New Student Orientation
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New International Student Orientation 

What will you do during Orientation?

  • On-campus students will move into the residence halls.

  • All students will meet academic advisers and finalize course registration.

  • Students who have not documented sufficient English proficiency must take the English Language Proficiency Exam.

  • Students will be required to present immigration documents with the International Student Programs Office.

  • There will also be time for social activities, tours of New Paltz, and meeting other new and continuing students.


Fall 2020


Date and Time


Official airport pickup at JFK

Tuesday, August 18 

JFK Airport, NYC

Students living on campus check-in to residence halls

Tuesday, August 18 

Gage Hall

Students living off campus check-in

Wednesday, August 19

Coykendall Science Building
(CSB) Lobby

Orientation begins for all new students

Wednesday, August 19

Coykendall Science Building
(CSB)  Auditorium

Classes begin

Monday, August 24

You will refer to your individual class schedule