Frequently Asked Questions
The following are questions that are most commonly asked by new students and their families, as they prepare to register for Orientation. If you have further questions, please free to contact the Student Life and Leadership Development Office at 516-299-2800, e-mail Postfirstname.lastname@example.org or call our Orientation hotline at 516-299-3520.
What is the purpose of Freshman Orientation?
We have several goals for the Orientation Program. First, we want to introduce all new students and their families to the LIU Post community. Then, we would like to familiarize you with the Campus and what we’re all about. You’ll learn about academic requirements, policies and procedures, community standards and expectations, residence life and commuter student services, health and counseling services, financial aid procedures, personal safety, intramural and athletic programs, student organizations and student activities. As a new member of the LIU Post community, you’ll have time during Freshman Orientation to meet new classmates and returning students while getting to know educators inside and outside of the classroom setting.
What will I do at Freshman Orientation?
- Meet the Student Orientation Leaders and Coordinators
- Begin to get to know your new classmates
- Discover more about the Campus departments and services available during the academic year
- Meet distinguished members of the faculty
- Discover the diversity on our Campus
- Attend the club fair and learn about how to get involved
- Learn about expectations of you as a LIU Post student
- Explore many opportunities available to you
- Get educated on the expectations and explore the opportunities available to you
Do I have to stay overnight?
Yes. All students are required to stay overnight in our residence hall. You will be assigned a roommate, and this overnight session will give you the chance to interact with other students and have the experience of living on campus.
What should I bring?
- Fan – It will be summer and the residence halls will be hot please, remember to bring a fan so you may sleep comfortably.
- Comfortable Shoes – We will have many outside activities and there will be a lot of walking.
- Toiletries/Shower supplies/sunblock/medications or anything personal that will be needed for the one night stay on campus
- Bedding/sheets/pillow/sleeping bag – you should bring extra-long sheets for the beds.
- An alarm clock – all students will need to be up early, so bring your alarm so you can be awake and on time
- Clothing – you will be spending 1 night on campus, so bring enough clothes for the 2 days. If you get cold easily, be sure to bring a sweatshirt as the main building where all the sessions are held, tends to get cool with the air conditioning.
Students will only be staying over only one night, so we ask that only the necessities are brought to campus.
Which session should I attend?
New students (who have earned 0–24 college credits) can choose from one of three orientations held in late July-early August. Attending Orientation is required for all new freshman entering LIU Post. The fee for orientation will automatically appear on your student bill. You do not need to file separate paper work, but you should complete an Orientation Registration Form and indicate your first, second and third orientation choices. Some dates reach capacity more quickly than others. The sooner you return the form, the better the chance you have of getting your first choice. Whether you live close to campus or far away, it is a requirement for you to stay overnight and stay for the entire two days orientation program.
What is Parent and Family Orientation?
Parent and Family Orientation is a time for parents, guardians, aunts, uncles, siblings, and any other interested family members to learn more about LIU Post Campus and better understand the experiences their LIU Post student will soon encounter. It is not mandatory for family members to attend, however, it is recommended. The day’s activities will begin at 9 a.m. when the families and students check-in together. Later, the families will have the opportunity to hear presentations from faculty members about academic expectations and administrative staff to learn about campus services. You can also meet current students to gain a better understanding of the student experience at LIU Post. Students will be participating in the Freshman Orientation session simultaneously with Family Orientation. All meals for the day will be provided. The expected end time for the day is 4 p.m.
What accommodations are provided?
Whether you will be commuting or living on Campus, we require that all orientation attendees sleep overnight in one of our residence halls and stay for the entire weekend. It will give you a great opportunity to see how the residence halls are set-up and what it’s like to have a roommate. It will also give you the chance to have downtime with your fellow classmates before school starts.
Any family members who wish to stay overnight will be responsible for making reservations at an off-campus accommodation. For a list of local hotels click here.
How do I register for Freshman Orientation?
Please fill out the Orientation Registration Form. The fee of $150 will automatically appear on your student bill. Once you register online, you will receive 2 emails; the first email indicating your registration form has been accepted. The second email will indicate if you have been placed in the session you have requested. Later in the summer you will receive additional information about Orientation, including: what to pack, expectations, and other pertinent information.
What meals are provided?
LIU Post’s award-winning Dining Services Department will prepare all your meals during orientation. The cost for breakfast, lunch, dinner and stacks are included in the fee for orientation.
What is the cost for Orientation?
The fee for orientation is $150 for all freshman and transfer sessions.
How will I know which session I am attending?
A confirmation notice, including the date of your session and time you should arrive on campus will be sent to you via mail. We will make every effort to place you in your first choice; however, sessions are filled on a first come, first served basis. Please submit your registration form as quickly as possible. If you have concerns or questions, feel free to contact Student Life and Leadership Development at 516-299-2800 or our Orientation hotline at 516-299-3520.
How can I connect with other new freshman on campus before Orientation?
We have created a Facebook page for you to join to meet your fellow new students. Please follow this link to join our page.
What should I do when I arrive on campus?
When you arrive for orientation, follow "Orientation Registration" signs to officially check in between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. At check-in you will receive your orientation room assignment, and a complete packet of information. We’ll also have some refreshments waiting for you! We ask that you check in no later than 9:30 a.m., so that we may begin our program on time.