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The Verrazano School
 Program Events

Verrazano Welcome Back Pizza Party and Semester Kick-off (Free Food! Free t-shirt!)

Date: Thursday, August 28th
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Outside of Building 5N

You're invited to join us for free pizza and snacks outside of Building 5N (where the Verrazano office is located) this Thursday at 2:30 pm. We'll have tables set up, and feel free to bring along a blanket, frisbee, or musical instrument. We'll also be distributing Verrazano t-shirts to all of our students who haven't received one yet.

Verrazano Study Abroad Advising Hour

Date: Tuesday, September 2nd
Time: 2:30-3:30 pm (Club Hour)
Location: Building 5N - Room 113

Stop by the office between 2:30-3:30 to chat with a study abroad advisor from the Center for International Service about study abroad opportunities if you're interested in study abroad for the winter session!

Verrazano Orientation/Welcome Event for New Verrazano Students

Date: Thursday, September 4th  
Time: 2:30-4:30 pm (Club Hours)
Meeting Location: 5N-112

Congratulations current CSI students and transfer students who have been accepted to The Verrazano School Honors Program for Fall 2014! 

Save the date for the mandatory Verrazano Orientation/Welcome Event that will take place on Thursday, September 4th.  This event is open only to current CSI students and transfer students who have been accepted to The Verrazano School at CSI and accepted their seat in the Verrazano Classes of 2016, 2017, or 2018, and all new Verrazano students who are not first-semester freshmen are required to attend.  Orientation will begin at 2:30 pm and conclude by 4:30 pm.  Be sure to check in by 2:30. 

You'll meet the Verrazano Director, Verrazano staff, and current students.  You'll learn more about the program, meet other students, and enjoy some refreshments.

See you there!

Verrazano End-of-Semester Pizza Party

Date: Thursday, December 11th
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: 5N-113

Come celebrate the end of the semester and enjoy free pizza and snacks in the Verrazano office!

Finals Week Study Breaks!

Dates: Monday, December 15th-Friday, December 19th
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Location: 5N-113

Take a study break during finals week and grab some hot chocolate in the Verrazano office.

Verrazano Spring Semester Kick-off

Date: Thursday, January 29th
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: 5N-113

It's cold outside but warm in the Verrazano office!  Kick off the spring semester with free pizza!

Verrazano End-of-the-Year Celebration!

Date: Thursday, May 7th
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Outside of Building 5N (weather-permitting; rain location in 5N-112)

You've almost finished the academic year!  Come celebrate before you're swamped with papers and final exams.  We'll be hanging out outside of 5N with free pizza and snacks.  Come enjoy!


Important Information about the Project U.S.E. component:

Project U.S.E. leaders will facilitate the teambuilding activities as part of the Verrazano Freshman Orientation on June 30th. When you read the waiver from Project U.S.E. it may sound like we’ll be going to the site in New Jersey and participating in some of the more complex activities. However, this is not the case. The Verrazano New Student Orientation will not include hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, rappelling, high challenge courses, map and compass land navigation, canoeing, basic outdoor living skills, or basic survival skills. Our event will be held on the CSI campus and will include teambuilding, group games and low challenge course exercises.

You must sign and return the two waiver forms (one from Project U.S.E. and one from CSI) in order to participate in the Verrazano Freshman Orientation. If you are over the age of 18, the forms require only your signature. If you are under the age of 18 you will need the signature of a parent or guardian on each form. The CSI Release Form must be notarized when it is signed, and there is a Notary available at most banks.

The two waiver forms must be returned to the Verrazano office no later than May 1st.

CSI Photo IDs

Please come to campus before June 25th to have your photo taken for your CSI ID card.  After you have submitted the required documents to The Verrazano School, your name will be on a list at the Parking Services Office (Building 3A-Room 106), and you will need to bring a photo ID and inform the staff member that you are an incoming Verrazano Honors student.  

IDs will be distributed on June 30th at the Verrazano Freshman Orientation to all students who had their photos taken before June 25th.  If you do not come to have your photo taken by June 25th you will not receive your CSI ID at the Verrazano Freshman Orientation.

Please visit the Parking Services Website for detailed information about the summer office hours.


If you will be arriving by public transportation, the College Loop Bus, which runs from the main gate, will take you to the stop closest to the Center for the Arts. If you will be driving, you must stop at the front gate and pick up a parking pass for the day. You can write Verrazano Freshman Orientation on the form where it asks for your location. If you will be dropped off, use the driveway in front of the Center for the Arts (Building 1P). You will be inside and outside over the course of the day, so please dress comfortably.

Recap of Important Details

What: Verrazano Freshman Orientation
When: Thursday, June 30th from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Where: Check-in in 1P (Center for the Arts)
What to bring: Photo ID, pen/pencil, water bottle for outdoor activities (optional)
What to wear: Something comfortable – you’ll be participating in activities indoors and outdoors

Required forms for Verrazano Orientation: