CSI’s New Student Orientation Program, Fall 2015

This summer, the College is expecting 2,500 incoming students to participate in SPLASH: CSI’s New Student Orientation program, beginning in June. This program is designed to help new students become familiar with the CSI campus, provide them with the necessary information they need to become successful students, and help them navigate through their initial advisement and registration process for their first semester of classes.

Volunteer staff members from across the campus, who have assisted with the orientation programs in the past, have been a tremendous help in making these programs successful for our incoming students. In continuing these efforts, I write to you at this time to encourage your support and participation as volunteers in the orientation programs for fall 2015. The SPLASH sessions are scheduled to occur on the following dates:

-June 4 and June 5 (Thursday and Friday)

-June 11 and June 12 (Thursday and Friday)

-July 1 and July 2 (Wednesday and Thursday)

-July 8 and July 9 (Wednesday and Thursday)

-July 15 and July 16 (Wednesday and Thursday)

-July 29 and July 30 (Wednesday and Thursday)

Aug. 5 and Aug. 6 (Wednesday and Thursday)

Aug. 13 and Aug. 14 (Thursday and Friday)

Aug. 20 and Aug. 21 (Thursday and Friday)

There are some activities in which volunteer support is needed on both days of the orientation programs, including assistance with the check-in process on Day One and guiding students through the registration process on Day Two. Please see below for more details regarding designated times and specific information regarding each of these activities:

Check-In Process

Volunteers are needed to welcome students to CSI and to help check them into the orientation program. Volunteers are paired with a New Student Orientation Leader, and will assist a Leader at a check-in table.

On Day One of Each Orientation:

(June 4, June 11, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 29, Aug. 5, Aug. 13, and Aug. 20)

Time                            Volunteer Position       Volunteers Needed

8:00am-9:15am      Check-In                          Ten per session

Advisement Supplement Staff

Please see the online letter from the Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS) regarding more information about the advisement supplemental staff volunteers and more details about training sessions.

On Day Two of each Orientation:

(June 5, June 12, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 30, August 6, August 14, and August 21)

Time                            Volunteer Position                               Volunteers Needed

11:15am-1:00pm    Advisement Supplemental Staff      20 per session

3:10pm-5:00pm      Advisement Supplemental Staff      20 per session

If you are interested in volunteering for SPLASH, please consult with your department supervisor regarding your intent to participate in the orientation activity on the dates and times listed above. After receiving permission to participate, please forward your preferences to vicki.lehrer@csi.cuny.edu in the Office of New Student Programs. If you have any questions regarding the assignments, the dates, or the times, please do not hesitate to contact michael.maslankowski@csi.cuny.edu, Interim Director of New Student Programs.

Thank you in advance for your participation and for supporting our incoming students to CSI.