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Welcome to the William Paterson Community!

We are excited to meet you at New Student Orientation 2023!  Orientation is an opportunity for students and their families to get to know the campus and resources, academic information, meet new people, and ask questions as you prepare to become a Pioneer for Fall 2023 semester.  

For Orientation, there are separate tracks for first year students, transfer students, and families. All students will meet your Academic Dean and Advisors, and get important information particular to your major. 

Save the Date for Your Orientation! 

Orientation Registration links are coming soon.

Thursday, July 13th

Wednesday, July 26th

Tuesday, August 8th

Wednesday, August 16th

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM 

University Commons/ Student Center 

WP Online Students are not required to attend.

       Complete List of Major and Minors, please click this link 

Please do not hesitate to email us with Orientation questions at WPU-Orientation@wpunj.edu

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Mission Statement

New Student Programs: The mission of Orientation is to provide programming and resources that assist in the transition of our newest students as they learn to navigate the intellectual, cultural and social climate of William Paterson University. Students will be exposed to the key services and opportunities available to them, and we hope to enable students to make well-informed choices and decisions.

Parent and Family Programs: In collaboration with members of the campus community, the parent and family orientation program aims to provide a structured and holistic introduction to the collegiate environment. Through programs offered, families will be informed about educational opportunities, responsibilities in and outside the classroom to support their students. To this end, families will also be reminded of their own student's role and responsibility in their academic success and personal development.