First Year Orientation

First Year Orientation

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First Year Orientation

(required for undergraduates)
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First Year Orientation events are designed to make sure you feel right at home on campus. Through this series of events you will also take care of placement testing, registering for classes, getting your email address and student ID, and several other rites of passage for a Saint Peter’s University student. Once your deposit is received, and processed, you will receive information about which of the placement tests you will be required to take. Some students may be eligible for an exemption depending on their SAT/ACT test scores or invitation to the Honors Program.

Events to help new students prepare for their start at Saint Peter’s University are planned for dates throughout the summer and for the weekend prior to the start of the semester. Peacock Prep Day and First Year Orientation Weekend are both designed to help make sure you feel right at home.

All new, first-year students must:

Take placement tests – tests must be completed prior to attending Peacock Prep Day (unless you have an exemption).
Attend Peacock Prep Day
Attend First Year Orientation

Your notification will indicate which test(s) you are “required” to take or if you are “exempt” from taking a test. In addition to taking placement test, you are able to sign up for your Peacock Prep Day and secure your seat for the start-of-the-semester. Although not required, it is encouraged to attend an Accepted Student Day to learn more about next steps and life in Peacock Nation.

Accepted Students Day

Attend one of our Accepted Student Days to see firsthand what being a peacock is all about. Tour our campus, meet your future classmates and faculty, visit our residence halls, learn about financing your education, explore student organizations, and more!

Peacock Prep Day

Peacock Prep Day is a mandatory one-day program for all first year students and their parents or guardians. During this event you will take care of registering for classes, meeting students, creating a financial plan and more! This is the time to get ready for the fall and receive your fall semester academic schedule, meet with a financial aid counselor for a final review of your tuition bill, and connect with campus resources to aid you and your family in the transition to university life.

In order to register for Peacock Prep Day students must first pay their tuition deposit and, prior to attending Peacock Prep, students must have taken their placement exams. Once students sign up for a Peacock Prep date, the Office of First Year Experience will reach out to confirm your attendance and provide you details about the event.

Parents or guardians are strongly encouraged to join us at Peacock Prep Day. The parents’ program is separate from the students’ program. Sessions help prepare for the role of parenting a college student. Parents also learn about academic expectations and are introduced to Saint Peter’s important policies and processes.

Dates: choose from June 18th, July 15 and August 6; students enrolling in the EOF program will receive new student registration and advising through the program, but are required to participate in First Year Orientation in August. Students from out-of-state are required to attend. Saint Peter’s University has recommended hotels for students and their families. Please contact the Office of Admission for more information.

First Year Orientation

After a summer of relaxing, working and getting ready for college, we have one more weekend to help our all our first year students prepare for the start of the semester. First Year Orientation is when resident students move onto campus and then are joined by commuting students, transfer students and International students for an energized two-day event. By the end of orientation, students will have connected to campus resources and opportunities for student success. The orientation team will provide all of the essential experiences on August 23rd and 24th.

Student Move-in – Resident students only
Resident students move-in day is a festive day welcoming students to their home away from home! Students must be financially cleared and have completed their health/immunization forms prior to move-in day.

Placement Testing

Placement testing information is forthcoming.  Check back here or in your portal in the coming weeks for updated information