Yes, every student attending Farmingdale State College needs to know what is expected. Students are obligated to understand policies, rules and regulations of the College (i.e., Student Code of Conduct, computer usage policies, fire safety, etc.), therefore, orientation is required.
When paying by credit card, you will receive confirmation by e-mail. When paying by check, please identify the name and R ID# of the student attending Orientation so that the funds may be applied appropriately. Check payments will show as "ASC" on your bank statement.
Yes, following your online reservation you will be directed to a secure payment page through Stripe, where you may pay by credit card. The College does not accept phone payments.
There will be a Dean of Students hold placed on your records, preventing you from registering for classes or accessing your grades.
The typical program lasts a full day. Flexibility is required as certain unforeseen elements (i.e. weather) may affect the program schedule. Make plans to stay until approximately 5 PM each day of your orientation.
Overnight accommodations are provided exclusively for the resident student orientation program. Other programs do not necessitate overnight accommodation, as they are limited to one day.
There are several presenters at orientation, depending on which program you attend. Each program is tailored to the specific audience. At orientation, you will not only learn the various policies, rules and regulations of the College, but you will also get insight into both the academic and social/cultural sides of the college experience. In addition, your orientation leader has been selected for their skill at helping you navigate the College and acting as a guide to the school. Most programs include meals and/or refreshments, and items are distributed throughout the program that can aid the student in his/her academic career at Farmingdale State.
After your reservation form and payment have been received, the Orientation Office will notify you via e-mail where to go for check-in. This electronic communication will be sent approximately one week before your scheduled program.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org at least a week in advance of your scheduled orientation date.
Bring your Express Check-In form (which will be e-mailed to you). Everything else will be provided for you (i.e. orientation materials, lunch/dinner/refreshments, etc.). We encourage you to dress according to the weather and wear comfortable shoes as you will be on your feet throughout the day, including a campus tour.
Your orientation fee covers administrative expenses as well as materials that are provided for your Orientation ,and any food/refreshments.
While a parent may not attend orientation with you, in many cases a separate introductory program is available for parents in conjunction with Orientation activities. Contact the Orientation office for details.