Student Life and Student Services
Spring 2015 New Student Orientation
Join your classmates on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015!

January Jump-in 2014 OrientationWho should attend?

  • New full- and part-time students
  • Transfer students
  • Family members and friends of new/transfer students


  • Attend presentations designed for you and your guests
  • Explore the campus
    • Take a tour
    • Get your student ID and books
    • Find your classrooms
    • Learn about clubs and activities
  • Talk with student support staff
  • Meet classmates in a fun atmosphere
  • Enter win a Lenovo IdeaTab tablet

When and Where?

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Program begins at 9 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 in the Siek Campus Center

Online registration has closed.
Walk-in registration is available Saturday, Jan. 17 at 8:30 a.m. in the Siek Campus Center.

For more information, please contact the Student Activities Office at (518) 629-7348.

Event Program

8:30 – 9 a.m.

Siek Campus Center lobby
Pick up your registration packet and Student Handbook. Go to the bookstore or student activity tables. Light refreshments will be served.

9 - 9:10 a.m. Welcome
Maureen Stapleton Theatre

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Welcome Session for New Students
What’s Expected of Me as a Hudson Valley Community College Student?
Discover the ways Hudson Valley’s faculty and staff can help you succeed. Learn about the academic workload expected of a new student, the support services available, and your responsibilities as a member of the Hudson Valley community – in and out of the classroom. Stick around for a Lenovo IdeaTab tablet prize drawing at the end of the session!

Welcome Session for Guests of Students
What Can I Do to Help My Student Succeed?
(Session offered in English or Spanish)
College is hard work – for students and their families. Hear about the academic workload of a new student and the college's support services. Learn how you can help your student achieve his or her academic goals.

10:30 - 11:10 a.m.
11:20 a.m. - noon

Additional Information Sessions
Student Life
Hear from current students about fun ways to enhance your college experience through Student Senate, club activities, service learning opportunities and intramural or intercollegiate athletics.

Online, Hybrid and Web-enhanced Courses: What You Need to Know
Learn about the different online learning environments available at the college.

Veteran Services
Discover the various education benefits offered to veterans and family members of veterans. Also learn about college support services available to veterans.

10:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Campus Tours
Offered continuously, guided tours will give you a quick overview of the campus and a chance to get acquainted with the college's buildings and services. Campus tours begin in the Siek Campus Center lobby.

All service offices listed below will be open from 9 a.m. to noon, except for the Bookstore (see time listed below). All buildings will remain open until 1 p.m.

Admissions – Room 223, Guenther Enrollment Services Center
Bookstore – First Floor, Siek Campus Center (8 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Cashier – Room 125, Guenther Enrollment Services Center
Center for Access and Assistive Technology – Room 130, Siek Campus Center
Clubs and Organizations – First Floor, Siek Campus Center
Community Education – Room 252, Guenther Enrollment Services Center
Continuing Education – Room 231, Guenther Enrollment Services Center
Faculty Student Association – Second Floor, Siek Campus Center
Financial Aid – Room 110, Guenther Enrollment Services Center
Health Services –First Floor, Siek Campus Center
Photo ID Cards – Computer Café, Siek Campus Center
Public Safety – Room 170, Siek Campus Center
Registrar – Room 136, Guenther Enrollment Services Center

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.