Vaughn College 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 and is designed to help you transition successfully to the Vaughn College community and get acquainted with 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.  

All new students are required to complete orientation; new student orientation is pivotal to each student’s success from the beginning of their educational journey to graduation.  


New Student Orientation 

We are welcoming students to campus for an in-person half-day orientation program. Students attending New Student Orientation will have a chance to explore campus firsthand. At New Student Orientation, discover your program, state-of-the-art-facilities and connect with current students who will share their experiences, tips, and advice on navigating campus life, getting involved and building a meaningful experience. 

Orientation check-in begins at 9 a.m. and will conclude by 1:30 p.m.

Friday, August 4      Aviation

Friday, August 11      Engineering and Management

Friday, August 18      Aviation Training Institute, Aircraft Mechanic Program

Friday, September 1     International Students Welcome

Virtual Orientation Events (via Zoom)

Connecting with Your Faculty: Building Bridges for Academic Success 

August 212023 | 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

This session offers students a valuable opportunity to meet their faculty members and establish meaningful connections that contribute to their academic success. The session will emphasize the importance of networking and seeking guidance from faculty mentors, highlighting how these connections can enhance learning experiences, provide valuable insights, and open doors to research opportunities and internships. 

Registration Information, coming soon… 

Navigating Financial Aid and Paying Your College Education 

August 21, 2023 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.  

Students and families will gain an understanding of the types of financial aid available, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs. Furthermore, the session will provide insights into strategic approaches to financing college education, equipping participants with the necessary information to make informed decisions for a successful and affordable college journey. 

Register by clicking here.

Navigating Financial Aid and Paying Your College Zoom Session 

Parent and Family Orientation  

August 222023 | 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Students, parents and family members are invited to join us on August 22 to hear from the department chairs and various student services to learn about on-campus resources for your Vaughn College students through their educational journey.

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New Student Resources

We’ve made orientation materials accessible on our learning management platform D2L. By completing NSO, you’ll experience what a typical course looks like, form relationships with other online learners, and learn about tools and resources available to you as a Vaughn College student, tips and strategies to best navigate the campus. Whether you are a first year or transfer student each module will be applicable to you as they are focused on the Vaughn experience. 



Our orientation team will be available to assist with your new student orientation experience and/or questions about your transition to Vaughn College. Contact us at . 

Is New Student Orientation Mandatory? 

Yes, orientation is a mandatory program for all new students. We believe that orientation plays a crucial role in ensuring a smooth transition and a successful start to your college experience. By participating in orientation, you will gain essential knowledge, resources, and connections that will support your academic and personal growth. 

Do you have a check list?

Yes, our checklist is available on D2L and the parent portal. 

How Do You Access Orientation?  

You can find our online Orientation resource on 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.  Only enrolled students will have access to orientation.  



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 contact Frank Wang at  

Fall 2023 Residence Hall Move-In Information  

Thursday, August 31           International student move-in 

Sunday, September 3          New student move-in 

Monday, September 4          Returning* student move-in 

*Returning students traveling a great distance (3+ hours away) may move-in on Sunday with written approval  

Standard move-in hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for all dates noted. All questions related to housing and the residence hall must be directed to . 


Immunization Compliance

  • To comply with New York State Public Health Law $ 2165, all students taking six (6) credits or more MUST provide proof of immunization to measles, mumps, and rubella;     

  • To comply with health guidance for a congregate setting, resident students must additionally provide proof of 

    • Vaccination against meningococcal meningitis 

    • At least one bivalent dose of the COVID-19 Vaccination 

To maintain a safe environment for learning and living on campus that adheres to both legal compliance and public health guidance. 

Students upon entering the College are expected to provide required documentation as part of New Student Orientation prior to moving into the residence hall or the first day of classes, whichever is the student’s first appearance on campus.  


Submission of Immunization Records 

  • A link to submit your MMR and Meningitis immunization records; to be completed once upon enrollment at Vaughn    

  • A link to submit your COVID immunization record; to be completed prior to moving into the Vaughn residence hall