What is Orientation?
Orientation is a time when the University community comes together
to embrace and provide academic programs for all new students,
whether they are freshman, transfer, international, resident or
commuter students. It is important because it allows you to
become more comfortable with the campus, including classroom
buildings, student services and parking. By attending
Orientation, you have your first opportunity to beat the lines and
establish relationships with the academic deans, registrar and
financial aid office. Most important, you have a chance to
meet follow incoming students and current student leaders, allowing
you to create crucial friendships that last a lifetime.
As an International student at St. John's University, you will
find the orientation program very useful in preparing you for life
in your new environment. Your orientation includes: English
as a Second Language (ESL) testing (if your letter of acceptance
indicated that you must take it), special international student
programs with the Director of International Student and Scholar
Services and an orientation program with American students.
We hope to make your adjustment to life in the United States and
St. John's a smooth one! You will receive advice on academic
skills, cultural differences, U.S. Immigration requirements and
campus survival skills.
Read on for more exciting information about Orientation. Also
download the link here or from the image beside to our special
"International Students Orientation Guide," which provides
extra details you'll need to get the most from
You must select/confirm your orientation session based on the
college in which you are enrolled. To learn how to register for
your orientation session check the
"Confirming Your Date" page.
Your Orientation Session
How to Register for
You must attend Orientation on the date that you are assigned, and
you must reserve your space! After we receive your confirmation
(via email or confirming online), we will send you a confirmation
email that guarantees your space. Here is how to confirm your
If you have Internet access, you may confirm your orientation
online. Simply log on to our Web site (www.stjohns.edu) and click on the “Login SJUSIS" tab
in the lower left corner. On the next screen, click login in the
top right corner. You may also go to www.stjohns.edu/orientation and click the
link to register.
The next page will ask you to enter your “User ID” and “pin”
number. Your “User ID” is your personal X number (i.e., X12345678)
as assigned in your acceptance letter, or your Social Security
number without the dashes (i.e., 123456789 for 123-45-6789). Your
PIN number is your birth date in month/date/year format (for August
30, 1985, enter 083085). After entering your “User ID” and your pin
number, click “Login.”
At the next screen, choose the “Student Services and Financial
Aid” menu. Next, choose the “New Student Orientation” menu. If you
have been pre-assigned, click “Review/Confirm Orientation.” Follow
the instructions on the page.
Confirmation Option Two
E-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have completed this process online, give yourself a round
of applause: You have taken another important step in your college
career and confirmed for Orientation. See you then! If you have any
questions, you can always give us a call at (718) 990-5353.