• 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. Watch your LaGuardia email for an invite to attend Virtual New Student Orientation via Zoom on Monday, March 1 or Tuesday, March 2. (Schedule below.)
    2. Complete the Orientation module available in VIP for a brief overview of LaGuardia’s support services.
    3. Read a welcome letter from the Associate Provost & VP of Student Affairs, Dr. Nireata Seals.
    4. Watch our helpful videos about paying for college, technical support and tips for academic success.
    5. Check out all the distance learning support available to help you throughout the fall semester and beyond.

  • Spring 2021 Virtual Orientation Schedule

    March 1 & 2, 2021

    10–10:15 a.m. Virtual Lobby
    10:15–11 a.m. Breakout Session #1: Paying for College
    You don’t have to break the bank to invest in your future. Hear from:
    • Student Financial Services
    • LaGuardia Foundation Scholarships
    • LaGuardia CARES
    11–11:45 a.m. Breakout Session #2: Your First-Year Experience
    Know what to expect in your first year as well as technology resources available to you. Hear from:
    • Student Success Mentors
    • Peer Academic Leaders
    • First Year Seminar faculty
    • Student Technology Mentors
    11:45–12:30 p.m. Breakout Session #3: Peers Panel
    Learn about virtual engagement opportunities and how to be a successful student in a virtual learning environment. (Moderated by Campus Life staff.) Hear from:
    • Student Government Association
    • Student Clubs/Organizations Officers
    • Multicultural Exchange Mentors
    • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Members
    12:30– 1:15 p.m. Virtual Lobby
    Open discussion with all areas, plus a LaGuardia trivia game with prizes for winners!
    6–7 p.m. Virtual Lobby for Evening/Weekend Students
    Open discussion with all areas.

  • 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.

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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!