Frequently Asked Questions

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 contact LIU Promise at 516-299-3737 or e-mail post-orientation@liu.edu.  

What is the purpose of New Student Orientation?

There are several goals for the Orientation Program.

  • Welcome students and families to the LIU Post community.
  • Familiarize students with the campus, faculty, and staff, and resources available to all 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 LIU Post and meet new classmates and peers.
What will I do at New Student Orientation?
  • Meet your Orientation Leaders, LIU Promise Staff, and your LIU Promise 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.
  • Obtain your Student ID.
  • Meet student organizations, athletics, and Greek Life.
  • Get all your questions answered!
Do I stay overnight during Orientation?

First-year resident students will reside in their assigned residence hall during Orientation. First-year commuter students do not stay overnight. Transfer and graduate Orientation is a one-day program.

What is Parent and Family Orientation?

Parent and Family Orientation is a time for parents and families to learn more about LIU Post Campus and better understand the experiences their LIU Post student will soon encounter. Parent and Family Orientation is strongly encouraged. Students will be participating in the New Student Orientation session simultaneously with Parent & Family Orientation. All meals for the day will be provided. Only two guests per students.

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 to sign in and complete the Orientation Registration Form using your My LIU account. Once you complete the form and select your Orientation session, you will receive an email confirmation. It is really that simple!

What meals are provided?

All meals will be provided during Orientation.

What does Orientation cost?

Students will be provided with all meals, LIU swag, and their Student ID while at New Student Orientation. Once a student registers for the program, the Orientation fee will be added to their account within five (5) business days. The fee for First-Year Orientation and International Orientation is $275.00 and the fee for Transfer and Graduate Orientation is $75.00. These fees are not refundable after July 15, 2022.