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New Student Orientation (NSO) is an important experience for all new students, regardless of academic affiliation or major.  At NSO, you will have the opportunity to become familiar with campus resources and make connections with current students, faculty, and staff before beginning classes.  Because we know that participation in NSO can make a significant difference in your experiences as a John Jay student, all new students are expected to attend.

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!

All eligible students will get an email with the process on how to register for the in person sessions.

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Fall 2024
Attend an In-Person Orientation Session!

First-Year: August 12, August 14 OR August 15, 9:30am-3:00pm
Transfer: August 13 OR August 21, 9:30am-3:00pm
Graduate: August 22, 4:00pm-7:00pm
International: August 26, 9:00am-3:00pm

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Online Orientation
Online Orientation Portal

The first step to your New Student Orientation is completing the Online Orientation Portal. This portal is an easy way for you to get important information not only when you start at John Jay but also throughout your time here.

Helpful Info
Student Resources

To ensure that you are all set for the school year, check out these resources!

New Student Checklist

Make sure to check your email for the information on completing the Online NSO Portal!

Make sure to check your email for the information on signing up for the in-person NSO!

  1. Tuition fees/deposits and financial aid forms
  2. AP/IB submissions
  3. FERPA
  4. Wellness Center immunization records
  5. Major and minor declaration


Make sure to check your email for the information on setting up an advisement appointment!


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