Fall 2015 New Student Orientation

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Camp Team USA in Port-Jervis, NY, location of the overnight orientation

The planning process for Fall 2015 New Student Orientation is well under way. Please continue to check this page for updates to the orientation schedule. As move-in day approaches, we will contact admitted students with updated schedules. We can't wait to meet all of you and start the year off right!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015

9AM-3PM – RESIDENCE HALL MOVE IN

Residence Hall, 29 3rd Avenue
Welcome to your new home! Upon arrival, you will be given move-in materials including your room key, mailbox key, and a room condition and inventory report. If at all possible, please do abide by the staggered move-in times supplied by the Residence Life staff. Times have been staggered to facilitate a smooth move in. The Residence Life staff will be available to greet you and help with the move-in process.

1-4PM – NEIGHBORHOOD TOURS

Outside Residence Hall Entrance
Come see what the East Village has to offer. Resident Assistants will be leading tours of the neighborhood, highlighting general points of interest and all of their favorite spots to buy school supplies, groceries, a bite to eat, a cup of coffee, and just about anything else you can imagine.

4-6PM – MANDATORY RESIDENCE HALL MEETING

Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper Square
The Residence Life staff will lead a mandatory meeting for all residential students. The staff will be covering important rules and regulations, so attendance will be taken. This meeting will also provide you with an opportunity to meet the entire Residence Life staff and ask questions about the building and/or Cooper in general.

6PM – INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION MEETING

Meet with the Dean of Students and the Director of International Students to discuss important issues such as Visa issues, healthcare, work permission, banking, cell phones, etc.

8PM – RESIDENCE HALL FLOOR MEETINGS

Various locations, Residence Hall
Resident Assistants will lead mandatory floor meetings. During this time, the Resident Assistant staff will discuss matters pertaining to the residence hall and provide an opportunity for floormates to meet and get to know one another.

9-11PM – RESIDENCE HALL WELCOME EVENT

Menschel Room, Residence Hall
Join the Residence Life staff for a low-key social event in the Residence Hall Menschel Room. There will be music, food, games, and good company. After a long day of moving, an enjoyable, relaxing night in the Residence Hall will surely be just what the doctor ordered.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015

Morning At Cooper – Address Registration Issues, Pay Bills, Tour Buildings, see Financial Aid, etc.

8-11AM – CALCULUS I PLACEMENT EXAM

Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper Square

1PM – DEPART COOPER UNION FOR CAMP TEAM USA

Before diving into New York City and the academic year, we hope you'll join us for this exciting overnight trip. Camp Team USA is located in Port Jervis, New York and boasts water activities, sprawling athletic fields, hiking trails, and top-notch housing and dining facilities. Over the course of our time at Camp Team USA, you'll have plenty of opportunities to bond with your fellow classmates by taking part in any of the structured activities, or simply relaxing in a beautiful country setting.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015

Day at CAMP TEAM USA

Enjoy a full day at Camp Team USA! The day will consist of both structured and unstructured time and activities to get to know each other better before classes begin. There will be upperclassmen at Camp as well as faculty, staff, administrators, trustees, and alumni!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015

10AM – DEPART CAMP TEAM USA FOR COOPER UNION

EVENING SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015

COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENTS

NYC SCAVENGER HUNT

PICNIC IN THE PARK

MOVIE NIGHT

EVENING SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2015

CULTURE CLUB BREAKFAST

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY INTRODUCTIONS

EVENING SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

MONDAY, August 31, 2015

8AM – CLASSES BEGIN

 

  • 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.