College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  
NSO Staff
New Student Orientation/CLUE
Michael Maslankowski, Interim Director
Division of Student Affairs

Location: North Administration Bldg (2A), Room 208
Phone: (718) 982.2529
          (718) 982.2596
Email

New Student Orientation
  A Brief Overview of New Student Orientation

The College of Staten Island requires all first-year incoming students to attend SPLASH: CSI’s New Student Orientation, a mandatory comprehensive two-day program, presented by multiple offices and departments on campus. SPLASH is an opportunity for students to become engaged with the college community and consists of orientation, advisement, and registration.

SPLASH is designed to help students to become familiar with the CSI campus, CSI’s academic programs, and what is expected of students at CSI, and provide students with information regarding the many services and resources available to them. SPLASH is also an opportunity for students to meet other incoming students, faculty, staff, and upperclassmen Orientation Leaders as students are introduced to college life at CSI. Students will also work with the staff from the Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS) to select and register for their first semester of classes. The overall goal of SPLASH is to provide students with a sense of belonging and connection to the campus community, help students navigate their initial advisement and registration process, develop partnerships and effective communication skills, and ease students’ transition to CSI.

At SPLASH, students will formally be welcomed into CSI by CSI’s Administration, engage in teambuilding activities among other incoming students, and have the opportunity to learn more about co-curricular options and involvement on campus through the Office of Student Life. Students will also be provided with more information about CSI policies and procedures. In addition, students will also have the option to learn about different degree requirements of a particular major, and better understand the general education degree requirements at CSI, as well as what is expected of students academically at CSI. During SPLASH, students will also be introduced to campus resources such as the Counseling Center, the Career and Scholarship Center, the Center for International Service, the Registrar, the Financial Aid Office, the Office of Parking and DolphinCard Services, the Center for Student Accessibility, and the Office of Academic Support, and ask questions of representatives from these various campus offices. Additionally, students will set-up their  electronic accounts with the Office of Information Technology, participate in a diversity and civility workshops, be provided a tour of our Library facilities, and culminate the program with registration for their first semester of classes, and receive their CSI Dolphin ID Card. On both days of SPLASH, students are also provided with a free lunch.

Orientation Leaders

Fall 2014 SPLASH Sessions:

June 7 and June 8
Saturday and Sunday – The Sports and Recreation Center (1R)

June 11 and June 12
Wednesday and Thursday – The Sports and Recreation Center (1R)

July 1 and July 2
Tuesday and Wednesday– The Center for the Arts (1P)
*This session is restricted to just students participating in the summer Immersion Program only

July 9 and July 10
Wednesday and Thursday – The Center for the Arts (1P)

July 16 and July 17
Wednesday and Thursday – The Center for the Arts (1P)
*This session is restricted to just students participating in the summer Immersion Program only

July 30 and July 31
Wednesday and Thursday – The Center for the Arts (1P)

August 6 and August 7
Wednesday and Thursday – The Center for the Arts (1P)

August 14 and August 15
Thursday and Friday – The Center for the Arts (1P)

August 21 and August 22
Thursday and Friday – The Center for the Arts (1P)

Students must register to attend SPLASH. Both days of the program are fully mandatory. Students are given on an appointment on an availability basis only, and are strongly encouraged to attend early. All incoming students must attend SPLASH in order to enroll at CSI, and must complete a session by August 21 and August 22 to successfully enroll for the Fall 2014 semester.

Spring 2015 SPLASH Sessions:

Check back soon for more information.