New Student Orientation

The Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs provides a comprehensive orientation program designed to prepare incoming students to meet the academic challenges of college life, familiarize them with campus resources and positively connect them to the transformative, vibrant and diverse York College community.

Fall 2020

July 29, August 5, or August 12

For your convenience, we will be presenting NSO on three different days. 

Please select only one date: July 29, August 5, or August 12 and select your student status, first-year or transfer student.

Student Affairs
Academic Core Building 2F01A
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11451

718 262-2285

NSO Registration

Welcome, Cardinal!

Welcome to York College of the City University of New York (CUNY).

The New Student Orientation (NSO) is an event designed to introduce you to the academic, cultural, and social aspects of student life at York College. The NSO will provide the opportunity to register for courses and get the tools necessary for your success. You will also learn about various educational opportunities, how to access our services and resources, and your responsibilities as a student. Finally, you will meet other Cardinals and members of the York College family.

As partners in your success, the professionals within the Division of Student Development are here to help you succeed. Transitioning into college may be a challenge for anyone, and meeting those challenges need not be a solitary experience. We are here to help you successfully navigate this new terrain.

Before You Register for Classes

New York State Public Health Law 2165 and 2167, and Title 10 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations Subpart 66-2 (10 NYCRR Subpart 66-2) mandate that all incoming students born after December 31, 1956, must be immunized against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) before registering for classes.

For details, please visit the Immunization Information webpage.

After You Register

Activate your Yorkmail Email Account

Your Yorkmail email is the primary mode of communication between the college and you. From time to time, York will send you alerts about your bill and other pertinent information that will aid in your transition to the college. Please visit the Email - Students page to find out how to activate your Yorkmail.

Review and Pay Your Bill

Your tuition due date is based on the date you initially registered for classes. To check the status of your balance, please refer to your CUNYfirst account. To find out when your bill is due, please see the Payment Due Dates webpage for deadlines.

IMPORTANT: To be eligible for New York State tuition and fees, you may be required to prove New York state residency. If there is a question regarding you N.Y. state residency and you wish to be charged in-state rates, you must complete a CUNY Residency form. The information you provide will determine if you meet the guidelines set by the City University of New York (CUNY). Failure to provide the required documentation will result in your being billed as a non-resident. Incomplete applications or missing documents will delay the processing of the application.

Contact Information

For general inquiries about orientation, please contact:

Office of Student Activities
York College
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Room 1E01
Jamaica, NY 11451
Phone: 718-262-2285
Fax: 718-262-2289

Email: studentactivities@york.cuny.edu

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 9am-5pm.