FAQs

New Student Orientation (NSO) Frequently Asked Questions

Questions List

  1. What Happens at NSO?
  2. How Should I Prepare for NSO?
  3. Where is Orientation?
  4. Can I Bring a Guest to NSO?
  5. Do I Have to Pay an Orientation Fee?
  6. Is NSO Mandatory for all New Students?
  7. I will need special accommodations due to a disability, what should I do?
  8. How do I get to York College?
  9. Is parking available?
  10. When do I Register for Classes?
  11. How do I register for NSO?

Questions & Answers


What Happens at NSO?

Check-in for students and guests begins at 8:30 a.m.   During the NSO, you will be formally welcomed to the University, you will meet with other new students, and participate in team-oriented activities.  In addition, you will receive important information about our academic programs and the many services that available to you as a student.

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How Should I Prepare for NSO?

To prepare for NSO, wear comfortable shoes and clothing.  Ladies, please avoid wearing shoes with a heel! We will provide you with an information folder packet and a pen. You are encouraged to browse the York College/CUNY website and the New Student Orientation pages to familiarize yourself with the college and prepare any questions you may have to be answered at the orientation.

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Where is Orientation?

New Student Orientation will begin in the Performing Arts Center, located on Guy R. Brewer Blvd.  Students will then proceed to the Health and Physical Education Building to conclude the activities of the day.

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Can I Bring a Guest to NSO?

Due to space limitations, only parents and/or guardians are permitted. A program of the day's events will be provided at check -in.

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Do I Have to Pay an Orientation Fee?

No, there is no fee to attend NSO.

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Is NSO Mandatory for all New Students?

All new incoming students are highly encouraged to participate in the New Student Orientation.  Call the Division of Student Development - New Student Orientation at 718-262-2152 if you have any questions or concerns.  

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I will need special accommodations due to a disability, what should I do?

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may call 718-262-2152 in advance of New Student Orientation. back to top

How do I get to York College?

Please click here for travel directions to York College.

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Is parking available?

Parking will be available in the parking lot on Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

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When do I Register for Classes?

Please visit the Academic Advisement Center site or call 718-262-2280 for further information.  If you have been admitted to the SEEK Program, please contact the SEEK Program in regard to registration at 718-262-2300

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How do I register for NSO?

Please click here to register for New Student Orientation 2014

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