The University invites first-year students to participate in a pre-orientation program, all of which occur prior to the start of New Student Orientation. Pre-orientation programs are not required (except for International Student Orientation, which is mandatory for those on U.S. student visas); however, they provide a great way for students to make connections and enhance leadership skills prior to the start of Orientation.
If you are a varsity athlete competing in a fall sport, please consult with your coach regarding your arrival date and practice schedule prior to signing up for a program.
Since all the programs occur during the same time frame, students may only participate in one program with the exception of the Bison Gatherings which occur in July.
Schedule At-a-Glance, Friday, Aug. 11
7 a.m. — Check-in begins on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center
11 a.m. — Lunch begins for all pre-orientation participants and their families in Bostwick Marketplace
12:30 p.m. — Individual program meetings for student and their families and friends
2 p.m. — All first year student participants should be with their pre-orientation programs
2 p.m. — University welcome for families and friends by Dean of Students, Provost and President
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. — Family and Friends Reception