Updates on the Fall 2020 Semester
News and information about SVA’s plans for online instruction, and more.
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Orientation at SVA offers students the opportunity to meet faculty, staff and other students before classes begin. It also helps acclimate new students to the SVA campus, community and NYC.


Orientation event links for Welcome Week will be published by 8pm ET the night before each event. Registration Links and event information will be available through on this page under Program Dates.



If you have any questions, please contact Student Affairs by phone at 212.592.2214 or email studentaffairs@sva.edu.

Fall 2020 Orientation

  • Program Dates

    Welcome Week

    Sept. 20–26

    Sunday, Sept. 20
    Monday, Sept. 21
    • 11AM–12PM

      Undergraduate Student Welcome Program | Pre-recorded Video

      Attendance is required for all undergraduate students.

    • 12:30–1:30PM

      International Student Welcome | Pre-recorded Video

      Attendance is required for all F-1 undergraduate students.

    • 2–3PM

      LinkUp SVA 3 | Live Zoom Meetings

      Ask your OL for meeting details. Connect with other incoming SVA students in a small group.

    • 7–9PM

      Drag Queen Bingo! | Live Zoom Meeting (*Sign up via Eventbrite)

      Join NYC’s #1 Bingo Queen for a night of laughs and prizes. Hosted by Student Engagement and Leadership.

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