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Spring 2021
New Student Virtual Orientation

We are so excited to welcome you to the Hunter College community in the spring!

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While we won’t be able to host you on campus for orientation, we have put together a robust program for you to learn about your new home – Hunter! The sessions will introduce you to campus life, important resources and your new classmates.

How to Register for Orientation

Our Virtual Orientation is designed to help you settle in to Hunter College. It is not intended to replace your advising session and/or class registration. You can register for Orientation through your New Student Portal, which is emailed to you approximately 2-3 days after your commit and deposit to Hunter for the Spring 2021 semester.

Orientation Schedule

You will all attend 1 orientation track which will offer 3 sessions over the course of 3 days. Please plan to attend all 3 sessions in your track. The incoming freshmen track will be offered in December and incoming transfers will have the choice of 3 different tracks; 1 in December and 2 in January.

You can register for your chosen track through your new student portal account (sent via email 2-3 days after you deposit for the Spring semester).

Session 1: Welcome
Session 2: Student Life Session 3: Wellness
Freshmen 12/16 3pm 12/17 3pm 12/18 3pm
Transfer Group A
12/16 10am 12/17 10am 12/18 10am
Transfer Group B 1/6 10am 1/7 10am 1/8 10am
Transfer Group C 1/6 1pm 1/7 1pm 1/8 1pm

See sessions overview below.

Sessions Overview

The sessions below will introduce you to campus life, important resources and your new classmates.

Session 1: Welcome

Welcome and Campus Resources Overview (approximately 90 minutes)

  • Consider this your official welcome to Hunter! Hear from the vice president for Student Affairs and Dean of Students and get the lay of the land for orientation.
  • Learn about our college library, learning centers, pre-professional offices, career development services and staying healthy both mentally and physically.

Session 2: Student Life

Virtual Campus Tour and Student Life (approximately 60 minutes)

  • Take a virtual tour of our main 68th Street Campus to learn your way around so you know where to go when we return.
  • Learn about Hunter College life outside the classroom. Explore opportunities to get involved, join student clubs, meet new people and enjoy new experiences as a Hunter Hawk.

Session 3: Financial Wellness

(approximately 90 minutes)

  • Join the Office of Financial Aid and the Bursar for a wide range of topics of conversation including: types of funding, how to access and view and understand your financial aid, staying on top of your bill and budgeting.

"The TOP reason we 💜 Hunter College are our Hawks! They come from all over the world and from 47 different states, speak over 150 different languages, play different sports, have different career aspirations, and study different things, but at the end they are all AMAZING!"

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