Freshman Student Orientation

The Red Hawk 411

Thank you for visiting the Freshman Orientation page. We're hard at work planning exciting orientation programming for our new flock of Red Hawks!

Here is some important information for you:

  • Attending next fall?
    Your Orientation will take place in June or July, depending on your major. You can expect to receive more information about signing up for an orientation mid-spring. Keep an eye out for our orientation brochure and be sure to attend Accepted Student Day.

  • Attending next spring?
    Your Orientation will take place in January. You can expect to receive information regarding signing up for that date in November or December.

  • Where do you sign-up for orientation?

    Right here!

*Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. in the Student Center Lobby and the day ends at approximately 5:15 p.m.

**Please park in the CarParc Diem lot. Parking for the Red Hawk 411 is complimentary.


Your Orientation Experience has two mandatory components:

  1. CONNECT: In person orientation - Red Hawk 411

    1. This one day event will help you get connected to campus, faculty, staff and your fellow students, and learn about campus policies and services.  

  1. LEARN: Online orientation - How To Be A Red Hawk

    1. After you attend The Red Hawk 411, you'll complete an online workshop meant to provide you with detailed information about policy and services on campus. This 90-minute program must be completed before you begin classes.


We look forward to welcoming you to Red Hawk Country!


Montclair State Orientation Experience Dates
Class of 2021

Wednesday, June 21 - Honors Program & Red Hawk Advantage

Thursday, June 29 – College of Education and Human Services

Thursday, July 6 –  College of the Arts (Art and Design)

Friday, July 7 - College of the Arts (School of Communication and Media, Dance,Theater, and Cali School of Music)

Tuesday, July 11 - Undeclared students

Wednesday, July 12 – College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Thursday, July 13 – College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Tuesday, July 18 – Feliciano School of Business

Wednesday, July 19  – Undeclared students

Thursday, July 20 – Undeclared students

Tuesday, July 25 – College of Science and Mathematics (Biology and Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences)

Wednesday, July 26 – College of Science and Mathematics (All majors EXCEPT Biology and Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences)

Thursday, July 27 - Undeclared students

Thursday, August 31 - School of Nursing