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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 2017 Orientation events can be viewed in the slide show above.


Information about Spring 2018 Orientation is available in the accordions 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 2018 Orientation: Dates and Events

Please continue to check this tab for updates to events. Spring 2018 Orientation will take place from Wednesday January 3, 2018 - Saturday January 6, 2018



Wednesday January 3

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 4

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

207 East 23rd Street, Campus Store


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

Design and Advertising: Richard Wilde, Chair - 209 East 23rd Street, Room 311, Amphitheater

Film: Reeves Lehmann, Chair - 209 East 23rd Street, Room 500

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: Stephen Frailey, Chair – See SVA email for details, or contact Student Affairs.


Attendance is required.


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 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

207 East 23rd Street, Campus Store


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.

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


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, Student Affairs Concourse


6:30pm

Broadway Show: Aladdin 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 6

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 2018 Orientation: Activities

Information will be posted here about the Spring 2018 Orientation activities which will require sign-up. Students will receive information at their SVA email account on Friday December 15, 2017 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 2018 Orientation only. For questions about activities, please email [email protected]



Friday January 5

6:30pm

Broadway Show: Aladdin the Musical


Saturday January 6

2pm

Museum Tours (MOMA and Met Museums)

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