Fall 2018 New Student Orientation

**The Fall 2018 New Student Orientation schedule listed below is subject to change. The dates of orientation are firm, but the specific schedule and events may change.**

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

7am – Noon
Residence Hall Move In / Campus ID Photo Taking

Noon – 2pm
Welcome Lunch

Noon – 2pm
International Student and Family Gathering

2pm – 4pm
Welcome Address - President Sparks and Leadership
Welcome Reception - Parents, Families and Students

4pm - 5pm
Parent and Family Goodbyes

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Orientation Overview (New Students Only)

6:30pm - ?
Joint Student Council Evening Social Activities


Thursday, August 30, 2018

8am - 11am
Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper Square

Math Placement Exam

9am – Noon
Academic Programs Orientation (Including Academic Integrity)

Noon – 1:30pm
Community Lunch

2pm – 3pm
Administrative Systems
Student Information Systems: Access and Use

  • Overview of all systems and credentials to access
  • How to view student schedule
  • How to view grades
  • How to view and pay bills
  • How to register for classes
  • Moodle and Academic Computing

3pm – 4:30pm
Financial Aid and Student Financial Services

5pm – 6pm
Student Affairs / Dean of Student Support Services (Includes Student Care, Student Activities and Career Development)

6:30pm - 8pm
Cooper Union History and Traditions followed by Dinner and Alumni Dessert Welcome

8pm - ?
Evening Social Activities - TBD


Friday, August 31, 2018

8am - 10am
Electrical Engineering ECE-160 Placement Exam

11am – 1pm
Title IX and Student Diversity

Noon – 1pm

2pm – 3pm
NYPD / Safety & Security

5pm – 6pm
Social Dinner

6pm - ?
Evening Social Activities - TBD


Saturday, September 1, 2018

NYC Resources and Tours

Peer Leader and RA Activities

Student Clubs and Organization Activities


Sunday, September 2, 2018

NYC Resources and Tours

Peer Leader and RA Activities

Student Clubs and Organization Activities


Monday, September 3, 2018 (Labor Day)

Individual Student Council Meetings

Building and Facilities Tours

Peer Leader and RA Activities

Student Clubs and Organization Activities

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.