First Year Orientation

Congratulations on your admission to Le Moyne College - home of the Dolphins! We are thrilled that you have accepted the invitation to enroll in our community and make Le Moyne College your home away from home. This page is an introduction to all that awaits you at Le Moyne College, and we look forward to meeting you at Summer Welcome and Fall Arrival!



Completing the New Student Checklist will register you for Summer Welcome and provide all the information we need to prepare your class schedule and housing assignment. The deadline for completing this is Monday, May 15, but we encourage you to complete as soon as possible to have a better chance at your top preferences.

Complete Your New Student Checklist

Download Step-By-Step Instructions


Mandatory for all incoming first year students.

Consider your Summer Welcome as your first official day as a Dolphin, but in a more relaxed, virtual atmosphere. Your session will help you understand what summer and the first couple of weeks at Le Moyne will be like and you will have a chance to meet your classmates too. This will help you feel fully prepared for your fall arrival. When you finish your Summer Welcome session, you can relax, knowing that most of your “business” of becoming a Le Moyne student has been successfully completed.

Register for Summer Welcome


Connections between students and faculty can be an important factor in student success.

Therefore, students will have an opportunity to meet a faculty member from their major (or a Student Success professional for undeclared students) to help them prepare for their journey. During Advising Week, students will meet in groups with a faculty member and see a draft of their fall course schedule. Schedule changes will occur throughout the summer. Advising Week meetings will take place in late June. (Students will RSVP for an Advising Week session in mid-May.)

Kairos Retreat

This summer visit to the Le Moyne Heights will be your first official large event with other committed members of the Class of 2027. This informal event is a chance to celebrate with the other members of your class and to connect in-person with your First Year Class Dean and other members of the College who will help you with your transition to the Heights this fall. There will be fun activities for students and helpful information available for students and families. Can't make it? Don't worry; this is optional.


Health Office requirements are due 3 weeks prior to the start of class – failure to submit these requirements may result in fines up to $2000, a hold on registration and a conduct referral.

Immunization Requirements - minimum NYS requirements include:

  • 2 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccines
  • 1 meningitis ACWY vaccines (Menactra or Menveo) within the last 5 years or 2 meningitis B vaccines (Bexsero or Trumenba) or sign the attached waiver.

The following vaccines are strongly recommended: Influenza (annually), Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine, TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis), Varicella, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) series, Pneumococcal Vaccines (Prevnar and Pneumovax 23), and Polio.

Additional requirements include:

  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Physical Exam – recent physical (last high school physical meets this requirement)
  • Health Insurance – undergraduate students are not required to show proof of insurance, but the College highly recommends that students have a health insurance policy to avoid costly medical bills while in college.

The packet may be uploaded to uploaded to the patient portal: or mailed via USPS:

Le Moyne College, Wellness Center for Health and Counseling
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214

Questions? Please contact the Wellness Center for Health and Counseling at (315) 445-4440 or [email protected].

Download Immunization & Health Report Packet


Making Connections at Le Moyne

As new members of our community, students and families will be welcomed into our big 'Phin Family with open arms. Join us for engaging conversations to learn about life at Le Moyne and what resources are available. These weekly Zoom webinars will take place throughout July and August.

Topics will include:

  • Anticipating Differences (High School to College)
  • Managing Academics
  • Finding your Fit
  • Navigating Finances
  • Focusing on Wellbeing
  • Exploring your Purpose

These will take place every Wednesday at Noon starting on July 5 and ending on August 9. Recordings will be available the following week for those who could not attend.


All members of the Class of 2027, both commuting and residential students, will gather on campus in late August, for orientation. Fall Arrival will take place from Wednesday, August 23 through Saturday, August 26.

Fall Arrival is required so please plan to be on campus all day from August 23-26. This way we can be sure that you will be ready to start the semester strong.

Throughout Fall Arrival, you will get to know your COR 100 seminar instructor, meet your academic advisor, and engage in enjoyable and transformative activities with your classmates, Orientation Leaders (upper division students who remember what it was like to be a first-year student), College faculty and administrators. We will end our orientation program festivities by celebrating the start of the new school year!


  • New Student Checklist due
    Monday, May 15, 2023
  • Virtual Summer Welcome Sessions
    Every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday from May 15-June 15
  • Virtual Advising Week
  • First-Year Residential Student Move-In
    Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023
  • Fall Arrival (August Orientation)
    Wednesday, Aug. 23 - Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023
  • First Day of Fall Semester
    Monday, Aug. 28, 2023
  • Labor Day *Classes will be held
    Monday, Sept. 4, 2023
  • Mass of the Holy Spirit
    Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023
  • Family Weekend
    Friday, September 22 - Sunday, September 24, 2023

St. Ignatius

Main College Number: (315) 445-4100
Orientation questions: (315) 445-4275

(all except Bookstore have 315-445- prefix)
Athletics: 4450
Bookstore: (315) 446-4036
Bursar’s Office (payments): 4350
Campus Life and Leadership (residence life): 4520
Campus Ministry: 4110
Career Advising and Development (internships): 4185
Dining Services: 4695
Disability Support Services: 4118
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: 4591
Financial Aid: 4400
Global Education (study abroad): 4591
Help Desk (network, software, computer labs): 4579
Library: 4153
Performing Arts Center: 4523
Quantitative Reasoning Center: 6210
Recreation Center: 4411
Registrar: 4456
Security: 4444
Student Development: 4525
Student Success Center: 4597
Telecommunications (voice mail/telephones): 4101
Tutoring: 4597
Wellness Center (Counseling Services): 4195
Wellness Center (Health Services): 4440
Writing Center: 6211


College can be puzzling at first ... new roommates, new classes, new schedules, new experiences. Students enrolled in small-sized living learning communities at Le Moyne find their participation makes all of this newness less overwhelming – and their transition to college life smoother, both academically and socially.

Explore Current Learning Communities

Students in Dorm

This is where your new life as an adult college student truly begins. With car unloaded and books in hand, you now have the opportunity to go out of your comfort zone to begin new friendships, enroll in classes far different from those you took in high school, and live independently and on your own schedule (whether you’re on campus or a commuter). The best thing about arriving at Le Moyne is that you will be able to build the confidence to stretch yourself because you’ll find the people (students, faculty and staff included) and the environment warm and open to you. But that’s probably what you’ve already noticed about this College – now your College.

What to Bring
Residence Life
Student Handbook

Clock Tower

Your first semester of college is a new experience, not a more intensive extension of high school. It will be natural for you to take time to become adjusted and to transition to this new way of life. Many new opportunities will be available to you. With that comes the independence to set your own schedule, live on your own, commute from home and fill your time with club meetings, athletic events, work on campus and hanging out with friends.

First Year Support Services
Core Curriculum
Integral Honors Program

Science Building

We understand that your first year at Le Moyne is not just an adjustment for you. It’s an adjustment for your family, too. In a sense, parents and families are also joining the Le Moyne community, and we are happy to welcome our parents to the Heights. There are a number of ways that we can work together to provide your student with the appropriate balance of challenge and support necessary to thrive at Le Moyne.

Le Moyne Parents
Financial Top 20
Understanding FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act)
Student Success Center
Career Advising & Development
Accessibility & Disability Support
Wellness Center for Health & Counseling

See First Year Housing