Transfer Orientation

Transfer Orientation


Your Journey to becoming a Fierce Advocate for Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice!

While we won’t be able to host you on campus this summer for orientation activities, we have put together a robust program for you to learn all about your new home – John Jay College! The sessions below will introduce you to campus life, important resources, and your new classmates.

The information you learn in our orientation will provide a great foundation of knowledge so you’ll be ready to go in the Fall.

How to Register for Your Orientation

Starting in mid-June, after you submit your deposit to John Jay College of Criminal Justice, you will receive an email with a link to your New Student portal. This is your home base! Accessing the Online Orientation Portal, register for orientation, claim your email, setting up your John Jay Zoom account and much more.

The New Student Orientation process is designed to help you settle into John Jay College. It is not intended to replace your advising session or registration steps.  For more information about advisement, visit here:

Orientation Schedule

We know you have busy schedules, so we are offering orientation topics with multiple times throughout the month of August. Choose the one which works best for you.

Welcome - Have the unique opportunity to meet with college leadership with other incoming freshmen students.

  • Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 1:00pm
  • Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 5:00pm


Ask Me Anything - During this session, you will be paired with a group of other incoming students and a student leader to answer your questions about being a John Jay student

  • Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 2:30pm
  • Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 6:30pm


Academic Journey - Join the Student Academic Success Programs to learn more about your academic journey at John Jay and learn more about John Jay College.

  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 1:00pm
  • Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 5:00pm


Transfer Student Experience - Meet with members from the Center for Career and Professional Development, the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership and Community Outreach and Service Learning and Pre-Law Institute

  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 2:30pm
  • Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 6:30pm


Evening Social Hours - These three sessions are geared to allowing you to connect with other John Jay students!

  • Hobbies/Interest Breakout Rooms - Monday, August 9, 2021 at 6:00pm
  • Escape Room- Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 6:00pm
  • Identities Breakout Rooms - Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 6:00pm


Alumni Panel

  • Monday, August 16, 2021 at 6:00pm


Bloodhound Values - During this session you will learn about the core values of John Jay and how that affects the John Jay culture and how you can be a Fierce Advocate of Justice.

  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 1:00pm-2:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 5:00pm-6:30pm


Playfair - Playfair is a high-spirited, high-energy event that allows you to engage and laugh with fellow new students in large and small group settings. You will feel a part of an exciting new campus community. It’s team building, it’s comedy, and it’s lots of fun!

  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 3:00pm
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 5:00pm



How do I access the New Student Orientation

You will get an email with the New Student Portal. In this portal, you will find instructions for accessing your account, using your John Jay email, for the Online Orientation Portal along with the New Student Orientation Zoom Session schedule and the links to register for them. All sessions will be held on Zoom

Can I ask questions?

Definitely! We’ll have the live Q&A feature active in the Online Orientation Portal and all sessions, so ask away!

Will I be on video?

No, you won’t be on video for these sessions. Pajamas are a completely acceptable dress code.

Will I register for classes here?

No, these sessions are not registration. Please follow the steps in your admitted student portal to complete all enrollments steps.

Do I need to attend all of the sessions?

Yes, we request that you do attend all of the sessions to ensure a complete experience. We don’t want you to miss anything and want you to be prepared for the Fall.

Should I take notes?

Of course! We will also post videos of the orientations so that you can review them later.