New Student Orientation


Congratulations on your decision to attend Vaughn College!

We are excited to welcome you to the Vaughn community of learners. New student orientation is dedicated to supporting new students in their educational journey at Vaughn College. New Student Orientation is designed to help you transition successfully to the Vaughn College community, get acquainted to campus resources and academics early in your college career. 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 Student Orientation – Online

Due to the impact of COVID-19, we will be implementing an online orientation experience for all incoming students and their families. We recognize this experience may be different than what you anticipated, but we are dedicated to still providing you an intentional and engaging experience.  You will have an opportunity to learn about tools and resources available to you as a Vaughn College student, tips and strategies to best navigate the campus, and connect with other new students and student leaders. 

All new students are expected to complete orientation, new student orientation is pivotal to each student’s success from the point of acceptance to degree completion.


Vaughn complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is committed to ensuring that ALL students are able to fully participate in New Student Orientation. If there are questions or concerns about how we will deliver orientation content or if you will require accommodations for placement assessments or your advising session, please do not hesitate to contact Frank Wang at

Register for Orientation

How Do You Access Orientation? 

Orientation is supported through Vaughn College’s Learning Management System, D2L.  D2L is the platform many of our faculty use and where the majority of your coursework will be located.  This is a great opportunity for you to get comfortable using D2L. You will receive access details and instructions via Vaughn email.  You will not be able to access orientation before then. 

New Student Orientation is split into two experiences, a 3 hour synchronous event– everyone logs in at the same time to receive live/real-time information and an asynchronous experience– complete different modules at your own speed – that can take up to 4 hours to complete. Please make sure you leave plenty of time to complete each portion of the program. 

Our orientation team will be available to assist with your new student orientation experience and/or questions about your transition to Vaughn College.  Please feel free to contact us

What Will You Need?

Please review the following items to make sure you are prepared for your orientation experience: 

  • Use a device (computer, laptop, or tablet) that has audio functionality. 
  • Online orientation is best viewed by using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. 
  • Access to internet
  • While not required, we recommend the use of camera and headphones.

New Parent and Family Orientation Session

Beginning in August, new students will still have an opportunity to get to know campus and connect with other students in small group sessions via our online orientation program.

Parents and Family Members are invited to join our for a virtual orientation session designed to help you understand how to support your Vaughn College student through their educational journey.

  • August 25, 6 p.m. via Zoom.
  • Register for the event here.

Residence Hall Move-In Information:

NOTE: Move-in dates are tentative pending the guidance from New York State and New York City on re-opening.

  • August 26, Shanghai Jian Qiao University students move-in.
  • August 27, International students and students who live a great distance away (3+ hours/out of state).
  • August 31, All new students move-in.

All questions related to housing and the residence hall must be directed to Becky Falto, Director of Residence Life at

To reserve your space for the orientation, please complete the form below.


Your student ID can be found on your schedule.

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