New Student Orientation
The College of Staten Island requires that all first-year incoming students attend a mandatory two-day New Student Orientation (NSO) program. The two-day NSO is a comprehensive program presented by multiple offices and departments on campus, and includes advisement and registration. The Office of New Student Orientation/CLUE and the Center for Advising and Academic Success are central to this process. The NSO will help you to become familiar with the CSI campus, our academic programs, and the many services that are available to you as a student. You will have the opportunity to meet other freshmen, faculty, staff, and upperclassmen Orientation Leaders as you are introduced to college life at CSI. At the end of two-day NSO, you will work with staff to select and register for your first semester classes.
On both days of the two-day NSO, please bring a photo ID (high school ID, driver’s license, passport, etc.). Be sure to dress appropriately as the two-day NSO requires walking outside between buildings. Also, bring an umbrella if the weather requires one.
A reminder that the entire two-day NSO is mandatory and attendance will be taken at each segment of the two-day orientation.
All students who do not attend the two-day NSO will not be able to enroll at the College for the upcoming semester and will have an Orientation STOP (hold) on their registration account. This STOP (“OA”) is normally removed at the two-day NSO once students meet with an advisor and register for classes. Students who do not attend the two-day NSO will continue to have a STOP on their account which prevents them from registering for classes. See FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions.
Students participating in an Immersion workshop are to register for a two-day NSO session when they sign up for the Immersion Program with the Office of Academic Support, Building 1L, Room 117.
Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations for the two-day NSO program must contact the Center for Student Accessibility at least one week in advance of their orientation date. Students can reach The Center for Student Accessibility at 718.982.2510.
Please visit our FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions for important information about your orientation.