SJC Brooklyn

Freshman Orientation

The day is planned to facilitate our students’ adjustment from high school to college life. It includes a motivational speaker, academic advisement, peer mentoring, student services information, campus tours and a closing celebration! Orientation continues during the semester, via the Freshman Year Experience Program.

Next Freshman Orientation

Tuesday, August 24, 2017 – 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.



Freshman Orientation

Thursday, August 24

“Reach Beyond the Stars!”

10:00 a.m. Arrival and Registration The Hill Center
10:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

  • Ms. Sherrie Van Arnam, Vice President for Student Life
  • Dr. Donald Boomgaarden, President of St. Joseph’s College
  • Mr. Matthew Kubacki, Associate Dean for Student Success
  • Ms. Juanita Arias ’18, Student Government Association President
  • Mr. Christopher Malcaus ’18, Student Government Assoc. Vice President
11:00 a.m. “Student Success Strategies”

  • Bert Gervais, The Mentor Guy
  • Orientation Team Members
12:15 p.m.



  • Peer Advisement
  • Campus Resources
  • SJC Snapshot Tour
  • Campus Life and Student Involvement
  • Tech Talk
  • Forms and Waivers
Tuohy Hall
1:30 p.m.

“Meet Your Major”

  • Faculty Advisers
McEntegart Hall
2:30 p.m.

Brooklyn Space Jam

  • Spirit Welcome
  • The Orientation Team / DJ Royal
  • Novelties and Giveaways
  • Cap and Gown Pick-up
  • Gifts and Raffles

ID Pictures/Campus Tours/Tech Help

Hill Center Gym

All offices (Enrollment Management, Financial Aid, Registrar, Academic Affairs, Bursar, Student Life, Counseling and Wellness Services, Career Development & Engagement, Athletics, and Bookstore) will be open!