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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 Spring 2014 Orientation week highlights and madatory events.  Click on "downloads" to view the full Orientation schedule. 

Wednesday, January 8

9:00am - 5:00pm

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

10:00am - 4:00pm

Residence Hall Check-In

3:00pm

Neighborhood Tours: Residents meet in front of their residence hall

8:00pm

Residence Hall Building Meeting: Resident students attend programs in their residence hall

Thursday, January 9

9:00am - 5:00pm

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

10:00am

Orientation Opening Program: Mandatory for all incoming students.  209 East 23 Street. Room 311, Amphitheater 

11:30am

Financial Aid Workshop: For US citizens & permanent residents only.  209 East 23 Street, Room 311, Amphitheater 

11:30am

Campus Tour: Departing from 209 East 23 Street, Lobby

12:30pm

New Student Luncheon: 217 East 23 Street. Student Center 

2:00pm

Undergraduate Departmental Meetings: check the full schedule for exact location 

4:00pm - 5:00pm

International Student Orientation: Mandatory for all F-1 & J-1 students.  209 East 23 Street, Room 311, Amphitheater 

5:00pm - 6:30pm

VASA Open House: Hosted by the Visual Arts Student Association.  23 Lexington Avenue, Mezzanine 

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Karaoke Night: Hosted by Orientation Leaders.  217 East 23 Street, Student Center 

Friday, January 10

9:00am - 5:00pm

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

10:00am - 11:00am

Exchange Student Meeting: Mandatory for all J-1 exchange students.  217 East 23 Street, Student Center 

10:30am

Library Tour: Departing from 209 East 23 Street, Lobby

11:00am

Campus Tour: Departing from 209 East 23 Street, Lobby

11:00am - 12:30pm

Cultural Adjustment & Useful Tips for International Students: For International students only.  217 East 23 Street, Student Center

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Pieces of the Puzzle: Hosted by REACH.  217 East 23 Street, Student Center

1:30pm

*Trip to New York Aquarium: *Sign-up required.  Departing from 217 East 23 Street, Student Center 

2:30pm *Museum Tours: *Sign-up required.  Trips to the MoMA or Whitney Museum.  Departing from 217 East 23 Street, Student Center 
7:00pm *Movie Night: Sign-up required.  Get your free movie pass at the VASA Open House.  Departing from 209 East 23 Street, Lobby 
Saturday, January 11

11:00am

*Trip to Ripley's Believe it or Not!: *Sign-up required.  Departing from 217 East 23 Street, Student Center 

1:30pm

*Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center: *Sign-up required.  Departing from 217 East 23 Street, Student Center 

4:30pm

*Trip to Animazing Gallery: *Sign-up required.  Departing from 217 East 23 Street, Student Center

9:00pm

 Movie Night: Hosted by VASA.  217 East 23 Street, Student Center 

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