New Student Orientation

Your Journey begins here! Welcome to Westchester Community College. We’re excited to have you join our diverse, academically challenging, and student centered campus community. With that being said, we understand the transition may be new and partially difficult and so that is why were offer New Student Orientation.

Orientation is a single day experience where a returning student will serve as your host and guide.  With a small group of your peers, you will be taken around campus as you interact with one another and participate in a variety of fun and informative workshops with College faculty, staff and administration.  You will hear about College traditions, opportunities to be involved in our community, and learn what the academic experience is like for you as a student.  It is an exciting, energizing and FUN day!



Orientation FAQs

When is new student Orientation offered?
Please click here to access the reservation page and see the available dates of the Orientation program.

How do I sign up to attend?
Please click here to access the reservation page.  
Please keep in mind space is limited each session of Orientation.
Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

How long is New Student Orientation?
The Orientation program runs from 8:30am – 4:00pm.  
Students need to stay the whole day, so please make arrangements in advance.

Can I bring my parents or children?
If a member of your family wishes to attend  Orientation, there is a separate Parent/Guardian Orientation.
Parent/Guardian Orientation is held on the same days and times as the student orientation, but it is a separate and unique program.
The presentations are geared for adults who want to learn more about the College and ways in which they can support their student.
Children are discouraged from attending.

What should I wear?
Students are encouraged to wear comfortable and appropriate clothing with comfortable closed-toed shoes.

What sort of activities will I participate in?
New students will participate in a variety of fun and informative activities and interactive workshops.

How do I get to Valhalla Campus?
Directions can be found here

Who do I call for more information?
Contact the Office of Student Involvement 914-606-6731 or at