First Year Student Orientation
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Welcome to Baruch College!
Your first introduction to life at Baruch will be your New Student Orientation. Your academic advisors and orientation leaders look forward to welcoming you and helping you navigate this exciting transition.
Orientation is required for all new students. Freshman Orientation is scheduled for 10:00 am – 1:00 PM EST. You must arrive on time and stay for the duration of the program.
First year students will be registered for a block program of required courses after the completion of the orientation program.
Please review our website to learn more about Baruch’s Orientation program.
Steps to Orientation
Step 1: Accept your offer of admission on CUNYfirst.
Step 2: Submit the $100 commitment deposit on CUNYfirst.
Step 3: Complete the English placement exam. Newly admitted students no longer need to take the math placement exam.
Step 4: Set up your Baruch email.
Step 5: Check your Baruch email for your Orientation date confirmation about one week after completing Steps 1, 2 and 3. Students are automatically assigned the next available Orientation date.
Step 6: Review the Baruch curriculum and submit any necessary forms and documents prior to your Orientation day.
Step 7: Check your Baruch email for the ZOOM log in information two days before your Orientation date.
Step 8: Download the ZOOM app and set up your account.
Step 9: Log into ZOOM on time and plan to stay for the duration of the program, 10:00 am until 11:00 pm EST. We recommend using a computer rather than a phone or tablet.
What to Expect
- Welcome and introductions
- Review curriculum and policies in a group setting
- Upperclassmen share their experience, answer questions and prepare new students for life at Baruch College
- Complete the Orientation Attendance Form to be registered for your first semester classes
- Receive your first semester class schedule two to three business days after your Orientation program
Incoming first year students have the opportunity to participate in a Learning Community in their first semester. A Learning Community consists of two courses that are linked together for the purpose of providing a more profound understanding of the material in a small group setting.
Learn more about Learning Communities