Admitted Student Reception

Admitted Student Reception

April 8, 2017
10:30am - 2:30pm
O'Connor Hall • John A. Danzi Athletic Center LI

This is a special event for students who have been admitted to SJC Long Island for the Fall 2017 semester.


Welcome Letter

Sign In
You are invited to sign into the event in the reception area through the main doors of O'Connor Hall, beginning at 10:30 a.m. We encourage you to chat with some of our current students and alumni who will be present.

Opening Session
At 11 a.m.,  you’ll hear from President Jack P. Calareso, Ph.D., and senior administrators who will welcome you to campus, share our academic goals and explain the happenings of the day.

Parents in the Process
During this session, parents will enjoy a humorous look at themselves and their new role as parents of a college bound student. With more than 25 years of experience in higher education, our speaker, Mary Ozechoski, will share how and why students are successful as undergraduates. In a section she calls "The Value of College," she will address parent's concerns regarding tuition costs, the employment outlook, ensuring future employment and how to get the most value out of a college education through experiences both in and out of the classroom. SJC's Director of Financial Aid Amy Thompson will also review the financial aid process and explain our SJC financial aid award letter.

Student Panel
While the parents enjoy their session, students gather in the McGann Conference Center for their own session. Here they can ask a panel of current SJC students questions about anything they want—classes, schedules, professors, activities and athletics. This interactive session allows for open discussion and the opportunity to learn a lot more about SJC.

Academic/Student Services Fair
Following the parent and student sessions, families are reunited in the John A. Danzi Athletic Center for refreshments and the Academic/Student Services Fair. Representatives from our academic departments will be available to share information about courses, career opportunities and the features of our majors and minors. Students can also talk with students, coaches and administrators about the many student life opportunities, athletic teams, support services and student organizations available. Campus tours will also be available and will depart from the Danzi Center lobby.