New Student Orientation FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is New Student Orientation? Is it important to attend?

    Molloy's Orientation program brings the University together to welcome new students. During Orientation, students will have the opportunity to become better accustomed to the academic environment, the support services, and the important locations at Molloy to be successful during their time at Molloy.

  • Is New Student Orientation mandatory?

    Yes, our orientation program will prepare you for a great start at Molloy by answering questions about academic, social and logistical matters before you begin your classes in September; for this reason, attendance at orientation is required.

  • Is overnight stay in the residence hall mandatory?

    No. While we strongly encourage all students to stay overnight as part of the orientation experience, it is not required. However, confirming your attendance at New Student Orientation means making the commitment to be on campus from 9:00 a.m. on day one through 1 p.m. on day two. You are still required to be on campus until at least 8:30 p.m. on day one of your orientation session. Day one programming will run until at least 11 p.m. As part of your registration you will be able to indicate if you plan to spend the night.

  • What should I bring to New Student Orientation?

    Bedding (sheets, blanket, and pillow), comfortable clothes, notebook and pen, shower shoes, sneakers, sunglasses, sweatshirt, toiletries, towel, medications. It is highly recommended that you wear sneakers or comfortable shoes to orientation.

  • How do I register for New Student Orientation?

    Registration for Orientation 2024 is now open! Please go to and login using the username and password as when you login to the Admissions portal. 

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  • How do I make my schedule? Do I select my own classes?

    The Student Solution Center team works with all incoming first-year students to create their schedules through one-on-one appointments or small group registration sessions. Check your email and sign up for an appointment as soon as possible to select classes for the fall semester. Students who do not sign up for an appointment prior to NSO will have a schedule created for them that they will be able to view in Lion’s Den.

  • I am unable to attend. How do I receive my schedule?

    All first-year students will have access to their fall schedule on their Lion's Den account.  Any questions can be directed to the Student Solution Center at 516 323-4400.  We will also be offering a Last Call Orientation for those that are unable to attend during the summer right before classes start. Stay tuned for more information regarding this program.  

  • Are meals provided?

    All meals will be provided during New Student Orientation. Please be sure to note on the RSVP form if you have any dietary restrictions. 

  • How will I know which session I am attending?

    Orientation sessions are on a first-come-first-served basis. Please RSVP for the session that fits your schedule best, and you will receive confirmation of which session you are signed up for. More information regarding what to pack and other logistics will be sent out as the session gets closer.

  • Can I bring my car?

    Yes, students are allowed to have vehicles on campus during New Student Orientation.

  • Are my parents/family members invited to orientation?

    Yes, we welcome the opportunity to introduce your family to Molloy. Family will be invited to attend a family orientation held on the first day of each session. Please be sure to register using the link included on the Orientation website.

  • What else do I need to do to prepare for the Fall?

    All new students will be asked to complete an online Canvas course with important resources to prepare for the Fall including educational modules and information regarding the first-year common reading book. More information regarding this course will be shared during Orientation and will be sent to your Molloy email.

  • What other opportunities are there for connecting with other members of my class?

    All new students are encouraged to participate in the various summer orientation experiences.  More information regarding this will be posted on the Molloy Orientation website, sent out to all new students, and included in the Orientation Canvas course. There will also be Zoom sessions throughout the summer to prepare for the start of the academic year highlighting various Molloy resources.

  • Can I request a roommate while spending the night in the residence halls?

    Yes, please be sure to fill in their name as part of the registration form and have them request you as well.

  • If I have a question but I am not sure where to turn who should I call or email?

    You can always contact us at or 516-323-3459