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Frequently Asked Questions

LIU Brooklyn FAQS The following are questions that are most commonly asked by new students and their families, as they prepare to register for Orientation. If you have further questions, please free to contact the Student Life and Leadership Development Office at 718-488-1042 or e-mail

What is the purpose of New Student Orientation?
The purpose of New Student Orientation is to introduce all new students and their families to the LIU Brooklyn community. You'll learn about academic requirements, policies and procedures, academic expectations, residence life and commuter student services, health and counseling services, financial aid procedures, student organizations and student life. As a new member of the LIU Brooklyn community, you'll have time during New Student Orientation to meet other new students and returning students while getting to know educators inside and outside of the classroom setting.

What will I do at New Student Orientation?

  • Meet the Student Orientation Leaders and First Year Programs staff
  • Get to know your fellow new students
  • Discover the diversity of people on our campus
  • Participate in the Blackbird Expo and learn about the campus departments and support services
  • Learn about expectations as an LIU Brooklyn student
  • Get educated on the core curriculum and explore the MyLIU portal
  • Learn about our Learning Communities program

If I am travelling from outside of the NYC metropolitan area, what accommodations are available?
For a list of local hotels click here.

Which session should I attend?
New students will choose one advising & registration date and one orientation day. Attending Orientation is required for all new freshman. The fee for orientation will automatically appear on your student bill. Some dates reach capacity more quickly than others. The sooner you sign up, the better the chance you have of getting your first choice.

What is Parent and Family Orientation?
Parent and Family Orientation is a time for parents/guardians to learn more about LIU Brooklyn and better understand the experiences their student will soon encounter. It is not mandatory for family members to attend, however, it is recommended. The day's activities will begin at 9 a.m. when the families and students check-in together. Later, the families will have the opportunity to meet and speak with OSDR staff and Support Services representatives about campus services. Family members can also meet current students to gain a better understanding of the student experience at LIU Brooklyn. Students will be participating in the Freshman Orientation session simultaneously with Family Orientation.

How do I sign up for a New Student Orientation?
Please complete the Orientation Sign Up Form. The fee of $55 will automatically appear on your student bill. Once you register online, you will receive 2 emails; the first email indicating your registration form has been accepted. The second email will indicate if you have been placed in the session you have requested. Later in the summer you will receive additional information about Orientation, including: reminders to submit documents, what to bring with you and other pertinent information.

What meals are provided?
LIU Brooklyn Dining Services department will prepare all your meals during orientation. All food and beverages are included in the fee for orientation.

What is the cost for Orientation?
The fee for orientation is $55 for all new student and transfer days.

How will I know which session I am attending?
A confirmation notice, including the date of your session and time you should arrive on campus will be sent to you via email. Please submit your registration form as soon as possible. If you have concerns or questions, feel free to contact First Year Programs at 718-488-1435 or our Orientation hotline at 718-488-1042.

How can I connect with other new students on campus before Orientation?
We have created a Facebook page for you to join to meet your fellow new students. Please follow this link to join our page.

What should I do when I arrive on campus?
When you arrive for orientation, follow "Orientation direction" signs to officially check in between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. At check-in you will receive your orientation packet with general information for the day.