Transfer Student Orientation
Note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak all Orientation programs for the entering class of Fall 2020 will be held online.
All communications will be sent to your Baruch email. Claim your account here.
How to Receive an Invitation to Orientation
Accept your offer of admission and submit the $100 commitment deposit via CUNYfirst.
Check your Baruch email for important information about your access to the online orientation program. Completion of the online orientation program is required for all incoming students.
Register for courses on your own. Here’s how:
Once your completion of the online orientation program is confirmed wait 1-2 business days to receive your confirmation email and gain access to CUNYfirst course registration. Use our online FAQ, join us for a Bearcat Chat Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning May 19th, or make an appointment with an Academic Advisor if you need further assistance.
ZOOM Math Advisement
Beginning on May 13th students can meet with a faculty advisor in the Math Department on ZOOM. Click here to view the Summer 2020 Math Advisor Schedule.
The information below are the steps for in-person orientation. Due to Covid 19 all orientation programs will be virtual/on-line. All staff members are currently working remotely. Please send your questions to Orientation@baruch.cuny.edu or reach the Admissions staff at New.Transfer@baruch.cuny.edu.
Welcome to Baruch College!
Your first introduction to life at Baruch will be your New Student Orientation day. Your academic advisors and orientation leaders are looking forward to welcoming you and helping you navigate this exciting transition. Please review our website to learn more about Baruch’s Orientation program.
How to Receive an Invitation & Register for Orientation
Step 1: Accept your offer of admission via CUNYfirst.
Step 2: Submit the $100 commitment deposit via CUNYfirst.
Step 3: Take any proficiency exam(s) that may be required based on your Testing Ticket. Newly admitted students no longer need to take the math placement exam. Previous coursework will be used towards placement.
Step 4: Invitations will be emailed on a rolling basis. Please review the invitation carefully and click on the ‘Register’ link.
Step 5: The link will connect to PIVOT, your Pathways Introductory Virtual Orientation Tutorial.
Step 6: Once you watch the entire PIVOT tutorial (about 20 minutes), the last slide will provide a link to the registration calendar. Once you are on the calendar you will be able to select your Orientation date. Save this link in case you want to change your date.
What to expect
- A chance to meet other new students and upperclassmen
- Hear all about the clubs and leadership opportunities on campus
- Have your picture taken for your Baruch student ID card
- Meet with an academic advisor in a group setting
- View your transfer credit evaluation
- Get registered for your first semester
Transfer Orientation is scheduled from 12:00 PM – 5 PM. You must arrive on time and stay for the duration of the program.
- Welcome Program
- Baruch Technology Session
- Academic Advisement Session
- Course Registration for your First Semester
What to bring
- An official picture ID
- Know your CUNYfirst username and password
- Your immunization records (only if not yet submitted)
- Your social security number (the card itself is not necessary)
- Updated Official College Transcripts (Non-CUNY only if not yet submitted)
- Your Orientation RSVP confirmation email
Frequently Asked Questions
Please visit our FAQ page for further information.