First Year Parents

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Parents, while the students are off enjoying their Orientation, we have prepared a special two-day Orientation program just for you. We encourage you to come along with them. The dates are:

  • Wednesday, July 12
  • Wednesday, July 26
  • Wednesday, August 9
  • Thursday, August 24

Parent Program

  • Presentations on academic policies and procedures 
  • Panel discussions about financial aid and student accounts
  • Presentations from each of the schools and majors
  • Popular sessions such as Public Safety Issues, Career Trends, Resident and Commuter Student experiences, etc.

Arrival/Check-In

When you arrive on campus, proceed to the Recreation Center which is located in Lot 6 where ample parking is available. Check-in starts at 8:00 a.m. in the Recreation Center Arena and programs are scheduled through 5:30 p.m. 

Staying Overnight

Campus Accommodations
For students seeking overnight accommodations, rooms are available in our University's residence halls for the evening through the morning for a non-refundable fee of $30.00 per person.  Please do not wait! Rooms will be reserved on a first-come, first serve basis.

Below is a list of local hotels for parents and family members who desire to stay in the area overnight. 

Off-Campus Accommodations
Marriot Residence Inn
30 Nevins Road and Valley Road,
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: 973-872-7100
2.6 miles from campus

Days Inn Wayne
1850 Route 23 and Ratzer Road,
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: 855-675-0069
4.2 miles from campus

Hilton Garden Inn Wayne
15 Nevins Road,
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: 973-872-7100
2.4 miles from campus

Meals

Orientation includes a continental breakfast, lunch and reception. 

Directions

Directions are available here or can be accessed by calling 973-720-3500.

Questions

If you have any further questions regarding Orientation, please visit the frequently asked questions section or e-mail us at wpu-orientation@wpunj.edu or call us at 973-720-6206 which is our Orientation Hotline where you can leave messages if needed. During the summer months, the University is closed on Fridays, so your best way to reach us would be through e-mail.