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 – 3pm
Welcome Address

3pm - 6pm For Students

3pm – 3:30pm
Welcome and Overview of Orientation

3:30pm – 5pm
Small Group Discussions

5pm – 6pm
Large Group Discussion

3pm - 6pm For Parents and Families

3pm – 4pm
Welcome and Overview of Cooper Union

4pm – 6pm
Academic Programs Overview for Parents

6pm – 8pm
Welcome Reception – Parents, Families and Students

8pm - ?
Evening Social Activities for Students


Thursday, August 30, 2018

9am – Noon
Academic Programs Orientation

Noon – 2pm
Community Lunch

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

  • Cooper Union E-mail: How it works and How to use it
  • How to view student schedule
  • How to view grades
  • How to view and pay bill
  • How to register for classes
  • Moodle and Academic Computing

3:00pm – 4pm
Financial Aid and Student Financial Services

5pm – 6:30pm
Symposium on Community Values


Friday, August 31, 2018

9am – 12pm
Student Wellness and Identity

  • Student Affairs Overview
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Substance Use and Misuse

Noon – 1pm

1:30pm – 3pm
Security – Safety

4pm – 5pm
Cooper Union History and Traditions

5pm – 6pm

6pm – ?
Evening Activities and Social Opportunities


Saturday, September 1, 2018

Social Opportunities and New York City Experiences


Sunday, September 2, 2018

Social Opportunities and New York City Experiences


Monday, September 3, 2018 (Labor Day)

Social Opportunities and New York City Experiences

  • 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.