First Year Students

Due to current event limitations, our Summer orientation programs may be modified. We will advise how and when our Orientation programs will be hosted and look forward to welcoming all new students and families in the best way possible. We hope to have a full update on or about the week of May 18. Please check back at that time.


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

First-year students are invited to attend Orientation on one of the following dates:

  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - Honors College & first-year students
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 - Equal Opportunity Fund Program (EOF) & first-year students 
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - First-year students  
  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 - First-year students 
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - First-year students
  • Thursday, August 8, 2019 - First-year students
  • **NEWLY ADDED, August 27, 2019 - First-year students

Planned Activities

  • University Life presentation
  • Student-to-student dialogue on the different aspects of campus life
  • Discussion of Class Schedules
  • Financial Aid/ Tuition Payment Session
  • Panels on resident student and commuter student topics

A Commitment to Serve

We are asking that students and parents bring along a non-perishable item or two to help us support local food pantries. They will be collected at check-in.

Orientation Checklist

  • Complete the RSVP form as soon as possible.
  • Wear casual clothes, comfortable walking shoes, prepare for all weather (light jacket and umbrella, etc.)
  • Bring along a non-perishable item or two for our food pantry collection
  • Be ready and open to meet new people!


When you arrive on campus, proceed to Lot 5. Ample parking is available in this lot. Check-in starts at 8:00 a.m. in University Hall Lobby and programs are scheduled through 4:30 p.m. 


Orientation includes a continental breakfast and lunch.