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 2020 New Student Orientation program will be offered exclusively online and is required for all incoming first-year students. The online Orientation program can be completed in approximately 60-minutes and will consist of six (6) required sections and three (3) optional sections:

  1. Technology Tools
  2. Understanding Financial Aid
  3. Advising & the First Year Experience (FYE)
  4. Faculty Welcome & the FYE Common Read
  5. Summer Bridge Expectations
  6. Orientation Closing & Reminders
  • AccessABILITY Services (optional)
  • Wellness Services (optional)
  • Campus Engagement (optional)

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

The online New Student Orientation program will be available for completion June 22-July 17, 2020. The Admissions Office will contact all committed students with step-by-step instructions for how to access the online Orientation program. Please note, only students who have submitted a commitment form are eligible to complete New Student Orientation.

Once Orientation opens on June 22nd it is important that you log in and complete the program as soon as possible before the July 17th deadline. Should you require support:

Forms and Resources

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.

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
  • 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. The online New Student Orientation will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete. You will have approximately 30 days in which to complete the orientation program, but we recommend completing it sooner than later.

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. When will I take my photo ID picture?
A. Once you complete the online Orientation program, 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 distributed on campus once onsite instruction resumes.

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 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. 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: What do I do after I complete New Student Orientation?
A: Complete the Summer Bridge readings before August 26, the first day of Summer 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 Summer Bridge information there. More information about Bridge is here.