New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation provides incoming students with helpful information and resources to ensure their smooth transition to college. On-campus and online orientation options are offered prior to the start of the fall or spring semesters.

By participating in New Student Orientation, students will:

  • receive a brief introduction to the college
  • learn about academic and student support services; activities, clubs and organizations; and college athletics
  • be introduced to WIReD (the Web-based tool to complete and track course registration, financial aid, scheduling and bill payment), Blackboard (online learning platform) and other online resources for students
  • get a college ID; manage immunization records with College Health Services staff and take a guided tour of the campus (*on campus option only)

Who Needs to Participate in New Student Orientation

How to Participate in New Student Orientation

Academic Advisement and Course Selection

New Student Orientation Registration Form
Note: You will need your college-issued username and password to access this form. Complete the Username and Password Request Form if you need to request a new one.

Student Services Information Day Registration Form
Attend a special information session to help students, parents and families learn how to support their new college student.
Note: This is an optional information session that does not fulfill the requirement to attend New Student Orientation.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, call (518) 629-7705, visit FTZ 316 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.