• 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.

    Be sure to:

    1. Sign up to attend two live sessions (virtual and on campus). See details below, and watch your LaGuardia email for an invite!
    2. Complete the Orientation module available in VIP for a brief overview of LaGuardia’s support services.
    3. Review the Orientation website: watch our helpful videos and get helpful tips below, and see the tabs at the top of the page to get to know all the student resources and online tools available to help you succeed.
    4. Read a welcome letter from the Interim Associate Dean for Student Success, Dr. Fay Butler.

  • Spring 2022 Virtual Orientation Sessions

    Tuesday, March 1: 10–11:20 a.m.
    Wednesday, March 2: 6–7:20 p.m.

    Virtual Orientation Schedule
    Virtual Lobby
    Breakout Session #1: Paying for College
    You don’t have to break the bank to invest in your future. Hear from:
    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:
    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:
    Virtual Lobby/LaGuardia Trivia
    Ask questions and play a LaGuardia trivia game with prizes for winners!

    Spring 2022 On-campus Orientation Sessions

    Tuesday, March 1: 2–4:15 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 2: 11–1:15 p.m.

    Please arrive early. Check-in will begin 45 minutes prior to each event’s start time.

    On-campus Orientation Schedule
    The in-person portion of Orientation will provide more in-depth conversations with LaGuardia support services. Come get free giveaways and find out how to succeed in your first semester and beyond.

    Tuesday, March 1 Schedule
    1–1:45 p.m. Arrival and Check-in
    Check in at any of the locations where concurrent sessions will occur, and receive LaGuardia swag!
    2–4:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
    See details below.

    Wednesday, March 2 Schedule
    10–10:45 a.m. Arrival and Check-in
    Check in at any of the locations where concurrent sessions will occur, and receive LaGuardia swag!
    11 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
    See details below.

    Concurrent Sessions
    Attend all four of the following 30-minute sessions, in any order.

    Department or Organization Location
    Financial Aid Main Stage Theater (E-Building)
    Health Services, Recreation, and Wellness Center Poolside Café (E-Building)
    Center for Career & Professional Development, e-Portfolio, and President’s Society Little Theater (M-Building)
    Campus Life, Black Male Empowerment Cooperative/ CREAR Futuros (Multicultural Exchange Program), Peer Advisors, Student Advisory Council, Student Government Association, and Women’s Center/ LBGTQIA Safe Zone Hub Gym (M-Building Basement)

  • Welcome from Dr. Fay Butler

    Interim Associate Dean for Student Success Dr. Fay Butler 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.

  • Tips from LaGuardians

    Hear from fellow students and alumni about how to succeed at LaGuardia.

    Ana Laura Rodriguez

    Current LaGuardia Student

    Ritu Roy

    Current LaGuardia Student

    Benni Tchomba

    LaGuardia Alum

    Amourelle Barnese

    Current LaGuardia Student

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  • Distance Learning Support

    Taking online or hybrid classes? 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.

    • Many campus offices offer virtual and in-person services. 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.