Yes! We are very excited to welcome your student (and up to 2 guests) to New Paltz for a one-day program in January 2022. Sessions for Transfer Students are January 12 or 14. First-Year Students will have their Orientation Session on January 14. Students will select their Orientation Session on the online orientation platform, VisualZen. Once your student has paid their pre-enrollment deposit, they will begin receiving communications from us.
Yes, Transfer Orientation will be in-person on January 12 or Jaunary 14; there is a virtual (synchronous) session on January 19. The $60 orientation fee covers the online orientation platform, virtual and in person orientation staff, and transfer student programming for the upcoming semester.
Yes, new Spring 2022 First-Year (Freshmen) students should register and attend the in-person session on January 14, 2022. The orientation fee of $215 covers the online orientation platform, orientation staff, all aspects of the in-person program, and in-person programming during the semester.
Yes, ALL students will need complete the orientation program. Our orientation program has essential information to your student’s success, no matter where they live during the semester.
For January 2022, each student may register up to 2 guests to attend the in-person orientation session with them. Note that there is an additional fee for guests. At check-in, guests must be prepared to show photo ID and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test taken within 5 days.
Guests willattend the morning portion of the Orientation program with their student. At lunch, students will eat lunch and meet with an academic advisor to prepare for course registration, while parents and family members attend a lunch with campus administrators. There are afternoon presentations for parents and family members as well.
Yes! First-year students will be assigned an Orientation Leader/Peer Mentor and transfer students will have access to a Transfer Liaison. Throughout the spring, OL’s & TL’s will be hosting meet ups for their students. Your new student will also be invited to programming hosted by the Center for Student Engagement throughout the semester.
Your student will be receiving information directly from the EOP program.
Advising & Course Registration
After your student completes all the components of the mandatory online orientation, they will be able to begin the advising and course registration process. At their January Orientation session, Freshmen will work with the Office of Academic Advising, and Transfers will work with their major department faculty to register for classes.
Yes. Depending on their major and whether they a first-year or transfer, your student will work with either an advisor from their department or from the Office of Academic Advising.
Testing, Screening, and Vaccinations
Students will need to be fully vaccinated (2 weeks after final vaccine in series) OR submit a negative PCR test prior to arrival. Note – a PCR test must taken within 5 to arrival to campus. Negative test results must be submitted at least 24 hours before arrival. Students must also submit their Covid-19 Screening on the first day of Orientation, before checking in.
Students can share that information with the college by uploading it to their Covid-19 Profile on newpaltz.edu.
Masks will be required for all participants at all times, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Students will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to attending Orientation and prior to registering for classes. Guests attending the in-person Orientation program will need to show proof of vaccination or negative PCR-test taken within 5 days at check-in.
Opportunities at New Paltz
Visit the Honor’s Department website for information about the program and instructions on how to apply.
You can contact the Disability Resource Center at (845) 257-3020 or visit their website for more information on accommodations.
On that webpage you will find helpful information about applications, checklists, FAQs and more.
The Office of Student Financial Services can be reached by sending an email to email@example.com. The office is located on the first floor of Wooster Hall, the telephone number is (845) 257-3250, the fax number is (845) 257-3568 and the mailing address is 200 Hawk Drive, New Paltz NY 12561
Once your student has registered for their fall course schedule, a bill will be generated to their my.newpaltz.edu account. More information can be found on the Student Accounts webpage.
As with other personal records, students 18 and over control who receives financial information related to college expenses. This confuses many parents at first. After all, if we’re paying those bills, how come we don’t receive them automatically? Thankfully, it’s easy for your student to grant you access to our my.newpaltz.edu billing system.
All students that have paid both the $150 Pre-enrollment Deposit and the $100 Advance Room Deposit will receive an email with more information regarding room and roommate assignments from the Office of Residence Life.
New students will submit a roommate matching survey. The survey asks questions about living habits, such as what time they typically go to bed, cleanliness, frequency of overnight guests and allergies among other things.
The survey allows new students who know each other to request each other as roommates. Students that request each other will be placed together. For students that do not know specific people they want to live with, we will use their survey answers to match them with people that have similar living habits.
Right now, we are projecting to let students know mid-January. Please contact the Office of Residence Life at 845-257-4444 with questions.
Visit the Department of Residence Life’s website to find out information on living on campus.
Please visit the Campus Dining Services website for information on the wide variety of food options and what dining plans are available to your student.
Our Dining Services colleagues are attuned to medical and religious dietary restrictions. They can accommodate nearly any requirement your own student might have, at no extra cost, as part of our standard meal plan. After you’ve had a chance to familiarize yourself with our services, please encourage your student to reach out to Dining Services, whose experts work most effectively when they work directly with students themselves.
The campus does provide rental of a microfridge, which is the only option if you would like your student to have access to a microwave. Due to safety issues, standlone microwaves are not allowed. However, personal refrigerators are permitted.
Yes, visit the campus bookstore website for information on buying and renting books. They also have an online store to buy your New Paltz gear so you can show your NP spirit off before you get to campus.
Yes, please visit the Student Health Center website for information about the immunization form that is required and for a description of their hours and services.
Student safety is a strong priority in the New Paltz community. Learn more about our 24 hour University Police department and their services here.
Yes, students can sign up for NP Alert which is used to communicate emergencies as well school cancellations and closings via text message. Your student can sign up multiple phone numbers to receive these messages.
Yes, we have many computer and printing labs on campus. Visit Academic Computing for a list of locations or what equipment you will need if you are bringing your own.
Student involvement is a priority in the New Paltz community. Visit the Center for Student Engagement for a listing of these clubs, organizations and events. Additionally, New Paltz hosts hundreds of arts, theatre, music, speaker and sporting events each year. These events are listed throughout the www.newpaltz.edu website.
Effective immediately, parents, guardians and other family members of New Paltz students will have the ability to receive additional emails and text messages about important news at the College, including information about our response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Your participation on this list is fully optional – if you prefer not to receive these messages, you can opt out with just a few clicks. You can also sign up to receive updates about some topics, but not others.
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