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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 2015 Orientation week highlights and mandatory events.  The full Spring Orientation schedule for undergraduate students is located under "downloads" to the left of this page.   

Wednesday, January 7

10:00am - 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
Thursday, January 8

10:00am

Orientation Opening Program: Attendance required. 209 East 23 Street, Room 311, Amphitheater 

10:00am - 3:00pm

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

11:30am

Financial Aid Workshop: For U.S. Citizens & Permanent Residents Only. 209 East 23 Street, Room 311, Amphitheater  

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Welcome Luncheon: 217 East 23 Street, Student Center 

1:00pm

Campus Tour: Departing from 217 East 23 Street, Student Center 

2:00pm

Undergraduate Departmental Meetings: Check the full schedule under "downloads" to the left of this page for the location of your meeting

4:00pm

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

5:00pm

VASA Open House: 23 Lexington Avenue, Mezzanine

7:00pm

Karaoke Night: 217 East 23 Street, Student Center 

Friday, January 9

10:00am

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

10:00am

Health & Wellness Program: 23 Lexington Avenue, GW Residence, Solarioum 

11:00am

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

12:30pm

SVA Library Tour: Departing from 217 East 23 Street, Student Center 

2:00pm

*Museum Tours: Sign-up required

8:00pm 

*Broadway Show: Sign-up required

Saturday, January 10

8:00pm

Movie Night: 217 East 23 Street, Student Center 

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