Orientation

As an incoming student, you are strongly encouraged to begin your academic career by attending the New Student Orientation. Attending Orientation is your best way to acclimate to life here at Brooklyn College; we will provide you with opportunities to meet the academic leadership of the college, network with current upper level students, experience the rich campus life of the college, and learn about the various services offered by the Division of Student Affairs and other administrative offices.

Some other activities that take place at Orientation include:

  • opportunities to meet with current student government leaders,
  • introductions to our cocurricular programming and multicultural opportunities,
  • discussions with current students about various involvement opportunities on campus, and
  • workshops that focus on key concepts for your college success.

Fall 2014 New Student Orientations

  • Monday, Aug. 18 — Undergraduate Students (Incoming Freshmen)*
    • 11 a.m.
    • Brooklyn College Student Center
  • Tuesday, Aug. 19 — Undergraduate Students (Incoming Freshmen)*
    • 11 a.m.
    • Brooklyn College Student Center
  • Wednesday, Aug. 20 — Undergraduate Students (Incoming Freshmen)*
    • 11 a.m.
    • Brooklyn College Student Center
  • Thursday, Aug. 21 — Undergraduate Students (Transfer)
    • 11 a.m.
    • Brooklyn College Student Center
  • Thursday, Aug. 21 — Graduate
    • 5 p.m.
    • Brooklyn College Student Center  

* Freshmen need to choose only one of the above days (Aug. 18 – 20) to attend.

To RSVP, please go to Brooklyn College WebCentral and click on the Welcome tab to sign up. If you are unable to register for orientation, e-mail us

Parent/Family Orientation

Parent/Family Orientation provides a glimpse into the types of experiences that your student will have at Brooklyn College. At Parent/Family Orientation, you will get an opportunity to attend a workshop featuring student resources on campus, including the Center for Academic Advisement and Student Success, Public Safety and the Division of Student Affairs. You will also have a chance to talk to current students and other parents about ways to support your student to be successful at Brooklyn College.

To  RSVP, e-mail us. Please include your first and last name and the session you will be attending.

  • Monday, Aug. 18 — Undergraduate Students (Incoming Freshmen)*
    • 11 a.m.
    • Brooklyn College Student Center
  • Tuesday, Aug. 19 — Undergraduate Students (Incoming Freshmen)*
    • 11 a.m.
    • Brooklyn College Student Center
  • Wednesday, Aug. 20 — Undergraduate Students (Incoming Freshmen)*
    • 11 a.m.
    • Brooklyn College Student Center

New Student Publications

Below are a few helpful links that will guide you through your college experience as a member of the Brooklyn College community:

BC Guidepost

A handy guide with contact information to some of the most frequently visited offices on campus. There are both undergraduate and graduate versions.

Experiential Curriculum

Provides you with important steps you should take each year toward becoming a successful student. An Experiential Curriculum is available for undergraduate and graduate students.

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook provides you with everything you need to know to navigate the next few years. It incorporates information on both academic and cocurricular life and is small enough to carry around as a reference book. For a hard copy or CD version of the handbook, visit the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, 2113 Boylan Hall.

The Bulletin and Course Schedule

The Undergraduate and the Graduate Bulletins and the Course Schedule provide you with course descriptions and registration information. You are responsible for knowing and complying with the regulations and procedures stated in these documents.

Academic Issues

Having problems with classes, registration, professors or other students? Any sort of frustration or confusion you may face on campus can be addressed through the Office of Student Assistance and Referral (SAR). Located in 2153 Boylan Hall, the members of SAR will provide guidance and help just when you need it. Contact them at 718.951.5352 or via e-mail.

Housing

Looking for housing? Apply now to live at the Residence Hall.

Orientation Photos

Click for more photos. Thank you to all the members of the division who contributed to this event, and to the campus community for its collaboration and workshops during orientation.

More Information

2153 Boylan Hall
P: 718.951.5352
E: orientation@brooklyn.cuny.edu  

Monday – Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.