• Virtual New Student Orientation

    Whether you're a first-time freshman, transfer or international student, you'll be looking for guidance during this exciting change. We’re here to help support you through your first year at LaGuardia and connect you with opportunities and resources for a smart start to your academic career.

  • What to expect during virtual Orientation:

    1. Complete the Orientation module available in VIP for a brief overview of LaGuardia’s support services.
    2. Read a welcome letter from the Interim VP for Student Affairs, Dr. Bart Grachan.
    3. Watch our helpful videos below about paying for college, technical support and tips for academic success.
    4. Check out all the distance learning support available to help you throughout the fall semester and beyond.

  • Welcome from Dr. James Salnave

    Assistant Dean for Student Engagement/Dean of Students Dr. James Salnave welcomes you to LaGuardia!

    Dare to Do More

    At LaGuardia, you can challenge expectations, shatter misperceptions and write your own future.

    Student Financial Services

    Learn helpful tips about financial aid such as available resources, processes, and guidelines, and find out more about paying for college.

    Student Technology Resources

    LaGuardia offers a variety of programs and resources to enhance your technology skills. In this presentation, explore the available technical applications, training and leadership opportunities.

    Introduction to First-Year Experience

    Discover the benefits of the First-Year Seminar, get introduced to e-Portfolio and learn about habits for a successful college experience as well as advising tools and more.

    Former LaGuardians’ Experiences

    Starting college isn’t always easy, but you are not alone! Hear the experiences of former LaGuardia students and learn their tips for adjusting to college life.

  • Live Chats

    Do you have questions about student support and activities on campus? We invite you to participate in a series of live chats with LaGuardia staff.
    If you have specific questions regarding financial aid, be sure to log into My LaGuardia to chat with one of our Student Financial Services advisors.

    Bursar's Office (One-on-One Chat)
    Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Have questions about paying for college? Chat with our Bursar staff to get answers about tuition and fees, payment options, due dates and policies — visit the Paying for College web page and click on the chat icon in the bottom right.

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  • Distance Learning Support

    LaGuardia offers a number of support services and helpful tips to guide you through distance learning and ensure that you have a rewarding semester. Be sure to review and bookmark the following web pages.
    • Most campus offices are closed, but they are still open virtually. Visit the Campus Services web page for hours and contact information.
    • Review the Student Resources web page to set yourself up for success this semester and beyond.

  • Questions?

    Have questions about Orientation? Email Campus Life at CampusLife@lagcc.cuny.edu.

    Have general questions? Call 718-482-5935, Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.; email CallCenter@lagcc.cuny.edu; or visit Ask LaGuardia.

    For specific questions about your classes or major, log into your My LaGuardia page and click on the Ask my Advising Team button.

    Best of luck to you in your first year at LaGuardia!