New Student Orientation

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Welcome to Stella and Charles Guttman Community College!

We are delighted that you have chosen to join the Guttman community and we look forward to supporting you as you embark on this exciting new journey. The New Student Orientation program is available in January for Spring admits and in June for Fall admits. The program is offered exclusively online for all incoming first-year students. The online Orientation program can be completed in approximately 60-minutes and will consist of six (6) core sections and five (5) supplemental sections.

Core Sections:

  1. Financial Aid & CUNYfirst
  2. Advising & the First Year Experience (FYE)
  3. Faculty Welcome & the FYE Common Read
  4. Conduct & Community Standards
  5. Bridge Program Expectations
  6. Orientation Closing & Reminders

Supplemental Sections:

  • AccessABILITY Services
  • Wellness Services
  • Campus Engagement
  • Guttman Connect Center
  • Center for Career Preparations and Partnerships

When and how will I access the online New Student Orientation program?

Committed students receive step-by-step Orientation instructions via email. Please note, only students who have submitted a commitment form are eligible to complete New Student Orientation.

All committed students are strongly encouraged to complete Orientation as soon as possible before the start of the Bridge Program. Should you require support:

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
  • Bridge program

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

New Student Orientation- Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do access the online New Student Orientation program?
A. The Admissions Office will email you with instructions for how to log-into the online Orientation program.

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
  • 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. The online New Student Orientation will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. You will have approximately 40 days in which to complete the orientation program, but we recommend completing it sooner than later.

Q. Is New Student Orientation mandatory?
A. New Student Orientation is not mandatory, but is strongly recommended for all incoming students in preparation for the Bridge Program and the first semester.

Q. When will I take my photo ID picture?
A. You will be contacted with instructions for how to take your Guttman student ID picture remotely and submit it to the IT Office. Student IDs will be available for on-campus pick-up during select days and times prior to the start of the semester.

Q. What should I do prior to New Student Orientation?
A. Continue to check your GrizzlyPath for steps needed before completing New Student Orientation. Some of these include submitting proof of graduation, and immunization records. You should also claim 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. Will I register for classes during New Student Orientation?
A. As mentioned in 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 Bridge Program.

Q. What If I no longer plan to attend Guttman or wish to postpone my enrollment for the following semester?
A. You should contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@guttman.cuny.edu or call us at 646.313.8010.

Q. If I need special accommodations, whom should I contact?
A. You should contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@guttman.cuny.edu or call us at 646.313.8010.

Q. What do I do after I complete New Student Orientation?
A. Complete the Bridge Program assigned readings before the first day of Bridge. The readings are available in the NSO Resource Folder and will also be emailed to you. Continue to check your Guttman email as you will receive Bridge Program information there. More information about Bridge is here.