New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation at Guttman Community College

Mission Statement: New Student Orientation

The mission of New Student Orientation is to holistically address students’ transition to Stella and Charles Guttman Community College. Aligning with the institutional mission, community is at the center of New Student Orientation. Therefore, our program is designed to familiarize students with our College’s:

  • Distinct resources and services
  • Faculty, staff and student life
  • Basic policies and procedures
  • Summer Bridge program

Our goal is for students to feel invigorated, prepared and have a sense of belonging.

The New Student Orientation will take place on Friday, June 28th and Thursday, July 11thPlease sign up now for the June 28th or July 11th New Student Orientation session.

Please note, only students who have submitted a commitment form are eligible to attend New Student Orientation. Students who are UNABLE to attend any of the sessions should contact the office of Admissions at 646-313-8010.

New Student Orientation Schedule

Required

  • Check-In & Take Your Student ID Photo
  • Campus Resource Tabling & Formal Welcome Address
  • Paving your Path to Summer Bridge
  • Technology World: Accessing your Guttman Accounts
  • The Common Read

New Student Orientation Schedule Descriptions

Required

Paving Your Path to Summer Bridge (50 Minutes)

Summer Bridge is a program designed to support the transition of students into their first year at Guttman. With that, comes important information needed to prepare for your arrival. Facilitated by members of the Advising team, in this session you will learn about the Summer Bridge schedule and classes you will be taking, review expectations such as the attendance policy, and gain insight on how we invest in student success.

Technology World: Accessing your Guttman Accounts (50 Minutes)

In college, you will be expected to use technology on a consistent basis in order to manage important information. This session will give you the know-how on navigating the My Guttman Portal where you can access your Guttman Outlook e-mail account, update your CUNY Portal profile, and create a CUNYfirst account to check your student records.

Additionally, your will learn where to go and how to view their financial aid account in CUNYfirst, navigate important tabs including student holds and learn how to take the necessary action to verify you are in financially good standing.

The Common Read (50 Minutes)

The Common Read is a required reading that all incoming freshmen will be expected to complete in preparation for Summer Bridge. During Summer Bridge, students will engage in classroom discussions and activities related to themes embedded in the book. This session will introduce students to this year’s common read book, provide context and understanding of key themes, and engage students in thought-provoking activities. *A free copy of the book will be provided.

New Student Orientation- Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I sign up for New Student Orientation?

A. You can sign up by logging into your GrizzlyPath and choosing from the available slots.

Q. What should I expect from New Student Orientation?

A. New Student Orientation is designed to familiarize students with our College’s:

  • Distinct resources and services
  • Faculty, staff and student life
  • Basic policies and procedures
  • Summer Bridge program

Our goal is for students to feel invigorated, prepared and have a sense of belonging.

Q. How long is New Student Orientation?

A. New Student Orientation is approximately 4.5 hours long in which students will attend three required sessions. However, this year we will be offering additional optional sessions. Therefore, a student could participate in all-day programming for up to 7.5 if they chose too. Please review the sample of the New Student Orientation Schedule 2018.

Q. What if I need to leave or miss part of the program?

A. Students must be able to remain for the three required sessions (described above). If you are unable to participate in the entire session, you should contact the Office of Admissions and Access at admissions@guttman.cuny.edu or call us at 646.313.8080.

Q. Is New Student Orientation mandatory?

A. Yes. Guttman Community College requires students to participate in New Student Orientation as part of the process for enrolling at Guttman.

Q. What do I need to bring to New Student Orientation?

A. You simply need to bring yourself and one form of ID (a school ID, or New York State ID, License or permit will suffice). You will also be taking your student ID at New Student Orientation.

Q. What should I do prior to New Student Orientation?

A. You should continue to check your GrizzlyPath for steps needed before coming to New Student Orientation. Some of these include submitting proof of graduation, and immunization records. This may also include taking your CUNY Assessment Test.

Have you tried claiming your CUNY ID number called your EMPLD? Try logging into CUNYFirst, please note that your username and password will NOT be the same as your GrizzlyPath. To Claim your EMPLID you will need your Full Name, Date of Birth and Last Four digits of your Social Security Number.

Q. Can I bring my parent, guardian or a guest with me to New Student Orientation?

A. New Student Orientation is geared towards supporting students with their transition to Guttman Community College. This is a unique opportunity to meet future classmates, professors and get ready for all the great things Guttman has to offer. Therefore, the program designed for students only.

Q. If I need special accommodations, whom should I contact?

A. You should contact the Office of Admissions and Access at admissions@guttman.cuny.edu or call us at 646.313.8010.

Q. How do I get to Guttman Community College? Is there parking?

A. You can find directions and information about parking garages near us on our website.

Q. Will there be food provided or should I bring my own?

A. Lunch, snacks and refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the required sessions.

Q. If I’m unable to attend New Student Orientation on July 6th, is there another opportunity to make it up?

A. You should contact the Office of Admissions and Access at admissions@guttman.cuny.edu or call us at 646.313.8080.​

Q. What happens if I cannot attend New Student Orientation at all?

A. You should contact the Office of Admissions and Access at admissions@guttman.cuny.edu or call us at 646.313.8080.​

Q. Will I register for classes during New Student Orientation?

A. As mentioned in the Group Information Sessions and Individual Meeting during the admissions process, Guttman Community College will select first term courses for new students. Information regarding your class schedule and how to access the information will be provided to you via e-mail prior to the start of the Summer Bridge Program.

Q. What If I don’t plan on attending Guttman in the Fall? Or If I wish to postpone my enrollment for a following semester?

A. You should contact the Office of Admissions and Access at admissions@guttman.cuny.edu or call us at 646.313.8010.

Q. When do I receive my student ID?

A. You will receive your New Student ID on the first day of Summer Bridge. However, you will take your student ID picture at New Student Orientation.

Q. Whom do I contact if I have any questions or concerns?

A. You should contact the Hub at 646.313.8080 for any and all of your concerns.