For Freshman Students
Moving up from high school to college is exciting. It can also be overwhelming. To make this rite of passage as stress-free as possible, all entering students are required to attend one of LIU Post’s Freshman Orientations. The two-day session includes an overnight stay in our residence halls and brings together all the classmates you will be sharing college life with at LIU Post.
Once you have registered for your desired session, our Orientation staff will contact you with a list of items to pack and provide further expectations and guidelines before your arrival on campus for Orientation.
After meeting your fellow students and their families, you’ll explore our beautiful, park-like campus and learn about all the services and programs available to you at LIU Post – academic and career counseling, residence life, commuter student programs, health and counseling services, financial aid procedures, personal safety, intramural and athletic programs, clubs and organizations and student activities. You’ll be served breakfast, lunch and dinner, and you’ll have a chance to participate in a game show, a pizza party and other social “ice-breakers.”
Check in will be at 9 a.m. at the Green/Gold Registration tent located between Nassau and Queens Hall
Who Can Attend?
Freshman Orientation is designed for recent high school graduates who are just starting college or those students who have fewer than 24 college credits.
You can choose from 1 of 3 orientation sessions which are held in late July-early August. A mandatory fee of $150 will be assessed to your student account. Registrations are currently being accepted by clicking on the Registration Form tab.
Session 1 – July 29-30
Session 2 – August 2-3
Session 3 – August 7-8
Session 4 – August 13-14 (if necessary)
Sample Orientation Agenda
The orientation experience is designed to assist you in fulfilling the necessary steps prior to starting at LIU Post. For a sample agenda, click here.
Parent and Family Orientation
Are you a parent or family member of a new freshman at LIU Post? We have special workshops for you on the first day of Freshman Orientation. You can meet with faculty and a panel of current students, and learn about the many services available to your student, including health and counseling, public safety on campus and the learning support center. You’ll also hear important tips on “empty nest syndrome,” how to support your child in his or her college experience, and how to become involved with the Post Parent and Family Connection. Parent and Family Orientation runs from 9am-5pm on day 1 of each session and from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. on day 2 of each session. There is no fee for Parent and Family Orientation. Registration is required.