Class of 2024 Orientation

The Macaulay staff and faculty are excited to meet you. We’re working hard to prepare for your arrival and have designed a series of events to help you transition to life as a Macaulay student. All events will take place virtually between August 16-19th. 

All first year students are required to participate in all Orientation events.



Pre-Orientation Sessions

Macaulay Honors College Class of 2024 OrientationComplete Pre-Orientation session and activities prior to the first day of Orientation 8/16


Day 1: Outward Bound

Macaulay Mountain LionSunday, 8/16 or Monday, 8/17
3 1/2 hour session
Login to your 2024 Orientation app to find your assigned day and session.

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The emphasis of Day #1 of orientation is on community building, skills building and class bonding, and will be held virtually on Zoom, led by trained Outward Bound staff as well as returning Macaulay student peer mentors.


Day 2:  Community Resources

cTuesday, August 18
Log in to your 2024 Orientation app to find your unique schedule for the day, including Zoom links!

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Day #2 is your Community Resources Day, and on this day you will meet the Macaulay staff; 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.

Find your schedule for the day and Zoom links in the Orientation Portal:

Day 3: IDEA Sessions

Student with laptopWednesday, August 19 
11am – 1pm: Baruch, CSI, John Jay, Lehman and City
2pm – 4pm: Hunter, Queens, and Brooklyn

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IDEA Day (Orientation Day 3) is August 19, 2020. You will meet with students from your Seminar 1 class in an interactive Zoom session led by your Teaching and Learning Collaboratatory Fellow. You will receive an email close to the date of the event with information about how to join the session.

Sessions will be two hours, with sessions in the morning and the afternoon, broken down by campus.

August 19, 11AM-1PM: Baruch, CSI, John Jay, Lehman and City
August 19, 2-4PM: Hunter, Queens, and Brooklyn

Learn more about IDEA Day, your TLC, and what to do when you get your laptop.

If you have questions about IDEA Sessions, please email Lisa Brundage at

Club Macaulay

Students can use Club Macaulay to view a complete list of clubs and organizations that are available to join, browse through and register for upcoming events, select what messages to receive from clubs, and more!​


Macaulay offers special programming for family members who support our students.