Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of New Student Orientation?
There are several goals of the New Student Orientation Program:

  • Welcome students and families to the Long Island University community.
  • Familiarize students with the campus, faculty, and staff, and resources available to them.
  • Educate new students on academic requirements, community expectations, involvement opportunities, financial aid, campus safety, and residential life.
  • Encourage you to become comfortable starting at Long Island University and meet new classmates and peers.

What will I do at New Student Orientation?

  • Meet your Orientation Leaders and Success Coach.
  • Become acquainted with the campus and your new classmates.
  • Discover more about the departments and services available during your academic career.
  • Meet and network with distinguished members of the faculty.
  • Participate in campus life events and activities.
  • Participate in educational sessions.
  • Meet student organizations, fraternities and sororities, and athletic teams.
  • Get all your questions answered!

Do I stay overnight during New Student Orientation?
First-year resident students will reside in their assigned residence hall during First-Year Student Orientation. First-year commuter students do not stay overnight. Transfer Student Orientation and Graduate Student Orientation are one-day programs.

I will be a resident student. When can I move-in?
Move-in for new first-year students is on Friday, August 30, 2024, to ensure everything is set for First-Year Student Orientation. Move-in for new transfer and graduate students is on Tuesday, September 3, 2024.

Is International Student Orientation separate from New Student Orientation?
Yes! International Student Orientation is a separate event that is strongly encouraged for new first-year, transfer, and graduate international students. International Student Orientation covers immigration rules and benefits, health and medical insurance issues, and other important resources for international students. International Student Orientation is Thursday, August 29, 2024. International students must also register for either First-Year, or Transfer and Graduate Student Orientation. Visit our International Student Orientation website to register. 

What is Parent & Family Orientation?
Parent & Family Orientation is a time for parents and families to learn more about Long Island University and better understand the experiences their student will soon encounter. Parent & Family Orientation is strongly encouraged. Students will be participating in the New Student Orientation session simultaneously with Parent & Family Orientation. A maximum of two guests per student may attend. Visit our Parent & Family Orientation website to register. 

What if I am a family member who needs to stay overnight?
Any family members who wish to stay overnight will be responsible for making reservations at an off-campus accommodation.

How do I register for Orientation?
You will need complete the New Student Orientation Registration Form using your MyLIU account credentials. Once you complete the form and select your New Student Orientation session, you will receive an email confirmation. It is really that simple!

What meals are provided?
All meals will be provided during New Student Orientation.

What does Orientation cost?
A New Student Orientation fee is automatically applied to each student's account upon class registration, regardless of registration for or participation in New Student Orientation. This fee is non-refundable. The fee for First-Year Student Orientation is $275.00; the fee for Transfer Student Orientation and Graduate Student Orientation is $75.00; and, the fee for Winter Orientation, regardless of first-year, transfer, or graduate student status, is $75.00. Students will be provided with all meals and LIU swag while at New Student Orientation.

What is the campus address?
For students attending the Brooklyn Campus, the address is 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Enter through the Flatbush Avenue entrance.

For students attending the Post Campus, the address is 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, NY 11548. Enter through the East Gate.

What do I need to bring with me to New Student Orientation?
Other than yourself? A notebook, pen/pencil, cell phone, and Shark Spirit!

What do I wear to New Student Orientation?
Comfortable, casual clothes and sneakers!

Can I pick up my textbooks at New Student Orientation?
Yes! Students can order textbooks at the University Bookstore through their MyLIU account in the Manage Classes tile. Select the upcoming semester and click the link to View Books at LIU Bookstore!

Where can I find the LIU Promise social media to stay up to date on orientation fun and more?
Follow LIU Promise on Instagram! @LIUStudentLife

Brooklyn Campus
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Post Campus
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY 11548

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