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Transfer Students

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 Spring 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! 

Please click on the blue RSVP box.

Wednesday, January 18th

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

University Commons/ Student Center 

In case of Inclement Weather, Orientation will take place on Thursday, January 19th

WP Online Students are not required to attend, information will be provided by Program

       Complete List of Major and Minors, please click this link 

                    Complete List of Major and Minors, please click this link 

    Please do not hesitate to email us with Orientation questions at

    Things you can do now!



    Welcome to the William Paterson Orientation! One of the most important ways to learn about the campus, academic expectations, and how to become a fully engaged Pioneer is to start by participating in Orientation. All events will be accessible here by following the links to both pre-recorded and LIVE events in the coming weeks.

    Recorded Video Presentations

    • Accessibility Resource Center (ARC)

      Learn how the Accessibility Resource Center provides accommodations for students with documented disabilities.

    • Campus Activities, Service and Leadership (CASL)

      Getting involved in campus life is key to your success at WP! Learn from Campus Activities, Service and Leadership the many ways you can get involved including joining a student organization, attending a variety of activities and events, serving your community, and other valuable skills.

    • Career Development Center

      Discover how the Career Development Center can assist you through career counseling/coaching, campus recruiting opportunities for internships and job opportunities, and our professional mentoring program—the Pesce Family Mentoring Institute for students.

    • Cheng Library

      Get an overview of the many great resources and services provided by the Cheng Library!

    • Counseling, Health & Wellness Center (CHW)

      Learn about the services available through the Counseling, Health, and Wellness Center—your campus resource for comprehensive, accessible, and affordable healthcare delivered conveniently to you.

    • Hospitality Services

      Hospitality Services is your guide to University ID cards, meal plans, Pioneer Express, campus dining, entertainment, and more!

    • Residence Life

      Learn how Residence Life works to assist and support all residential students while they are on campus to ensure that their experience is safe, positive, and conducive to academic success.

    • Veteran and Military Affairs

      If you’re a veteran or student serving in the military, this video walks you through the benefits application and certification process. It also provides information about the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs, which provides veteran-centered academic support, career services, health care and wellness resources, and other programs to promote the ongoing success of veteran and military students on campus.