Orientation & Advisement 2021

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Congratulations and Welcome to
SUNY New Paltz!

If you’ve received your acceptance letter for Fall 2021, 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 2021.



Freshmen Student Checklist ✔

PAY YOUR $150 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 NO (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 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.
Please note that we are in the process of changing the default student email system - so your account is most likely on our newer system, Office 365. You can access Office 365 via https://outlook.newpaltz.edu (or by going to the New Paltz homepage, clicking "Resources" at the top right, and choosing "Office 365").
 

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. Remember, you will have to complete the online orientation program in order to register for classes.


Orientation is a two-part experience for ALL new first year students.

Part 1 will be online in our VZO remote orientation system.  Part 2 will be an on-campus experience.

Part 1
Learn important information about becoming a New Paltz student and about exciting special programs through pre-orientation modules.

Sign up for advising
Register for classes and get your schedule.

Sign up for your in-person Orientation Session (Part 2).

Part 2
Come to campus and have an overnight residential experience
Meet other new students
Learn about great co-curricular and academic programming
Attend fun and exciting programs designed for new students
Complete you fall housing survey or get information on commuting to campus

Math Placement

Freshmen Information About Math Placement

 

 

Step 1: LEARN about co-curricular programs and academic expectations and sign up for an In Person Orientation session on VisualZen

 

Orientation Sign up will open mid-March. You will receive login information via your campus e-mail to sign into our orientation platform, VisualZen.

Online Orientation Modules will open in mid-April.  You will be required to complete informational modules at your own pace to learn about the programs, resources and support services available to you.  These include;

  • Academic Advising Requirements
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Living in our community-Residence Life & Commuting
  • Community Standards & Safety
  • Support services available to students
  • and many more!

Completion of the modules is required for you to begin building your fall schedule and registering for classes. 

 

Step 2: Advising and Class Registration

All students will be required to complete NP 103: Advising & Registration module before being assigned an advisor.

Advising sign up and registration information are provided within this module.

 

Step 3: In Person Orientation

More information coming soon!

 

 

Transfer Student Checklist ✔

(including second degree and readmission students)

PAY YOUR $150 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 NO (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 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.
Please note that we are in the process of changing the default student email system - so your account is most likely on our newer system, Office 365. You can access Office 365 via https://outlook.newpaltz.edu (or by going to the New Paltz homepage, clicking "Resources" at the top right, and choosing "Office 365").
 

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. Remember, you will have to complete the online orientation program in order to register for classes.

Orientation is a mandatory experience for ALL new students.

By completing the orientation process you will:

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

Math Placement

Transfer Student Information About Math Placement
 

Step 1: LEARN about co-curricular programs and academic expectations and sign up for an advising and registration on VisualZen

 

Orientation Sign up will open in mid- March. You will receive login information via your campus e-mail to sign into our orientation platform, VisualZen.

Online Orientation Modules will open in early May.  You will be required to complete informational modules at your own pace to learn about the programs, resources and support services available to you.  These include;

  • Academic Advising Requirements
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Living in our community-Residence Life & Commuting
  • Community Standards & Safety
  • Support services available to students
  • Leadership, involvement and well-being
  • Financial Aid & paying your tuition bill
  • and many more!

Completion of the modules is required for you to begin building your fall schedule and registering for classes.

Step 2: Advising and Class Registration

All students will be required to complete NP 103: Advising & Registration module before being assigned an advisor.

Advising sign up and registration information are provided within this module.

Next Steps:

What you will need?

Accommodations:

We want to ensure that ALL students can fully participate in online 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/.

 

 

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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