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 Orientation on one of the dates listed below. We encourage you to come along with them. The dates are:

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

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 University Hall lobby and programs are scheduled through 4:30 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.