Bloodhound posing on the Jay Walk.
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Spring 2024
New Student Orientation (NSO)

Learn about campus resources & meet students, faculty, and staff. Dates:

  • New first-year students - 8/12/2024 OR 8/14/2024 OR 8/15/2024
  • New transfer students - 8/13/2024 OR 8/21/2024
  • New graduate students - 8/22/2024
  • New international students - 8/26/2024
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Join our
Parent & Family Programs

Parents & family are important members of the College community! Find out how to get involved.

Faculty at New Student Convocation
Celebrate with us at
New Student Convocation

New Student Convocation is your formal induction into the college community. Our fall 2024 date is Thursday, August 29, 2024. Watch this space for updates.

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Participate in
Weeks of Welcome

Weeks of Welcome (WOW) happen at the beginning of each semester to welcome you to John Jay and to highlight student resources and activities. Some past events include coffee and brunch with the Student Council, open houses for college offices and departments, bingo, and more.

Spring 2024 Orientation Leader team
Student Employment Opportunities

There are four student employment opportunities within the Office of Student Transition Programs that are both seasonal and for the academic year depending on availability. These opportunities will: 

  • Foster professional & personal development & encourage students to create leadership identities
  • Develop students into stronger leaders who educate for justice on campus and beyond
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Celebrate at

We honor graduates with a ceremony at the end of spring semester.

Contact Student Transition Program

Room L.69NB
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019 
P: 646-557-4888

Student Transition Programs

The Office of Student Transition Programs, aligning with the divisional mission, aims to provide integrated student-centered educational activities that engages our urban commuter campus and promotes a holistic approach to student success and engaged learning.

The Office of Student Transition Programs utilizing a holistic approach to student success and engaged learning by providing integrated student-centered educational experiences to engage and inspire purposeful transitions for students and their families equipping them with resources, guidance and peer connections.

Student transitions such as the first year of college, transfer experience, degree completion, and new graduate student experiences are critical junctures in the educational pipeline and provide unique opportunities for postsecondary student learning and development.  These experiences include, but are not limited to: New Student Orientation, Weeks of Welcome, Convocation, Parent & Family programs, Commencement-related events, Commencement, and the Peer Ambassador Leadership Program.