Class of 2020 Orientation
Congratulations to the Macaulay Honors College Class of 2020!
We look forward to seeing you and to sharing your experiences as Macaulay Honors College students.
All first year students are expected to attend Orientation, which will take place on August 21, 22, and 23 this year.
Sunday, August 21st, 9:30am – 5:00pm
Outward Bound Day at Lehman College »
The emphasis of Day #1 of orientation is on community building, skills building and class bonding, and will be held on the Lehman College campus, led by trained Outward Bound staff as well as returning Macaulay student leaders. Please read the following “welcome” from the Directors of New York City Outward Bound for specific instructions:
PROGRAM START LOCATION:
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468-1589
Apex Building, Gate 7 off Bedford Park Blvd. West.
HOW TO GET THERE
The 4, or D trains to Bedford Park Blvd Bronx, NY By Bus
The Bx2, Bx10, Bx22, or Bx28 to Lehman College
Limited bus transportation is available on a first come first served basis, to bring students from Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island directly to the Lehman College orientation site. Buses are provided free of charge.
If you have any questions regarding transportation, feel free to contact Chris Daversa at email@example.com
WHAT WILL THE DAY BE LIKE
You will be walking in small groups of about 15 students at Lehman College throughout the day. Lunch will be provided. For most of the day you will participate in teambuilding activities that may include running, lifting, jumping, and maybe even dancing. Be prepared for a fun, active day!
WHAT TO WEAR DURING THE PROGRAM
This is a rain or shine event. You will be spending all day outside. Dress appropriately for the weather and for a physically active day. It's best to wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing that may get dirty and sneakers or athletic shoes. No sandals please! Bring lots of energy and a sense of adventure.
It is very important for our staff to know about any medical issues that might affect your participation in any way. Please include any medical concerns or allergies. All correspondence will be kept strictly confidential. NYC Outward Bound reserves the right to deny participation, in whole or part, to anyone for whom a signed Liability Release is not submitted.
For more information email Jgrinnell@nycoutwardbound.org or call (718) 706-9900 and Ask for Jeff Grinnell, Course Director, Adventure and Team Building Programs.
Click here for the Outward Bound Day at Lehman College letter.
Monday, August 22nd, 10:30am – 5:30pm
Macaulay Community Resources Day at John Jay »
*Your specific campus may also hold a separate meeting between 9:00am – 10:00am
Day #2 is your Community Resources Day, and on this day you will meet the Macaulay Academic Affairs and Student Development staff teams; your Macaulay campus Advisors; representatives from the Macaulay Scholars Council and our numerous Macaulay student organizations; as well as representatives from a select number of our community service partner organizations.
HOW TO GET THERE
Take the 1, A, B, C or D to the 59th street – Columbus Circle
Tuesday, August 23rd
IDEA Sessions at Macaulay, 35 West 67th Street »
The final part of Macaulay orientation is a 2 1/2 hour ideas session where we show you how Macaulay supports student innovation.
As a prelude to the semester's coursework we'll gather in Macaulay classrooms for some conversations about art. Yes, art. Iconic works of art offer a wonderful opportunity for critical thinking. These casual explorations of ideas are a unique and eye-opening Macaulay tradition--and fun way to meet your new classmates.
We'll introduce you to our Instructional Technology Fellows, experts in the academic environment who'll work with you throughout your time at Macaulay. An ITF coaches student ideas and visions into high quality academic output through tech tools like multimedia production, data analytics and more.
You will also receive communication tools including a Macaulay eportfolio account and a Macaulay email address and (Woo!) your brand new MacBook Air.
Macaulay Honors College
35 West 67th Street
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IDEA Session times are listed below. Find the FIRST LETTER of your LAST NAME in the table to see your appointment time. The day is on a very tight schedule, so please come on time to your assigned appointment.
|First Letter of Last Name||Workshop Time|
If you have questions about IDEA Day, please email Joseph Ugoretz, PhD Senior Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT: We need several pieces of information from you prior to orientation activities:
The final Orientation item also happens to be your first Macaulay Common Event:
Macaulay Night at the Museum – Wednesday, September 14, 6:30pm
An exclusive welcome to the Class of 2020 at the Brooklyn Museum, and an introduction to the experience of art and its role in the life of the city
Please be on the lookout for further details, coming to you, soon, from Senior Associate Dean Ugoretz.
What to Expect
See Last Year's Orientation Video Watch now »
Check out the Class of 2019 Orientation Photo Gallery! View here »