SUNY New Paltz to welcome incoming students

Freshman Orientation, Summer 2022

More than 1,100 freshmen and approximately 600 transfer students will join the SUNY New Paltz community this fall as the College prepares to welcome a diverse and academically strong incoming class for the 2022-23 school year.

An additional 800 graduate students will be on campus this fall, with total New Paltz enrollment exceeding 7,200.

“The incoming class is one of the most academically prepared groups we have seen,” said Jeff Gant, vice president for enrollment management. “These are students who have already had significant success as scholars, artists, entrepreneurs, athletes and volunteers, and we are excited for all they will accomplish during their time at New Paltz.”

New freshmen and their families will begin arriving and settling into their new homes on campus on move-in day, August 25. staff and alumni celebrate new members of the Orange & Blue community.
SUNY New Paltz President Darrell P. Wheeler will participate in these activities for the first time since taking office in July.

“As the next president of New Paltz, I will promote academic opportunities at the university; the importance and impact of its institutional members (students, faculty and staff); its community and regional relevance; and success in promoting the social mobility of its graduates,” said Chairman Wheeler upon his appointment by the SUNY Board of Trustees.

SUNY New Paltz returned to a primarily on-campus living and learning environment, with full student residence occupancy and the majority of classes conducted in person this fall.

COVID-19 remains a reality, and a number of new and ongoing health and safety policies will be in place to protect the campus community.

Chief among these is the SUNY-wide requirement that all students at public colleges in New York State must be vaccinated against COVID-19 (or have an approved exemption).

The College will require all students and employees to test for COVID-19 the week prior to the start of classes (August 21-27). Home PCR and antigen test results will be accepted.

Many other practices, including mandatory surveillance testing for unvaccinated students and isolation for anyone who tests positive, will be in effect.


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