Farmingdale State College Orientation

2020 Orientation Notice

Our 2020 Orientation will be conducted online in late summer. Details will be coming soon and students will be notified by email. Our Orientation will provide training and interactive activities to help you became familiar with Farmingdale and adjusted to the college student experience. We look forward to seeing all the members of the Class of 2024 when classes begin in the Fall.

Please continue to monitor the FSC website for updates regarding Orientation.

What Should You Do Next?

Congratulations on making this important decision. The information below will assist you in your transition to becoming a successful Farmingdale State student. Please read carefully, and if you need further clarification, information or support, contact the Orientation Office at 934-420-2104.

-Pay your Advanced Tuition Deposit (0) by mail or in person (bring your letter of acceptance to the Student Accounts office in Laffin Hall). Additionally, you can pay the Admissions Deposit online by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) in the Student Account Payment/Billing Center. Once logged in, click "Deposits" and follow the instructions. Note: Your deposit must be received prior to advisement and registration.

-Determine if free placement testing is needed for English and Math via a letter from the Admissions Office. Taking these tests prior to Orientation will facilitate your academic advisement and registration. Please contact Placement Testing for an appointment at 934-420-2629.

-Submit your student immunization records. In accordance with NYS law, all new students must submit proof of immunization and their health records to the Health and Wellness Center. You must sign a meningitis info sheet (pdf). Failure to do either one or both of these in a timely manner automatically results in disenrollment of the student. There are no refunds for students who fail to comply with this state law.


Please be advised, students who have an additional departmental orientation program (ie. Dental Hygiene etc.) are required to partake in both the mandatory FSC orientation AND their departmental program. Please contact your respective department for further details.

 -Visit the Advisement Directory. Click on your degree program and then to your major to learn the precise instructions to follow for advisement and registration for fall courses.

-Set up your student e-mail account. This is the primary means of communication used by the College. Registered students are provided with an e-mail account and you are expected to check it regularly. See our email FAQ for more information.

-Decide on a meal plan. Students, whether commuters or residents, are eligible for a wide variety of meal plans and dining options. The Office of Dining Services is located in the Farmingdale Campus Center, right next to the Campus Center Marketplace.

There are several choices for dining on campus, most of which are housed in the brand new Farmingdale Campus Center:

  • Campus Center Marketplace is a large food court offering fresh, made-to-order burgers and chicken sandwiches, hand-cut fries, pressed paninis, hot noodle bowls, comfort foods and hand-carved meats and tossed salads. This location also has personal thin crust pizza, made-to-order, as well as grab 'n go salads and sandwiches, hot coffee, bottled and fountain beverages, milkshakes and smoothies.

  • Campus Center Pay One Price Restaurant is an all-you-care-to-eat facility that is open to everyone.  You will find soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza, grilled items, and a daily changing menu prepared by our chefs, all served in a comfortable and relaxing dining atmosphere.  Cash, credit cards and declining balance meal plans are all accepted.  As a resident student, your meals are included in your meal plan.  Commuters may purchase (add declining dollars) a commuter meal plan which gives you a 10% discount and allows you to make all food purchases sales tax free.  Information on commuter meal plans is available in the Dining Services Office or call 631-293-2778.

  • EcoGrounds, located next to the Marketplace in the Campus Center, is a full coffee bar serving fresh-brewed coffee and teas, blended and iced coffee drinks, and a selection of delicious baked goods and snacks.

  • Books and Beans, located in Greenley Hall offers a computer & coffee lounge with everything from Starbucks cappucinos to lattes to fresh brewed coffee, herbal and exotic teas, sandwiches, salads, and cookies.

-Purchase your books. The Campus Bookstore (934-420-2071) is operated by Barnes & Noble and is located in the Campus Center. The staff is friendly, helpful and you will also find a wide variety of supplies and college items.

-Pay your tuition bill. Your bill will be sent to you once you have registered. For further information: contact Student Accounts at 934-420-2560 or Financial Aid at 934-420-2578. These offices can provide you with details about your bill and aid package. All students must pay their tuition by the deadline.

-Secure a student ID and parking permit through University Police once you have paid your tuition and registered for classes. Students are asked to carry their Farmingdale ID whenever they are on campus.

-If you plan to reside on campus, contact Residence Life at 934-420-2010.