College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York

The Verrazano School
Newly Accepted Current CSI
and Transfer Students

Congratulations!  As a newly accepted student to The Verrazano School at the College of Staten Island, please note the following important information.  

Verrazano Response Form

You must return the Verrazano Admission Response Form that was included in your Verrazano letter immediately and no later than June 21st. You can also download the Verrazano Current and Transfer Student Response Form.  By returning this form, you will secure your seat in this selective program.

Verrazano Orientation/Welcome Event

Save the date for the mandatory Verrazano Orientation that will take place on Thursday, August 29th  during club hours (2:30-4:30) in 5N-112.  This is a required orientation and welcome event for students who have been accepted to The Verrazano School as current CSI students or transfer students.  You will have the opportunity to meet the Verrazano Director and staff as well as current Verrazano students and learn more about the opportunities available through the program.  Please RSVP to the Verrazano office by June 21st at 718-982-4171 to confirm that you will be attending and be sure to add the event to your calendar. 

Verrazano Requirements

As a Verrazano student, you must fulfill certain requirements each year in order to remain in good standing.  You must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be a full-time student (complete at least 12 credits) each semester.  You will take at least three Verrazano-designated honors sections, attend Verrazano Extracurricular Learning Activity (VELA) events, participate in community service, prepare for your future career and/or graduate school through resume development and career workshops, and complete a capstone project in your major. 

Program requirements vary slightly by class year, and the guidebook for your Verrazano class year can be found here.

Please review the guidebook for your class year for the complete list of Verrazano requirements and let us know if you have any questions.

E-mail Communication

We send all e-mail communication from The Verrazano School to your CIX student e-mail account.  Other e-mail addresses will not be used.  It is your responsibility to check your CIX account regularly for updates from The Verrazano School and from CSI.  CIX is the official college e-mail address for all students.

Verrazano Information

The Verrazano website is updated with Verrazano-designated courses, VELA events, and other program events each semester, and you will also find a list of VELA events posted on the bulletin board outside the office in 5N-113 each semester.

We encourage you to visit The Verrazano Voyager - the blog for The Verrazano School - to read highlights about our students' involvement on and off campus.  In addition, we invite you to "like" the Verrazano Facebook page (The Verrazano School at the College of Staten Island).