Even before the freshman year begins, students will attend many orientation events. The All-University Welcome Week is designed to help students find their place within the University and within New York City. The LS Freshman Orientation brings together new students, returning students, faculty, and staff during the week before classes begin to prepare students for the academic year. Orientation provides the opportunity for freshmen to meet one another, meet their advisers, and become familiar with the various services of the program and the University. The concepts and goals of LS are identified and explained by faculty and administrators and provide the basis for small discussion groups and informal seminars. Students attend a reading by the author of the freshman summer reading, such as former US poet laureate Billy Collins, and discuss the work with their faculty mentor. Representatives of over 350 NYU student clubs and organizations are busy recruiting during orientation, including the clubs and organizations specifically sponsored by LS. Orientation helps students begin the school year well informed about the goals and expectations of their first year in college.
The Liberal Studies Core Program Freshman Orientation will be held the week of August 27, 2012. Incoming freshmen will attend the Dean's Welcome Convocation, meetings with their faculty advisors and academic advisors, the Common Reading lecture, and student life sessions with peers, student council officers, and career development counselors, among other activities. All Liberal Studies freshmen will receive their individualized LS Freshman Orientation schedule via their NYU email in early August 2012.
| Freshman Orientation
|LS Student Orientation Leaders.