LIU Brooklyn Viewbook


Located in Pratt 1st floor
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Freshmen Students

A college education is the best investment you can make in your future. Choosing the college or university that is right for you is an important part of your journey. Each year, millions of young people relocate from all over the world for the culture and opportunity of New York City. Over the past decade, Brooklyn in particular has become a hotbed of creativity and entrepreneurship.

With nearly 100 undergraduate degree programs, you will find a course of study that fits your interests, talents, and goals and learn from faculty and mentors that are experts in fields ranging from athletic training to urban studies, pharmacy, art therapy, journalism, and so much more.

The LIU difference goes far beyond the classroom. From a vibrant campus life including dozens of clubs and organizations and active Greek life, championship NCAA Division I Sharks athletics teams, one-of-a-kind student-run businesses, and your personal LIU Promise Coach that will be there to assist you from enrollment to graduation and every step of the way. 

Admitted Student

Finalizing your enrollment for the can be done in ten easy steps! For reference, the information listed below can also be found in your Admitted Student Packet. As always, please contact us if you have any questions.

1. Activate your My LIU account.
To set-up your account, please follow the steps in this Securing Your Seat Guide. If you need assistance, contact

2. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
All newly accepted students who wish to be considered for financial aid (Federal, State, LIU Institutional) must file a FAFSA. New York State Residents may also file the NYS TAP Grant Application.

3. Secure your seat by making a tuition deposit.
Pay online at My LIU and click “Make an E-Payment” on main landing page. You may also submit check or money order by mail with completed Intent to Enroll Form

4. On-Campus Housing Application and Room Selection
Planning to live on campus? All students who wish to live on campus must complete a Housing Application. Follow the instructions found in your MyLIU Student Center portal under the icon "University Housing." To be eligible to select a room, the following requirements must be met:

  • On-Campus Housing Application completed
  • Emergency contact information updated (updates can be made "Student Center" in MyLIU account)
  • $300 housing deposit submitted (via e-deposit at MYLIU or by visiting Enrollment Services on the third floor of the Metcalfe Building)
  • Be in good financial standings in compliance with the University Immunization Policy

5. Complete required health forms.
Please print and complete the required Immunization Forms. You may send the completed forms to LIU Promise, 1 University Plaza, Pratt 321, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

6. Submit final, official high school and college transcripts.
All incoming students must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent to register for classes and receive financial assistance. Students should arrange to have these documents sent to Office of Admissions as soon as possible, but no later than August 1.

7. Accept Scholarship and Financial Aid in your MyLIU Portal.
You may review your financial aid package anytime in My LIU > Student Center > Finances > Accept Awards.

8. Attend New Student Orientation.
Registration for New Student Orientation will become available after May 1.

9. Register for classes.
Most students will register for classes during Orientation, however you are welcome to RSVP for an upcoming Advisement & Registration Day. The list of dates will become available after May 1.

10. Submit Tuition Payment.
All students will be notified of their bill after May 1.

Student FAQ

The following are questions that are most commonly asked by new students and their families, as they prepare for Orientation. If you have further questions, please free to contact the Office of Campus Life at (718) 488-1042 or e-mail

What is the purpose of New Student Orientation?

Orientation is designed to introduce new students and their families to LIU Brooklyn and to the services that we offer.  You will learn about the campus and the varied departments, organizations and cultures that makes us live up to our motto: Urbi et Orbi,: The City, They World.  At Orientation we review our 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. Additionally you will get to meet several students who may be your classmates, and several Campus Life Leaders who are eagerly awaiting your arrival.  They are set to be your person for the first year, and beyond.  

What will I do at New Student Orientation?

  • Meet Campus Life Leaders
  • Meet Key Administrators
  • Begin to get to know your new classmates
  • Discover more about the Campus departments and services available during the academic year
  • Discover the diversity on our Campus
  • Meet the Student Government and other Student Organization Leaders & Learn How to become involved on campus
  • Learn about expectations of you as a LIU Brooklyn student
  • Explore many opportunities available to you
  • Experience a sample of how we use the City as our Campus

What should I bring if I am attending the Orientation Program?

  • If you have not yet handed in your immunization documentation, bring the documents that you need. Contact your health care provider for a listing of your immunization records.
  • An open mind

What is Parent and Family Orientation?

Parent and Family Orientation is a time for parents and families to learn more about LIU Brooklyn, and to better understand the experiences that their LIU Scholar will encounter.  It is not mandatory for family members to attend, however, it is recommended. Students will be participating in the New Student Orientation session simultaneously with Parent & Family Orientation. All meals for the day will be provided.

What if I am a family member who needs to stay overnight?

If you are checking your scholar into the Residence Hall and wish to stay overnight you will be responsible for making reservations at an off-campus accommodation.  For a list of local hotels please contact the Orientation Office at (718) 488-1042.

How do I RSVP for Orientation?

Reserve your place for Orientation by clicking on the following link:

What is the cost for Orientation?

The Orientation Fee is included in a student’s Tuition & Fees and is applied regardless if student attends the Orientation Program. However, a student will not need to bring any money with them to Orientation – all costs are covered by the fees.  

What time does Orientation start and where should I report to?

Orientation starts at 8:00a.m. and you can report to the courtyard for check-in.

If you have questions please email the Office of Campus Life at You may also call the office at (718) 488-1042.

Parent Family FAQ

Here at LIU Brooklyn, our priority is your student. We are here to support the students in their academic and extra-curricular careers at LIU. As a family member, we also want to help you support your student during his or her time here. We hope that this site helps you navigate some of the questions you might have about your student attending LIU Brooklyn. We are excited that your student is joining the LIU Brooklyn community and hope that you feel a part of the community as well. This is an exciting time for you and your student and we wish you all the best in this journey.

What are the admissions requirements?

For First-Year Students:

  • LIU Online or paper application
  • Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Official high school transcript; final high school transcript with proof of graduation is required after admission and before classes begin
  • SAT and/or ACT scores (optional for most programs, but they can help determine scholarships)
  • IELTS/TOEFL scores (international applicants)

For Transfer Students:

  • LIU Online or paper application
  • Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Official transcript(s) from all previously attended colleges or university; students with fewer than 24 college credits should send official final high school transcript with proof of graduation
  • IELTS/TOEFL scores (international applicants)
  • International applicants only: Foreign college/university transcripts must be evaluated and translated by an evaluation service

For links and more information click here.

What is Express Decision Week and when is it?

Incoming freshmen, transfer, and graduate students will receive and on-the-spot admission decision. Students can apply prior to Express Decision Week or apply in person. For more information click here.

Orientation and Registration

How does my student register for classes?

Students can register for classes by attending one of the University’s Advising and Registration Days. The full admissions calendar can be found here.

What is LIU Promise and how does my student sign up for a Promise Coach?

The LIU Promise is our commitment to ensuring you have the right tools, guidance and support to achieve your goals. When you apply to LIU, you will be assigned an LIU Promise Success Coach who will be there for you through graduation. Your coach will be the point of contact for everything you need—from academic and career counseling to campus activities to financial aid. It’s our promise to help you chart your success!

Living on Campus

My student is living on campus – is cable and internet included in their room?

Yes, cable and internet are provided for students in each residence hall room.

Who can I contact if my student is having problems with his or her roommate?

Students who are having questions or concerned in the Residence Halls are encouraged to speak with their Resident Assistant. Each floor in the Residence Hall has a Resident Assistant to help students with concerns and plan programs for the students to attend.

What should my student bring to move into the Residence Halls?

Suggested Items to Bring:

  • Extra-long twin sheets
  • Pillows and pillow cases
  • Mattress cover/Mattress foam pad
  • Toiletries such as soap, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Slippers and/or shower shoes
  • Small garbage can/Waste basket
  • Cat5 Ethernet cord
  • Wi-Fi router
  • Hangers
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Desk lamp
  • Alarm clock
  • Broom/Vacuum
  • Throw rugs
  • TV/DVD player
  • Umbrella
  • Laundry detergent/Laundry basket

Prohibited Items:

  • Extension cords
  • Halogen lighting equipment
  • Electric or gas-powered heaters
  • Hot plates, toasters, or any cooking appliances of any nature
  • Sandwich makers, toaster ovens
  • Candles, incense, smoking and/or drug paraphernalia of any kind
  • Flammable decorations such as Christmas lights etc.
  • Furniture, extra refrigerator or microwave
  • Illegal substances of any nature
  • Explosives, fireworks, weapons of any kind, smoke laden materials, and/or instruments 

Health and Wellness

What Immunizations does my student need?

Information on required immunizations can be found here.

Where do I get the Immunization forms and how do I submit them?

The form and instructions for submission can be found here.

Are students permitted to use the recreational facility free of charge?

Yes. Current students are granted admission to the Wellness, Recreation, and Athletic Center (WRAC) by providing their current LU ID.

Is there an on campus Counseling Center for students?

Yes. Current students are able to seek personal counseling if they are struggling with an issue. We encourage students to learn about these on-campus resources. More information can be found here.

What resources are available for students’ spiritual well-being?

The Office of Campus ministry offers programs and services for Christianity, Catholicism, and Judaism. The staff are responsible for nurturing the spiritual development of LIU students. They coordinate diverse opportunities for students to participate in faith-based initiatives, leadership development, collaborative programming, and community service projects. They facilitate interfaith dialogues and forums to discuss the nexus between faith and issues pertaining to public life.

Campus Ministry is committed to addressing the diverse faith-based needs of our student body and encourage students to reach out to Roland Robinson to inquire about a faith tradition having a presence on campus.

Other FAQ

How can I check my student’s grades?

In accordance with FERPA, students must grant parents and family members access to their grades. The student must complete a form with their Promise Coach to allow for this access.

How can my student find a job on campus?

Students should fill out a FAFSA form to see if they qualify for a work-study position. Students who qualify for work-study can be placed in a variety of offices around campus. Students who have completed Work-Study or were unable to obtain Work-Study from the Federal Work Study Program may apply for on-campus budget jobs working for a campus department and getting paid directly from that department's budget. At times, budget jobs may be difficult to get as most departments fill their support staff with Work-Study students. Students can also ask their professors if they have budget opportunities, or check Aramark (LIU Brooklyn’s food service), the pool and fitness center at Steinberg Wellness Center, Kumble Theater, the Library, and Admissions as these entities frequently have budget positions to fill.

What dining options are available on campus?

LIU Brooklyn has many options for dining while on campus including Blackbird Café, Luntey Commons, Subway, Red Mango, and Pete’s Coffee. Meal plans are available for residents and commuters. For more information click here.

Important Offices and Contact Information

Enrollment Services

Financial Aid

LIU Promise

Residence Life and Housing

Academic Departments

New Student Checklist

  • Accept admission to LIU Brooklyn!
  • Turn in Residence Hall form and select a room
  • Turn in students’ Immunization forms
  • Attend Advising & Registration Days to register for classes
  • Mark your calendar for Orientation and Welcome Week
  • Access the Academic Calendars to know drop/add dates, University recesses, midterms dates, finals dates, etc.

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