First Year Parents


Parents, while the students are off enjoying their Orientation, we have prepared a special Orientation program just for you. Each student will be invited to attend the Orientation of the college they will be apart of. We encourage you to come along with them. The dates are:

  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 - Educational Opportunity Fund Progam (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 

Parent Program

  • Presentations on academic policies and procedures 
  • Panel discussions about financial aid and student accounts
  • Presentations from each of the colleges and majors
  • Popular sessions such as Public Safety Issues, Career Trends, Resident and Commuter Student experiences, etc.


When you arrive on campus, proceed to  Lot 5 where ample parking is available. Check-in starts at 8:00 a.m. in Speert Hall and programs are scheduled through 6:00 p.m. 


Orientation includes a continental breakfast and lunch.


Directions are available here or can be accessed by calling 973-720-3500.


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