Fall 2020 New Student Orientation
We are hard at work planning for a robust Orientation experience for you! Orientation information will continue to be updated here.
We will be communicating with you throughout the summer to start preparing you for your studies at Cooper Union and for the new experiences and relationships you’ll be building.
We’ll begin with some materials for you to review and think through and then as we enter August, we’ll begin providing more in-depth information about your new student experience. All of this is designed to help provide you with the tools, resources, skills, and connections that you’ll need when you officially join our community in late August.
Here is an initial schedule of the topics and themes we’ll be covering with you during the Orientation period before classes begin:
Week of July 13 - Transitioning from High School to College
Week of July 20 - Cooper Union Educational Systems and Technology
Week of July 27 - Student Life – Clubs, Organizations, and Student Government; Meet your Peer Mentor
Week of August 3 - Welcome to your Academic Program; Career Development and the World of Work
Week of August 10 - Student Wellbeing, Health, and Healthy Relationships
Week of August 17 - Community Standards and Expectations
Week of August 24 - Critical Thought and Difficult Dialogues – Focus on Intersectional Justice; Academic Support Resources; International Student Mixer and Programs
Week of August 31 - Classes Begin!
Orientation programs and updates will continue throughout the fall 2020 semester as you begin your studies with us.
Beginning July 13, 2020, new students will be provided with a weekly Orientation Bulletin that outlines the topics of that week and provides you with the key resources you’ll need as you continue your journey with us. Resources will be a combination of videos, virtual meetings, online courses, and materials to read and review. All these materials will also be housed in one central location for you to access throughout your first year and beyond. More information about how and when to begin accessing this central location will be sent in a later Orientation Bulletin and will be our focus the week of July 20.
In addition to the topics and themes noted above, we’ll also be offering regular virtual social activities for you to engage in where you can get to know your fellow new students as well as begin to get to know our current student body. We’ll provide regular updates to you these opportunities to engage and we’ll also include them in the weekly Orientation Bulletins. These social events will also be publicized on the class Facebook group.
Graduate students: You will receive information directly from your academic program and/or graduate advisor with details about welcoming you into your programs.