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Gimme an A! The Secrets of College Success is an exciting, multimedia presentation designed to show you all you need to know to succeed in college. Based on the book, The Secrets of College Success – winner of a 2010 USA Book News “Best Book Award”— the hour-long event combines authoritative, high-value tips – all presented by professors – with games, prizes and whole-audience participation that keep students entertained and involved throughout the performance. Free Lunch Voucher for all attendees!
8:30 a.m. – Check in at the NYIT SUNY Residence Halls
Students will be checking into their fall assignments and be able to move their belongings into their new home away from home.
10:30 a.m. – Welcome at the NYIT Campus
Students and families will head over to the main campus at NYIT to begin their Orientation program with a welcome address from the Office of Campus Life.
11:00 a.m. – Discover Your Career Direction – with the Office of Career Services
11:35 a.m. – Parent and Family Session I
Student Session I
1:20 p.m. – Parent and Family Session II
Student Session II
2:15 p.m. – Dessert Reception with Staff and Administrators
3:00 p.m. – Return to the NYIT SUNY Residence Halls
Students and their families may return to the residence halls to finish unpacking and get settled.
5:00 p.m. – Goodbyes and Good Lucks
Parents and families leave the residence halls as their college student gets to know their fellow residential students and unpacks.
5:30 p.m. – Activities and Dinner for Residential Students
As you will see from Friday’s schedule there are parent and family session only on this day. Saturday’s schedule is only for students.
8:30 a.m. – Travel to NYIT
9:00 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
9:45 a.m. – Morning Energizer
10:30 a.m. – Student Session III
11:30 a.m. – Student Session IV
1:30 p.m. – Field Day Challenge
3:45 p.m. – Return to NYIT SUNY Residence Halls
We will have a bus service to bring students from the residence halls to the NYIT campus on Saturday.
Students attending this Orientation should bring the items they will need for the academic year. Please refer to Housing and Residential Life’s List of What to Bring: http://www.nyit.edu/campus_old_westbury/residence_halls/bring/
Directions to the residence halls: http://www.nyit.edu/campus_old_westbury/residence_halls/directions/
Parents and families are not allowed to stay with their students in the residence halls. There are a number of accommodations for families and parents locally which can be found here:http://nyit.edu/locations/manhattan/westbury_local_hotels/
We have added an additional Orientation date to help accommodate new students' summer schedules on August 8th. You may register and learn more about NYIT's Summer Orientation by visiting:
We look forward to seeing you there!
Robert Hammarberg, SGA president and Antonio Figueroa
From left to right: Michael Scarpa-Burnett, associate dean of campus life; Robert Hammarberg; Antonio Figueroa; Catherine, Antonio's girlfriend; Francy Magee, dean of campus life; Joanne West, administrative assistant to dean of campus life
Antonio Figueroa (third year, Health Science major) was excited to receive his prize on Friday, June 8, after being randomly selected as the winner of an iPad upon completing the Old Westbury 2012 SGA Student Life Satisfaction Survey.
Student Government Association President, Robert Hammarberg, put together a student satisfaction survey to gather feedback about improvements that could be made on the Old Westbury campus. The survey was comprised of 20 questions discussing topics ranging from on campus dining to accessing student pride. It was sent out to all 4,698 students of NYIT-Old Westbury and open for a period of two weeks. An astounding 1,229 students responded by the time the survey closed.
Students who participated in the survey had the option of entering themselves in a drawing to win a brand new iPad. Antonio Figueroa was randomly selected as the winner. When Antonio came to retrieve his prize, he stated how he was happy to take part in the survey. There is a hefty amount of data and comments to analyze, which President Hammarberg has already begun to do and looks forward to making changes suggested by student participants over the next year in his second term as SGA President. He would like to thank everyone who participated in the survey!
Congratulations to the newly-elected officers of the Student Government Association, Campus Programming Board, and Greek Letter Council at NYIT's New York campuses. Students elected to positions for the 2012-13 academic year include:
NYIT-Old Westbury Student Government Association
Campus Programming Board (Old Westbury)
Greek Letter Council (Old Westbury)
Executive Board for NYIT-Manhattan Student Government Association
Enjoy this video slideshow of the NYIT-Old Westbury SGA Awards Dinner on May 7, 2012.
All residents MUST check out 24 hours after their last exam or on Friday, May 18, no later than 6 p.m. - whichever is first!
Please Note: The Office of Housing and Residential Life will not be checking individuals out of room assignments. Following these instructions will help to avoid a bill.
Check-out will take place in your hall from
Students who do not check out properly will be assigned a $50 fine.
New Students: Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Returning Students: Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
In order for you to check in, the Office of Housing and Residential Life must have:
Note: You MUST have ALL documents PRIOR to your return for fall move-in.
Visit the Office of the Bursar in Harry Schure Hall or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus Programming Board at MayFest 2012 - NYIT Old Westbury's end of the year tradtional celebration! Good luck on finals everyone!
Left to Right: Andrew Shehata, Karen Lee, Alida Thompson, Syeda Haque, Mohamed Abbas, Navpreet Sachdev.
Faculty and staff members are invited to attend a "Relay for Lunch" event on Tuesday, April 10, 12:30-2 p.m. at the NYIT de Seversky Mansion. The buffet luncheon, donated by NYIT's Dining Services, will support NYIT's Relay for Life on Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. to Saturday, April 21 at 7 a.m. Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society's annual 24-hour event to raise awareness about the disease by bringing together families, friends, coworkers, neighbors, students, cancer survivors, and their caregivers. NYIT teams are participating in this important event for the fourth-straight year.
The cost of Relay for Lunch is a $20 minimum donation at the door. Make checks payable to the American Cancer Society. All proceeds will be donated to Relay for Life. To R.S.V.P. for the luncheon, email deSeversky@nyit.edu by Tuesday, April 3. For more information, email Dina Karafantis, assistant professor of behavioral sciences, at email@example.com or Michael Scarpa-Burnett, associate dean of student services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYIT has formed a steering committee to help solicit ideas and input about plans to construct residence halls in Old Westbury.
"Building residence halls on the Old Westbury campus is a project that we've wanted to undertake for many years," said NYIT President Edward Guiliano. "With our land use and financial plans approved by the NYIT Board of Trustees, we are now taking the next steps in having the project come to fruition."
Vice President for Financial Affairs Len Aubrey and Vice President for Information Technology and Infrastructure Niyazi Bodur are co-chairs of the new residence hall project steering committee that will seek comments from students, faculty, staff, and other groups. NYIT has engaged the architectural, engineering, and design firm of Fletcher Thompson to work on the development of the plans. In addition, over the next month, surveyors will be onsite to further develop land use and environmental surveys. Low-flying helicopters and planes will assist.
NYIT will also work closely with the villages of Old Westbury and Brookville to secure necessary approvals and ensure that NYIT remains a good neighbor. University representatives said planning and construction of the residence halls will take several years to complete.
Academic advising, supplemental instruction, and in-person and online tutoring are just some of the ways we help you succeed at NYIT!
Apply to become part of the Orientation Staff this summer.
Returning applicants who would like to apply for a more challenging role may apply for the Senior Orientation Leader/FYE Mentor position.
Students who have been Orientation Leaders in the past may reapply this year for the same position.
First time applicants may apply to be Orientation Leaders/FYE Mentors.
We have two new positions available this summer for students who will be graduating this May 2012 , Alumni, or students in graduate programs, Coordinator for Orientation and Assistant Coordinatior for Orientation.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.
Although every Relay For Life is different, there are certain traditions at all Relays, no matter where they are held. These traditions help participants celebrate, remember, and fight back.
On behalf of the Student Activities and Leadership Development Office and the Senior Week Committee, NYIT presents Senior Week, a week to remember!
Join us on Monday, May 16 through Friday, May 20, 2011 as we enjoy a trip to Central Park, Senior Appreciation Day, Wicked on Broadway, Dave and Busters, and the Spring Formal Boat Cruise.
This is probably the last outing you're going to have as an undergraduate, and it is up to you to make it a memorable one. There will be food, games and prizes throughout the day. What are you waiting for? It's all about having fun with people you have known for the last four years!
Price: $10.00 per person
Where: Central Park Great Hill located between 105th street and 106th street
When: 12:30- 4:30 p.m.
Take a minute and count all of the all-nighters that you pulled off, the amount of coffee you consumed and the number of hours you spent waiting for the elevator. Ran out of fingers to count on? Even though you haven't been keeping track of how much energy you have invested over the years, NYIT has! As a gift to celebrate your achievements here at the University, NYIT will host its first ever Senior Appreciation Day to commemorate all of the seniors. Come enjoy refreshments provided by the Annual Fund as well as giveaways in the Auditorium on Broadway.
Where: Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway
When: 12:30- 2:00 p.m.
For four years you have been cramming and studying non-stop for finals and midterms. Take a break and enjoy an evening with your closest friends and make it a night to remember by watching the Broadway hit Wicked, the 17th longest running show on Broadway! The play is based on a set of books by Gregory Maguire that will take you on a journey back to OZ as you will relive it through the eyes of the Wicked Witch of the West.
Where: Gershwin Theater, 222 West 51st
When: 8:00- 10:00 p.m.
Spend the evening at Dave and Busters where the entertainment options are endless. Enjoy a delicious buffet and an arcade with the latest interactive video games, Dave and Busters has something for everyone! You can't go wrong with a $10.00 game card and all the food you can eat!
Where: 42nd street, Time Square
When: 7:00- 11:00 p.m.
Join us for a wonderful evening of dinner, DJ and dancing, prizes and entertainment as we come together to celebrate the end of another successful school year here at NYIT.
For more information, click here.