Orientation by grade is held before the first day of classes, usually right after Labor Day; the dates are specified in the school's summer mailing to families. Grade 7 Orientation for students and parents will be held in the auditorium commencing at 8:30 am.; students will be taken from the auditorium to meet their Travel Classes, receive their schedules and Metrocards and have ID photos snapped, while parents learn more about the school from the PTA and Administration. For Grades 8 - 12, only students return to Hunter to receive schedules, Metrocards, take ID photos and attend an information assembly.