New Student Orientation



We have many tips, tricks, and tools to aid and support your academic journey. Hear our recommendations on how to prepare for the first day of class, learn why a syllabus is so important. and meet the people ready to help YOU be successful at Herkimer College.

Orientation will also include a session on “What do grit, and perseverance mean to you?” We’ll also discuss expectations for the new year, the Orientation Course in GO, and next steps. And we will conclude with a
Q & A!

New ONLINE students (students who are taking ALL of their coursework online) must choose ONE virtual session to participate in.

Choose One:

Session A:  Wednesday, August 21st, 4:00 pm 

Session B: Wednesday, August 21st , 7:00 pm 

Students are encouraged to check their College email for additional information. 


New Student Information Session:

Wednesday, August 14th at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.

This brief virtual meeting will cover all you need to know before you arrive on campus, and also what's expected of you at New Student Orientation. 

*Links to each session will be sent to your Herkimer email for more details. 

New Student Orientation

Saturday, August 24th & Sunday August 25th

New Student Orientation is required for all new students commuting or residing on campus.

Details forthcoming. 

Through this Orientation course, I learned how special Herkimer College really is! The orientation course is both informative and applicable regardless of whether you live on campus or not, or whether you are a traditional or non-traditional student. Herkimer has so many support systems in place to assist in making the student’s experience a positive one. Everyone’s “door is open” to help students be successful, from professors and advisors to 24/7 hotlines when someone is in crisis.
Heather Wachob
Medical Coding/Transcriptionist