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Montclair State Orientation Experience

Where to start?

Your Orientation Experience will take place before the start of your first semester.

Spring 2023 admitted students –  visit our Orientation Experience schedule page for more information.

  • Deposited students for Spring 2023 will receive instructions to register for Spring Orientation from the Orientation Team email address throughout mid-November, December and January.

Fall 2023 admitted students

  • More information will be shared starting April 2023. 

Need help? Speak with a team member about general questions during the following hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Chat with us live on the website or contact us via email at

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Pre-Orientation Experiences

Military Affiliated students and Adult Learners are invited to attend a Pre-Orientation Experience that will provide information and support for their transition to Montclair. These events are held every summer prior to the Fall Orientation program.

Pre-Orientation Experiences

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Family Members Welcome

We offer a unique Family Orientation opportunity for families of new freshmen or transfer students.

Get Details

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Red Hawk Day

Our next Red Hawk Day is September 1st, 2022! This is the last piece of your Orientation Experience before entering the fall semester and we hope you join us for the official kick-off to your time at Montclair State!

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Become an Orientation Leader

Learn more about the student leadership program that helps make Orientation possible!

Visit the Orientation Leaders website for information on recruitment, selection, and training.

Apply to be an Orientation Leader

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Important Dates

Bookmark this page! You will need to refer to it as a Red Hawk.

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