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 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 expected to complete orientation; new student orientation is pivotal to each student’s success from the beginning of their educational journey to degree completion. 


New Student Orientation – Online 

New student will be delivered online via Vaughn College’s learning management platform D2L. During your online orientation 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.  

January 13, 2023 at 11 a.m. – Virtual Orientation Session 

New students, parents and family members are welcome to join us on January 13 to learn how to support your Vaughn College student through their educational journey.  New Student Orientation will begin promptly at 11 a.m. and conclude at 1:45 p.m.

Click Here for Your New Student Checklist 




Do you have a check list?

Yes, click here for the new student orientation checklist. 

How Do You Access Orientation?  

New students will be enrolled in the New Student Orientation seminar (NSO001). Once enrolled, you will access the online course, 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 2.5 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 (synchronous session). 


Vaughn complies with the American 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 . 

Spring 2023 Residence Hall Move-In Information  

  • January 16, 2023: official move-in for all on-campus residents
  • January 15, 2023: move-in for resident students from a great distance away (3+ hours/out-of-state)

Classes begin on January 17, 2023 for all programs (Academic and Aviation Training Institute).

All questions related to on-campus housing should be directed to the Office of Residence Life and Housing at .


Immunization Compliance

To comply with New York State Public Health Law $ 2165, which requires all students taking six (6) credits or more in a degree-granting program to provide proof of immunization to measles, mumps, and rubella;

To comply with New York State Public Health Law $ 2167, which requires the distribution of information to students regarding meningococcal meningitis and the benefits of immunization, and the acknowledgement that students have received and reviewed the information;

To require vaccination against meningococcal meningitis for students residing in the residence hall;

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.

More information can be found here.



Vaughn College has partnered with VitalCheck, a telehealth program, to perform immunization record maintenance and daily COVID health screenings. Once registered with VitalCheck, you will receive three email or text communications:

  • A link to submit your MMR and Meningitis immunization records; to be completed once upon enrollment at Vaughn
  • A l ink to submit your COVID immunization record; to be completed once upon enrollment at Vaughn
  • Daily notifications from VitalCheck to self-certify your health; to be completed anytime you plan to be on-campus