New Student Orientation

The Division of Student Development 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.

Summer 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
9:00am - 2:00pm

The Summer 2019 New Student Orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in the Health and Physical Education building located on 160-02 Liberty Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11451. The orientation session is for the newly admitted first year and transfer students. 

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

718 262-2331

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. NSO begins with a general assembly. However, in order to disseminate the appropriate information for each of our cohorts that will be in attendance, there are separate sessions for first-year, transfer students and parents.

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 for the Spring 2019 semester, 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 Development
York College
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Room 2F01A
Jamaica, NY 11451
Phone: 718-262-2331
Fax: 718-262-2216


Office Hours

Monday through Friday 9am-5pm.