Parent and Family Website

Here at LIU Brooklyn, our priority is your student. We are here to support the students in their academic and extra-curricular careers at LIU. As a family member, we also want to help you support your student during his or her time here. We hope that this site helps you navigate some of the questions you might have about your student attending LIU Brooklyn. We are excited that your student is joining the LIU Brooklyn community and hope that you feel a part of the community as well. This is an exciting time for you and your student and we wish you all the best in this journey.


Questions and Answers


What are the admissions requirements?

  • For First-Year Students:
    • LIU Online or paper application
    • Essay
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Official high school transcript; final high school transcript with proof of graduation is required after admission and before classes begin
    • SAT and/or ACT scores (optional for most programs, but they can help determine scholarships)
    • IELTS/TOEFL scores (international applicants)
  • For Transfer Students:
    • LIU Online or paper application
    • Essay
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Official transcript(s) from all previously attended colleges or university; students with fewer than 24 college credits should send official final high school transcript with proof of graduation
    • IELTS/TOEFL scores (international applicants)
    • International applicants only: Foreign college/university transcripts must be evaluated and translated by an evaluation service
  • For links and more information:

What is Express Decision Week and when is it?

Orientation and Registration

  • When is Orientation and who should attend?
    • Orientation will begin on January 12, 2017 and is mandatory for all incoming students. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend. Special sessions are designed for parents and families to become informed on their student’s college experience.
  • How does my student register for classes?
  • What is LIU Promise and how does my student sign up for a Promise Coach?
    • The LIU Promise is our commitment to ensuring you have the right tools, guidance and support to achieve your goals. When you apply to LIU, you will be assigned an LIU Promise Success Coach who will be there for you through graduation. Your coach will be the point of contact for everything you need—from academic and career counseling to campus activities to financial aid. It’s our promise to help you chart your success!
  • Living on Campus
    • My student is living on campus – is cable and internet included in their room?
      • Yes, cable and internet are provided for students in each residence hall room.
    • Who can I contact if my student is having problems with his or her roommate?
      • Students who are having questions or concerned in the Residence Halls are encouraged to speak with their Resident Assistant. Each floor in the Residence Hall has a Resident Assistant to help students with concerns and plan programs for the students to attend.
    • What should my student bring to move into the Residence Halls?
      • Suggested Items to Bring:
        • Extra-long twin sheets
        • Pillows and pillow cases
        • Mattress cover/Mattress foam pad
        • Toiletries such as soap, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste
        • Slippers and/or shower shoes
        • Small garbage can/Waste basket
        • Cat5 Ethernet cord
        • Wi-Fi router
        • Hangers
        • Cleaning supplies
        • Desk lamp
        • Alarm clock
        • Broom/Vacuum
        • Throw rugs
        • TV/DVD player
        • Umbrella
        • Laundry detergent/Laundry basket
      • Prohibited Items:
        • Extension cords
        • Halogen lighting equipment
        • Electric or gas-powered heaters
        • Hot plates, toasters, or any cooking appliances of any nature
        • Sandwich makers, toaster ovens
        • Candles, incense, smoking and/or drug paraphernalia of any kind
        • Flammable decorations such as Christmas lights etc.
        • Furniture, extra refrigerator or microwave
        • Illegal substances of any nature
        • Explosives, fireworks, weapons of any kind, smoke laden materials, and/or instruments 
  • Health and Wellness
    • What Immunizations does my student need?
    • Where do I get the Immunization forms and how do I submit them?
    • Are students permitted to use the recreational facility free of charge?
      • Yes. Current students are granted admission to the Wellness, Recreation, and Athletic Center (WRAC) by providing their current LU ID.
    • Is there an on campus Counseling Center for students?
    • What resources are available for students’ spiritual well-being?
      • The Office of Campus ministry offers programs and services for Christianity, Catholicism, and Judaism. The staff are responsible for nurturing the spiritual development of LIU students. They coordinate diverse opportunities for students to participate in faith-based initiatives, leadership development, collaborative programming, and community service projects. They facilitate interfaith dialogues and forums to discuss the nexus between faith and issues pertaining to public life.
      • Campus Ministry is committed to addressing the diverse faith-based needs of our student body and encourage students to reach out to Roland Robinson ( to inquire about a faith tradition having a presence on campus.
  • Misc.
    • How can I check my student’s grades?
    • How can my student find a job on campus?
      • Students should fill out a FAFSA form to see if they qualify for a work-study position. Students who qualify for work-study can be placed in a variety of offices around campus. Students who have completed Work-Study or were unable to obtain Work-Study from the Federal Work Study Program may apply for on-campus budget jobs working for a campus department and getting paid directly from that department's budget. At times, budget jobs may be difficult to get as most departments fill their support staff with Work-Study students. Students can also ask their professors if they have budget opportunities, or check Aramark (LIU Brooklyn’s food service), the pool and fitness center at Steinberg Wellness Center, Kumble Theater, the Library, and Admissions as these entities frequently have budget positions to fill.
    • What dining options are available on campus?
      • LIU Brooklyn has many options for dining while on campus including Blackbird Café, Luntey Commons, Subway, Red Mango, and Pete’s Coffee. Meal plans are available for residents and commuters. For more information:
  • Important Phone Numbers and email addresses
  • Important Dates
  • New Student Checklist
    • Accept admission to LIU Brooklyn!
    • Turn in Residence Hall form and select a room
    • Turn in students’ Immunization forms
    • Attend Advising & Registration Days to register for classes
    • Mark your calendar for Orientation and Welcome Week
    • Access the Academic Calendars to know drop/add dates, University recesses, midterms dates, finals dates, etc.

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