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New Student and Family Programs



Welcome New Students!

The Office of New Student & Family Programs (NSFP) exists to help new students experience a seamless transition to Baruch College. NSFP provides first-year and transfer students with an opportunity to develop the tools necessary to acclimate and succeed in college. As such, the First-Year and Transfer Seminars are especially designed to expose new students to study skills, time management, community engagement, leadership, and access to on- and off-campus resources. Each seminar meets once a week for 75 minutes and is specifically designed to:

  • Establish a meaningful relationship between the instructor, peer mentor, and students
  • Help to create a roadmap to meet students' academic, personal, and professional goals
  • Provide clear expectations for academic achievement and acceptable behavior in college
  • Create a safe space in which students can share their concerns
  • Engage and connect students with the Baruch community and its full array of resources

A peer mentor is selected to lead a section of the seminar alongside an instructor and serves to mentor students taking the course.