"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:
New Student Orientation is a day-long program that includes sessions for both students and family members. The program begins with check-in and Matriculation, starting at 7:45 a.m. and concludes at 5:15 p.m. All dates are currently full! New students who have not yet registered may be placed on a waiting list or may request a waiver by calling 607-431-4195.
- Sunday, June 2
- Wednesday, June 5
- Saturday, June 8
- Wednesday, June 12
(Note: Transfer students will attend Transfer Transition Orientation on Wednesday, August 28)
Meet the Orientation Leader Staff:
Upper-class Orientation Leaders will assist you throughout your Orientation day - meet the staff now.
Attending Orientation will assist you in a successful transition to Hartwick College. Learn more about our Orientation Goals.
At Hartwick College, we make sure you do more so you can be more, and New Student Orientation is an important first step in that personalized journey. During this program, you'll be officially welcomed to the Hartwick community as an important member of the student body. You and your fellow new students will lay essential groundwork for your academic journey by completing placement exams, learning about college academic planning resources, and creating your first semester course schedule. At Hartwick we believe that one critical aspect of helping our students achieve success is the one-on-one, personalized approach we take in our academic planning and advising process. Part of our approach is to offer our academic placement exams on-site, rather than online.
During New Student Orientation you will complete both the Writing Placement and Mathematics Placement exams. The results of these placements are used to ensure that you are placed appropriately, in courses that are suitably challenging yet not unreasonably ambitious. Scores from these exams are an important element in the course registration process that you and your fellow students will complete during an individual faculty advisement meeting. If you require testing accommodations during the Writing or Math Placement Exams, contact the Coordinator of Disability Services 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 New Student 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.
Note: So that we can best prepare for your visit, students or families requiring interpreting services or other accommodations should notify the Center for Student Success at 607-431-4195 no later than two weeks prior to the event.