First Year Students

First-year students are invited to attend Orientation on the day that corresponds with the College they will be part of:

  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 - Educational Opportunity Fund Program (EOF) & Honors College
  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - College of Business 
  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 - College of Science & Health 
  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - College of Humanities & Social Sciences 
  • Thursday, August 2, 2018 - College of Arts & Communication
  • Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - First-year Undeclared
  • Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - First-year Undeclared 

JUST ADDED: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - First-year and Transfer 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 Speert Hall located near Lot 5. Ample parking is available in this lot. Check-in starts at 8:00 a.m. in the Speert Hall Lobby, and programs are scheduled through 6:00 p.m. 


Orientation includes a continental breakfast and lunch.


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.