First Year Events

First Year Events

Student Success CelebrationWeeks of ReadingThe Inside ScoopTuesday Times TalkStreetwise ScholarsFirst Year Student Showcase



Welcome Events, Community Hour, Moot Court Room 8.64 NB
Connect with your Student Success Team members and classmates to prepare for a successful semester and begin personalizing your first year academic journey at John Jay College.


Weeks Of Reading, Community Hour, Atrium
Visit your Student Success Coach at the Weeks of Reading table in the New Building Atrium to sign up for free digital access to the New York Times, pick up a free newspaper, and learn about the Times Talk reading club and a new student book club.


Inside Scoop, Community Hour, 9th Floor Conference Room
Professors and first year seminar students will gather together to network, build community and share ideas for success in the first year of college.


Times Talks, Every Tuesday, Community Hour 3.76 NB
Join the New York Times reading group beginning 9/29 through the end of the fall semester, focused on weekly reading and discussion of the Tuesday edition of the NYT.


Streetwise Scholars Book Club, Community Hour 3.78 NB
Register for the book club, led by author and communications professor Greg Donaldson, at Receive a free copy of Zebratown and join a group of freshmen interested in exploring issues of justice.


Acts For Justice Kickoff Event, Community Hour, L.63 NB
Attend the fall 2015 Acts for Justice Kickoff event to connect to John Jay College’s justice mission and learn more about the food insecurity and hunger issues affecting local communities. Work with your success coach and classmates to form an Acts for Justice action plan and start making a difference! Additional Acts for Justice Activities will take place during community hour throughout October and November.


Career Power Hours, Community Hour
Meet your career specialist, John Jay alumni and a member of the workforce to explore career planning and development. You will receive an email invite to this event from your career specialist.

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Fall Student Showcase, 1pm-3:30 pm, NB Student Dining Hall
Present your research poster and celebrate your achievements in your First Year Seminar this semester. All First Year Seminar students are invited to participate in the fall student showcase, an annual college-wide event that highlights the academic achievements of First Year Seminar students.