New Student Orientation


Congratulations on your decision to attend Vaughn College!

We are excited to welcome you to the Vaughn community of learners. It is our goal to assist you in achieving your educational aspirations. New student orientation is an opportunity to inform you about the resources available for your academic success, introduce you to key staff members and fellow students, and acclimate you to the Vaughn College environment. Orientation is the beginning of many milestones that you will have at Vaughn, as you build your unique collegiate network of friends and future colleagues.

New students are required to attend one orientation session:

  • Monday, August 12 through Tuesday, August 13, 2019
    Orientation Session I
    An overnight orientation (for traditional-aged students, direct from high school)
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019
    Orientation Session II
    Single day orientation (no overnight)
  • Friday, August 16, 2019
    Orientation Session III
    Single day orientation (no overnight)
  • Thursday, August 29, 2019
    Orientation Session IV
    An orientation program for resident students who live a great distance away (international/3+hours/out of state). These students will move directly into their fall 2019 housing assignments, move-in for this group is Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

All questions related to housing and the residence hall must be directed to A. Rachida Diallo, Assistant Director of Residence Life,

Move-In Information:

  • New resident student move-in, Saturday, August 31, 2019
  • Returning resident move-in, Sunday, September 1
  • Annual residence hall barbeque, Monday, September 2 (Labor Day)

To reserve your space for the orientation, please complete the form below. Orientation sessions tend to fill up quickly, we strongly recommend that you register early.

What to expect for orientation:

  • Connect and engage with student leaders, Vaughn administration, and other campus resources
  • Take your photo for your Vaughn identification card
  • Visit Vaughn’s website to review expectations in the College Catalog (academic) and the Student Handbook (code of conduct)
  • Submit your immunization records to the admissions office
  • File your FAFSA (Financial Aid form) to determine if you are eligible to receive any type of federal, state or Vaughn College institutional aid at Questions regarding financial aid may be directed to

Elaine T. White
Dean of Students

If you have any questions, you can email, or call 718.429.6600 ext. 303.

New Student Orientation

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