Montclair State Orientation Experience

Welcome to Montclair State University! Now that you've decided to join us in Red Hawk Country, it's time to prepare for your new journey.  The Montclair State Orientation Experience is designed to help you begin your freshman year successfully.

Your Orientation Experience has two mandatory components:

  1. CONNECT: The Red Hawk 411(June - July 2015)
    This one day will help you get connected to campus, faculty, staff and your fellow students, and learn about campus policies and services.  A program entitled Family Orientation, for those who will be supporting you in your academic career, runs concurrently with The Red Hawk 411.

  2. LEARN: How To Be A Red Hawk (complete by August 28, 2015)
    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.

  3. ENGAGE: Red Hawk Day (Tuesday, September 1, 2015)
    Save the date for the final part of your Orientation Experience here at Montclair State University.  Red Hawk Day is the official start to your University career! Enjoy fun, food, music and make new friends.  Learn important information before starting classes the next day. Celebrate the only time the entire Class of 2019 will be together until Commencement in four years.

Note: Freshman Transfers vs Transfer Students

Students transferring 29 or fewer credit hours are considered Freshman Transfers.  These students should attend The Red Hawk 411, NOT a Transfer Student Orientation.

If you are an incoming transfer student with 30 or more credits please visit the Transfer Students web page.

Information Coming to Your Home

If you were admitted for the Fall 2015 semester and have paid your deposit, information about the Summer Red Hawk 411 will be mailed to you in mid-Spring 2015. Please look out for that information as that time approaches.

If you have been admitted to Montclair State University for Spring 2016 semester and have paid your deposit, information concerning The Red Hawk 411 experience will be mailed to you in November.