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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. Pictures from Fall 2018 Orientation events can be viewed in the slide show above.


Spring 2019 Orientation

Information about the Spring 2019 Orientation schedule is available in the tabs below.  Please continue to check this page for updates to events.

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Affairs via email at [email protected], or by phone at 212 592 2214.

Spring 2019 Orientation: Dates and Events

Please continue to check this tab for updates to events. Spring 2019 Orientation will take place from Wednesday January 9, 2019 - Saturday January 12, 2019



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9

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


3pm

Navigating Your Neighborhood

Resident students meet in front of the 23rd Street Residence or 24th Street Residence halls.




THURSDAY, JANUARY 10

9am - 5pm

SVA IDs Issued

Required for entry into ALL SVA buildings.

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


10am

Orientation Opening Program

Attendance is required.

209 East 23rd Street, Room 311, Amphitheater


11:30am

Financial Aid Workshop

For US Citizens and permanent residents only.

209 East 23rd Street, Room 311, Amphitheater


12 – 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

Fine Arts: Suzanne Anker, Chair - 335 West 16th Street, First Floor

Illustration and Cartooning: Thomas Woodruff, Chair - 310 East 22nd Street, Room 702G

Photography & Video: Joseph Maida, 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


5 - 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 11

9am - 5pm

SVA IDs Issued

Required for entry into ALL SVA buildings.

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


10am

Exchange Student Meeting

Mandatory for all J-1 exchange students.

340 East 24th Street, 24th Street Residence, Student Affairs Concourse


11am

Health and Wellness Program

Sponsored by Student Health and Counseling Services.

Health insurance information and wellness tips.

340 East 24th Street, 24th Street Residence, Student Affairs Concourse


1pm

ISO Cultural Adjustment Program

Cultural adjustment, life in NYC and other useful tips for International students.

340 East 24th Street, 24th Street Residence, Student Affairs Concourse

 

2:30pm       

Safety in the City

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

340 East 24th Street, 24th Street Residence, Student Affairs Concourse


3:30pm

SVA Library Tour

All students and their families welcome.

Departs from 340 E. 24th Street, 24th Street Residence Lobby.


6:30pm

Broadway Show: Wicked the Musical

*Sign-up required (based on availability). See Activities tab below for more details.

Departs from 217 East 23rd Street, Student Center

Show begins at 8pm.




SATURDAY, JANUARY 12

2pm

Museum Tours (MOMA and Met Museums)

*Sign-up required. See Activities tab below for more details.

Departs from 217 East 23rd Street, Student Center



*Pre sign-up is required for events listed with an asterisk. Information about sign-ups will be emailed to students from the Student Engagement and Leadership office.



Spring 2019 Orientation: Activities

Below are the Spring 2019 Orientation activities which will require sign-up. Students will receive information at their SVA email account on Friday December 17, 2018 about how to sign up for available activities via EventBrite, including the necessary log-in information. All Orientation activities are free and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Activities are reserved for students participating in Spring 2019 Orientation only. For questions about activities, please email [email protected]

 

Friday January 11

6:30pm

Broadway Show: Wicked the Musical

*Sign-up required (based on availability)

Departs from 217 East 23rd Street, Student Center

Show begins at 8pm.

 

 

Saturday January 12

2pm

Museum Tours (MOMA and Met Museums)

*Sign-up required

Departs from 217 East 23rd Street, Student Center.

Proficiency Exam

For more information about The Writing Resource Center or the Proficiency Exam, please visit

writingresourcecenter.com

 

Please note the following times and dates for upcoming Proficiency Exams. First year students and new transfer students enrolled in HCD 1020-Writing and Literature I (formally HCD 1010) will take the Proficiency Exam in their classes during Exam Week.  

Date

Time

Location

Saturday JANUARY 12, 2019
**OPEN

9:00AM

ROOM 602/603C

141 W21ST STREET

January 14– January 21, 2019
*Exams will be given in class to those enrolled in HCD-1020 and HCI-1020

IN CLASS for HCD-1020

IN CLASS for HCD-1020 students only

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
**OPEN

9:00am

ROOM 602/603C

141 W21ST STREET

All students must present a valid SVA Photo ID, or they will be turned away. Only first year and new transfer students may present an alternate photo ID. Print dictionaries are permitted during the exam. Electronic devices, including spell checkers and translators, are prohibited.

If you have any further questions about the PE, please call 212.592-2576 or 2579.

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