Family Members

Family Orientation is a program designed to familiarize family members with our University community.  You will hear from students, faculty, and administrators about important campus issues and the academic expectations your student will encounter.  Discussions will take place regarding the role you will play in your student’s life by helping him or her to become independent and successful in college.

Why attend Family Orientation?

Family participation is optional, but STRONGLY encouraged.  As a parent/guardian, you will continue to play an important role in your student’s personal development and academic success.  Family Orientation is a great way to take part in, and support your student’s transition.  Our program will also highlight the transitional issues you will face.  In addition, Family Orientation will familiarize you with the multitude of resources available to you and your student at Montclair State.

*Fee Disclosure: You can refer to your mailing for more detailed information on the registration fee for New Student Family Orientation.


Freshman Family Orientation (Full Day)

There is a $35 non-refundable per person registration fee for Family Orientation that will be collected onsite. Only cash or money orders is accepted. Credit cards, debit cards, or personal checks cannot be accepted at this time.

*Your student is responsible for registering any family members wishing to attend New Student Family Orientation.  

Please note that after you, the student, have registered for The Red Hawk 411 you will have the option to register any family members attending in the same login page by clicking the blue Family tab. It is very important that you enter the names of any family members wishing to attend carefully as this is what will appear on their name tags that they receive at check-in. Family members DO NOT have the option to login and register it will be up to you, the student, to register them.