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 2015 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 students in certain academic programs (for example, Nursing and Dental Hygiene) are not required to attend. They will receive academic advisement and orientation within their academic departments.
Parents and families are invited to attend special information sessions specifically developed for them. Sessions are offered during the spring, summer and fall to 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.
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.