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Welcome to the William Paterson Community!

Orientation is a great way to learn about campus life and the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. During Orientation, students and parents participate in activities that acquaint them with many aspects of the university: academics, services, recreation, residence life, faculty and staff, campus activities, important policies, and more. 

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.

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Due to current pandemic, our Summer orientation programs are being modified.  We will be hosting asynchronous sessions where students and families can access information/presentations from this website or link to internal tools to complete mandatory modules.  We will also be hosting synchronous activities to help present LIVE opportunities for students and families to hear, learn and get their questions answered.  We will be updating this page with all of these details shortly.  Please check back in early July.  We will also be sending out emails to update you as orientation activities become available.  
 
Thank you for your patience as we are developing the online orientation activities.