Dear Incoming Students,

The administration and staff of Yeshiva College, Stern College and Syms School of Business has been working to make sure that, even in the difficult circumstances in which we find ourselves, we will be able to welcome you and to get our academic year off to as smooth a start as possible. It is already clear that many students will arrive late and that we will have to play catch- up in many ways as students move through the various processes and orientation activities.

I want to assure you that with some patience and flexibility on all our parts, everything will work out, even if we have to work together to overcome glitches along the way. Virtually all of our administrative and academic departments will be happy to see you and help you whenever you come. You certainly don’t need to call or email to find out if it’s ok to show up late if you have to. Please just come as soon as you can.

We have a wonderful Orientation planned for you so try to get here and enjoy it. Whenever you arrive, I wish you a great first year at YU.


Lawrence H. Schiffman
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Yeshiva University