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Student Program

New incoming transfer students are offered a program to help with your transition to William Paterson. Meet faculty, staff and fellow students eager to clarify your concerns, address some typical transfer student questions and complete a variety of processes prior to your formal arrival. Check will begin at 8:00 a.m. in University Hall and programs are scheduled through 3:00 p.m. Ample parking is available in lot 5. Please make the needed arrangements to attend all day. 

The Transfer Student Orientation programs will be held:

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 
  • **NEWLY ADDED, August 27, 2019 

The program includes:

  • AA/AS Articulation Discussion
  • Transitions to Life at William Paterson
  • Academic Expectations
  • Meeting faculty and staff
  • Financial Aid Options
  • Career Development and Advisement presentations
  • Resolving pending matters such as payment plans as well as acquiring your student I.D.

It has been repeatedly noted by our transfer students that attending these programs helped them with their transition.

Parent Program

Parents and other family members are also encouraged to attend to clarify your questions and address any of your concerns as well. While the students are participating in their sessions, you are provided an opportunity to meet many of our staff who will explain several processes and discuss a variety of services available to your students. Support from campus and off is always essential for student success.

The programs will be held during the dates and times as stated above. Please encourage your student to participate fully in this one-day program. The program includes:

  • The WPUNJ Academic Experience
  • Practical information for parents
  • Overview of financial aid and payment resources


Directions are available here.


If you have any further questions regarding Orientation, please visit the frequently asked questions section or e-mail us at 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.

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