• New students during Opening Convocation
  • Hartwick first year students during Oozfest
  • New Hartwick students moving in
  • Hartwick first year students during Oozfest


"I love Hartwick because it feels right. The people, the atmosphere, the classes, everything is just right. It really is the perfect place for me." Emily Morloch

New Student Orientation Dates:
Mark your calendar now! New Student Orientation for students beginning in Fall 2015 will be held on the following dates:

  • Monday, June 29
  • Wednesday, July 1
  • Wednesday, July 8
  • Saturday, July 11

Register here for New Student Orientation - you will need your username and password to access (this information will be sent to enrolled students starting April 1).  Orientation is a day-long event, beginning in early morning and running until around 5:00 p.m.  In addition to the new student program, there will be a family track of programming - check back in spring for tentative schedules.

Orientation Overview:
New Student Orientation is an important first step in your Hartwick journey. During this program, you'll be officially welcomed to the community as an important member of the student body.  You will learn more about your new community and begin forming connections with other students, faculty, and staff that serve as the foundation for a successful transition to Hartwick.

During New Student Orientation you will complete both the Writing Placement and Mathematics Placement exams. Because we believe in a personalized approach in the academic planning process, we offer our placement exams on-site, rather than online. Scores from these exams are an important element in the course registration process and ensure that you are placed appropriately, in courses that are suitably challenging yet not unreasonably ambitious.  If you require testing accommodations during the placement exams, contact AccessAbility Services, AccessAbilityServices@hartwick.edu,  to discuss this request at least one week prior to the exam. (Accommodations can be requested only by the student; the student must state his/her orientation date and the accommodation need).

At Hartwick, academic planning is an individualized process designed to meet the unique needs, strengths, and goals of each student. That process begins right away with Orientation, and will continue during Welcome Weekend and throughout your time at Hartwick. We look forward to working with you for the next 3-4 years as you achieve success here at Hartwick College.

Travel Information and Logistics:
Directions to campus
Campus Map
Lodging Listings

Note: So that we can best prepare for your visit, students or families requiring interpreting services or other physical assistance should notify the Center for Student Success at 607-431-4195 no later than two weeks prior to the event.