Transfer Orientation

Attendance at both parts of orientation is required for all new transfer students, as they transition into their first semester of the Old Westbury community.

Be sure you have completed everything on the Transfer Orientation Checklist before attending any part of the Orientation program.

Summer 2022 Transfer Orientation

Part 1: In-Person Orientation Program

Emails are sent out weekly, to newly accepted transfer students with registration instructions. We use the email you put on your admissions application as well as your campus email.  Orientation sessions are academic-specific and you will attend based upon your accepted major. 

  • Thursday, June 9, 2022, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  ALL SCHOOLS (Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Professional Studies)
    • Advising for this session will take place from around May 2 through June 15
  • Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. SCHOOL OF BUSINESS* and SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. SCHOOL OF EDUCATION*
  • Thursday, August 11, 2022, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
    • Advising for all August attendees will take place from around June 16 through August 12

*Transfer students must be accepted by the Admissions Office into the programs within these schools.

Part 2: Advisement (approximately 30-45 mins.)

Advisement corresponds with the session you select and will be provided ahead to students registered for an orientation session. Advisement is based upon appointment availability set by faculty within each department.  Instructions for advisement will be sent separately, to your campus email, after you have been confirmed for orientation. Please note that students who miss their orientation session without contacting the department to reschedule within 24-hours of their assigned session, will be de-registered from their courses.

  • Advising timeline for June 9 session: May 2-June 15
  • Advising timeline for ALL August sessions:  June 16-August 12

Please note that ALL TRANSFERS MUST PAY THEIR TUITION DEPOSIT IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ORIENTATION ADVISEMENT!  While we communicate initially with your personal email address, all orientation confirmations and advising instructions are sent to your Old Westbury email address. In addition, a $50 orientation fee will be added to your account.