your student ID number and New Paltz Computer User ID. Your student ID number, also known as your Banner number, is the letter N + 8 numbers; your New Paltz Computer User ID, NPCUID for short, is the first 7 letters of last name, first initial, plus a number. Along with that you should have been sent instructions on how to setup a password. That username will allow you to log into my.newpaltz.edu, your college email, the online orientation system (VisualZen), public computers on campus, and many other things. If you have difficulty creating the password or didn't receive the instructions, click here for instructions on how to recover the account information.
You can access your college email account one of three ways.  You may need to type in your full email address (NPCUID + @newpaltz.edu) the first time you log in:
1. Go to outlook.newpaltz.edu
2. Go to newpaltz.edu; click on Resources on the top right, and select Office 365
3. Log onto my.newpaltz.edu and click Office 365 at the top right
You will receive an email to your College account (@newpaltz.edu) from "New Paltz Orientation" with the subject line is "SUNY New Paltz: START ONLINE ORIENTATION."  This email provides instructions on how to get started in our remote orientation system, VisualZen.
 

Orientation is a mandatory experience for ALL new students.

Here are some steps to prepare: 

  1. Sign up for an in-person orientation session on your admissions portal starting in late March. 
  2. Begin the ID Card Process. 
  3. Log into your campus e-mail using the process outlined above. 
  4. Make sure you COVID compliance is up to date.  - Check your email for details or visit our FAQ page. 

What you will accomplish at In-Person Orientation: 

  • Learn important information about becoming a New Paltz student
  • Learn about special programming
  • Sign up for advising and register for classes
  • Sign up for a housing assignment or get information on commuting to campus

Summer 2022 Orientation Session for Transfer Students:

  • Tuesday, June 21 
  • Thursday, June 23 
  • Monday, June 27 
  • Tuesday, July 19 
  • Monday, July 25 

Tell the world you’re a new hawk

Tag @sunynewpaltz and @nporientation and use #NPsocial when you post on social media

Check your campus email account regularly

Check your campus email account regularly for important emails about signing up for orientation.

Math Placement

Transfer Student Information about Math Placement

Do you need accommodations? 
We want to ensure that ALL students can fully participate in Orientation. If you previously received accommodations in high school or your prior college, please contact the Disability Resource Center at drc@newpaltz.edu. For further information on the Disability Resource Center and their services, please visit www.newpaltz.edu/drc/.
 

Incoming President Darrell Wheeler Welcomes YOU!

Explore the Many Opportunities and Unique Programs New Paltz Offers:

 

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Additional Resources

Financial Aid

Student Accounts/Parking Permits

Disability Resource Center

Residence Life

Student Engagement and Orientation Programs

Student Health Services

Campus Dining Services

Campus Bookstore

The Children's Center

 

Questions? We are here for you. The Center for Student Engagement is working remotely, so please email us at orientation@newpaltz.edu or leave a message at 845-257-3088. Thank you and welcome to SUNY New Paltz!

 

 

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