Student Life and Student Services

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation
Student Registration Form
Walk-in orientation takes place from Jan. 15 - Jan. 19, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...
Parents/Family Registration Form
There are no more sessions available for the Spring 2018 semester.
Transfer Student Welcome Day Registration Form
Designed for prospective and accepted students who have earned college credit at another college or university, the day will highlight college support services and resources. Parents and family are welcome to attend.

Students who are attending Hudson Valley Community College for the first time and matriculating into a degree or certificate program are required to participate in New Student Orientation. This includes new high school graduates and those who have not attended college after graduating from high school or obtaining a GED/HSE.

At New Student Orientation, students will:

  • receive a brief introduction to the college
  • get your college ID
  • tour the campus and visit the Marvin Library Learning Commons, Guenther Enrollment Services Center and the Siek Campus Center
  • learn about WIReD, the location for Web-based tools to complete and track course registration, financial aid, scheduling and bill payment
  • work with academic advisors to schedule first semester courses and discuss college goals

Students are invited to sign up for New Student Orientation after being accepted to the college and have taken the academic placement test or been waived from taking it. A variety of dates and times are offered, including a limited number of evening and weekend sessions. Since each session has a limited number of participants, students must pre-register when invited to do so.

Transfer students and new students in certain academic programs (Chemical Dependency Counseling certificate and degree, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Nursing, EMT-Paramedic certificate and Surgical Technology certificate and degree) are not required to attend. They will receive academic advisement and orientation within their academic department advisement office. Transfer students will be invited to an information session to learn more about the college.

Parents and families are invited to attend special information sessions specifically developed for them. These sessions provide helpful information for student supporters and family members. We ask that students attend New Student Orientation by themselves since the focus of the presentation is their academic success and plan.

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions about New Student Orientation to learn more.

Orientation Contact Information

If you have any questions or need to reschedule, call the Orientation phone line at (518) 629-7705 or email

For assistance with WIReD or general enrollment information, please contact the Registrar's Office at (518) 629-7700.

If you or any member of your family require reasonable accommodations or an interpreter for Orientation activities, please contact the college's Center for Access and Assistive Technology at (518) 629-7154 or TDD (518) 629-7596.

Hudson Valley does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, qualified special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, sexual orientation, and all other categories covered by law.