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Orientation Week offers students the opportunity to meet faculty, staff and other students before classes begin. It also helps acclimate new students to the SVA campus, community and NYC. 

Please see below for Fall 2014 Orientation week highlights and madatory events.  The full Fall Orientation schedules for undergraduate and graduate students are located under "downloads" to the left of this page.   

Saturday, August 23

9:00am - 4:00pm

Residence Hall Check-in 

10:00am - 3:00pm

SVA IDs Issued: Required for entry into all SVA buildings. 205 East 23 Street, Registrar's Office

8:00pm

Residence Hall Building Programs: Resident students attend programs in their residence hall
Sunday, August 24

9:00am - 4:00pm

Residence Hall Check-in

10:00am - 3:00pm

SVA IDs Issued: Required for entry into all SVA buildings. 205 East 23 Street, Registrar's Office 

11:30am - 2:00pm

Welcome Luncheon: All students and their families welcome. 135 West 18 Street, The Altman Building  

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Presidential Parents Welcome: For parents only. 333 West 23 Street, SVA Theatre 

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Residence Hall Building Programs: Resident Students attend programs in their residence hall

Monday, August 25

9:00am - 5:00pm

SVA IDs Issued: Required for entry into ALL SVA buildings. 205 East 23 Street, Registrar's Office 

9:30am

Orientation Opening Program (Transfer students): Attendance is required. 333 West 23 Street, SVA Theatre

10:30am

Orientation Opening Program (First-time freshmen): Attendance is required. 333 West 23 Street, SVA Theatre 

3:00pm

International Student Orientation: Mandatory for all F-1 undergraduate students. 333 West 23 Street, SVA Theatre

3:00pm & 6:00pm

Proficiency Exam: ONLY for honors program & transfer students NOT enrolled in HCD 1020. 133/141 West 21 Street, Room 602/603C

Tuesday, August 26

9:00am - 5pm

SVA IDs Issued: Required for entry into all SVA buildings. 205 East 23 Street, Registrar's Office  

9:00am, 12:00pm & 3:00pm

Proficiency Exam: ONLY for honors program and transer students NOT enrolled in HCD 1020. 133/141 West 21 Street, Room 602/603C

10:00am & 11:30am

Undergraduate Departmental Meetings: Attendance is required. Check full schedule for times and locations

Wednesday, August 27

9:00am - 5pm

SVA IDs Issued: Required for entry into all SVA buildings. 205 East 23 Street, Registrar's Office  

10:00am - 11:30am

Financial Aid Workshop: For Federal Aid Recipients. Last names A-E. 209 East 23 Street, Room 311, Amphitheater 

10:00am

Exchange Student Meeting: Mandatory for all J-1 undergraduate exchange students. 136 West 21 Street, Room 418F

11:30am - 1:00pm 

Writing Program Workshop: Bring a poem, story, essay or idea that you are working on, and Writing Program instructors will help to shape or revise your great idea. Sponsored by Humanities & Sciences. 209 East 23 Street, Room 302

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Honors Program Welcome Lunch: First-year honors program students only. 133/141 West 21 Street, Room 602C

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Financial Aid Workshop: For Federal Aid Recipients. Last names F-L. 209 East 23 Street, Room 311, Amphitheater

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Safety in the City: Tips for safe living in NYC and all you should know about about sex, consent & sexual violence. 217 East 23 Street, Student Center  

Thursday, August 28

9:00am - 5pm

SVA IDs Issued: Required for entry into all SVA buildings. 205 East 23 Street, Registrar's Office  

10:00am - 11:30am

Financial Aid Workshop: For Federal Aid Recipients. Last names M-R. 209 East 23 Street, Room 311, Amphitheater

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Financial Aid Workshop: For Federal Aid Recipients. Last names S-Z. 209 East 23 Street, Room 311, Amphitheater

3:00pm - 4:30pm

International Student Orientation (Graduate Students): Mandatory for all F-1 grad students. 333 West 23 Street, SVA Theatre 

5:00pm

Graduate Student Welcome Program: Attendance required. 333 West 23 Street, SVA Theatre

6:00pm

Graduate Student Reception: 601 West 26 Street, SVA Chelsea Gallery

Friday, August 29

10:00am

Health Insurance Information (Domestic students): 209 East 23 Street, Room 311, Amphitheater  

11:00am

Health Insurance Information (International): 209 East 23 Street, Room 311, Amphitheater

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