Students should check with their academic programs for instructions on attending program-specific orientations (see list below). International students are also required to complete a MANDATORY international student orientation session via Zoom (see below).
If you have general orientation questions, please contact email@example.com.
The new student orientation consists of two parts:
1) this webpage containing an introductory video, to-do list, and links to resources; and
2) an asynchronous orientation event on Blackboard (CUNY's LMS) consisting of welcome and informational videos and materials.
The orientation event is available starting August 23.
- The orientation program videos and additional informational workshops will be available for asynchronous viewing on Blackboard.
- Discussion boards for new students--a place to connect with your cohort--will also be on Blackboard.
1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org from your Graduate Center email address. Put “ID Card” as the subject.
2. The email body must contain your name as it appears in CUNYFirst, your program and your mailing address.
3.Attach a “passport type headshot” JPEG picture taken within the past six months.
Public Safety and Mail Room staffing is limited at this time so there may be a delay in mailing them out. Thank you in advance for your patience.
International Student Orientation on Zoom with the Office of International Students
During the international student orientation, we will review the F-1 regulations, you will learn how to maintain your F-1 status in the United States, and we will discuss the benefits of your F-1 legal status. You will also meet the Office of International Students staff and learn all about the resources that are available to you as an international student at the Graduate Center. You will also get a chance to meet other new international students virtually on zoom.
All new international students, including transfer students, will need to attend one of the international student orientations listed below. We are offering two international student orientations on Zoom. Please select one to attend.
Tuesday, August 17th, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Registration Link: https://gc-cuny-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAscO6sqD8sHdW21dhGDKb1ObTUruASUb3Y
Friday, August 20th, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Registration Link: https://gc-cuny-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlf-yrpz8tHdECL4TkzRf6GHXJ38n0iTED
We look forward to seeing you at our orientation! Please contact email@example.com
if you have any questions.
The following optional information workshops will be available on the Blackboard Orientation Event:
Welcome from Student Affairs
Financing Your Education at The Graduate Center
Office of Financial Aid
Virtual Office of the Registrar and Residency Requirements
Office of the Registrar
Welcome to the Wellness Center
Wellness Center/ Student Counseling Services
Accessing The Graduate Center
Student Disability Services
Graduate Center Digital Initiatives
Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program
Welcome from the Writing Center!
GC Writing Center
Welcome from the Quantitative Research Consulting Center
Quantitative Research Consulting Center
Strategizing for Your Professional Success Throughout Your Academic Program
Office of Career Planning and Professional Development
Launching Your Teaching Career with the TLC
Teaching and Learning Center
Student Organizations and the Doctoral and Graduate Students’ Council
Doctoral and Graduate Students Council
New Student Open House - Friday, August 27, 2021
Your Rights as an Academic Worker in the PSC
Professional Staff Congress
Paid Union Orientation - August 19, 20, 23 or 24
Title IX Awareness
Title IX Awareness
Office of Compliance and Diversity
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Register on the CUNY Academic Commons