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Orientation at SVA 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.  Check out the photos above from Fall 2016 Orientation Week.


The Spring 2017 Orientation schedule appears below.  Please continue to check this page for updates to events.  For questions about the Orientation schedule, please contact the Office of Student Affairs via email at [email protected], or by phone at 212 592 2214.

Spring 2017 Orientation: Dates and Events

Please continue to check this tab for updates to events. Spring 2017 Orientation will take place from Wednesday January 4, 2017 - Saturday January 7, 2017


Wednesday January 4

9am - 5pm

SVA IDs Issued

Required for entry into ALL SVA buildings.

205 East 23rd Street, Registrar's Office, First Floor


9am - 5pm

Residence Hall Check-In

See assignment email for date/time details.


10am - 6pm

Campus Store Open House

207 East 23rd Street, First Floor


3pm

Navigating Your Neighborhood

Resident students meet in front of the 23rd Street

Residence or 24th Street Residence halls.


8pm

Residence Hall Building Events

Residents should see posted flyers for details.



Thursday January 5

9am - 5pm

SVA IDs Issued

Required for entry into ALL SVA buildings.

205 East 23rd Street, Registrar's Office, First Floor


10am - 6pm

Campus Store Open House

207 East 23rd Street, First Floor


10am

Orientation Opening Program

Attendance is required.

209 East 23rd Street, Room 311, Amphitheater


11:30am

Financial Aid Workshop

For U.S. Citizens and permanent residents only.

209 East 23rd Street, Room 311, Amphitheater


12pm-1:30pm

Welcome Luncheon

Hosted by Student Affairs.

217 East 23rd Street, Student Center


1pm

Campus Tour

Led by Orientation Leaders (OLs).

Departs from 217 East 23rd Street, Student Center


2pm

Undergraduate Departmental Meetings

Attendance is required.

     Design and Advertising - Richard Wilde, Chair

     209 East 23rd Street, Room 311, Amphitheater


     Film - Reeves Lehmann, Chair

     209 East 23rd Street, Room 502


     Fine Arts - Suzanne Anker, Chair

     335 West 16th Street, First Floor

    

     Illustration and Cartooning - Thomas Woodruff, Chair

     310 East 22nd Street, Room 702G


     Photography and Video - Stephen Frailey, Chair

     214 East 21st Street, Room 612A


4pm

International Student Orientation

Mandatory for all F-1 and J-1 Visa students.

209 East 23rd Street, Room 311, Amphitheater


5pm - 6pm

Student Engagement and Leadership Open House

Learn about involvement opportunities on campus.

340 East 24th Street, 24th Street Residence, First Floor


7pm

Ice Cream Ice Breakers

Join us for a night of meet and greets, and frozen treats!

217 East 23rd Street, Student Center



Friday January 6

9am - 5pm

SVA IDs Issued

Required for entry into ALL SVA buildings.

205 East 23rd Street, Registrar's Office, First Floor


10am - 6pm

Campus Store Open House

207 East 23rd Street, First Floor


10am

Exchange Student Meeting

Mandatory for all J-1 exchange students.

217 East 23rd Street, Student Center


10am

Health and Wellness Program

Sponsored by Student Health and Counseling Services.

Health insurance information and wellness tips.

209 East 23rd Street, Room 311, Amphitheater


11am

Cultural Adjustment and Useful Tips for International Students

All students and their families welcome.

217 East 23rd Street, Student Center


12:30pm

SVA Library Tour

All students and their families welcome.

Departs from 209 East 23rd Street, Lobby


1:30pm

Safety in the City

Tips for safe living in NYC, sex, consent and sexual violence.

340 East 24th Street, 24th Street Residence, First Floor


8pm

Broadway Show: Aladdin the Musical

*Sign-up required (based on availability) - More information on sign-up coming soon

Departs at 6:30pm from 217 East 23rd Street, Student Center



Saturday January 7

2pm

Museum Tours (MOMA and Met Museums)

*Sign-up required - More information on sign-up coming soon

Departs from 217 East 23rd Street, Student Center


7pm

Movie Night

Join us and vote on which movie by a famous alumnus we will watch!

217 East 23rd Street, Student Center


Spring 2017 Orientation: Activities

Below are the Spring 2017 Orientation activities which will require sign-up.  Students will receive information at their SVA email account about how to sign up for available activities via EventBrite.  All activities are free and will be available on a first come, first served basis.  Please continue to check this tab for updated information.


Friday January 6

8pm

Broadway Show: Aladdin the Musical

*Sign-up required (based on availability) - More information on sign-up coming soon

Departs at 6:30pm from 217 East 23rd Street, Student Center


Saturday January 7

2pm

Museum Tours (MOMA and Met Museums)

*Sign-up required - More information on sign-up coming soon

Departs from 217 East 23rd Street, Student Center

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