First Year Student Orientation

First Year Student Orientation

Your Journey to becoming a Fierce Advocate for Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice!

We have put together a robust program for you to learn all about your new home – John Jay College! The sessions below will introduce you to campus life, important resources, and your new classmates.

Your New Student Orientation has two parts the first being the Online Orientation Portal and the second being the in person New Student Orientation sessions. Completing both parts of the New Student Orientation will ensure that you are prepared for your first semester at John Jay and connect with other new students!

How to Register for Your Orientation

After you submit your deposit to John Jay College of Criminal Justice, you will receive an email with a link to your New Student portal and where to register for the in person New Student Orientation session. This is your home base! Accessing the Online Orientation Portal, register for orientation, claim your email,  and much more.

The New Student Orientation process is designed to help you settle into John Jay College. It is not intended to replace your advising session or registration steps.  For more information about advisement, visit here:

Orientation Schedule

Fall 2023



How do I access the New Student Orientation

You will get an email with the New Student Portal. In this portal, you will find instructions for accessing your account, using your John Jay email, for the Online Orientation Portal along with the New Student Orientation Session registration links.  Other than the portal, all of the sessions will be in person.

Can I ask questions?

Definitely! In the portal, there is a Q&A feature and you will be able to ask questions during the in person NSO sessoins.

Will I register for classes here?

No, these sessions are not registration. Please follow the steps in your admitted student portal to complete all enrollments steps.

Do I need to attend both sessions?

For the Fall 2023 NSO In-Person sessions, there is only 1 session for you to attend.