Veteran and Military Student Orientation

On behalf of the Office of Student Belonging, we would like to congratulate and welcome you to Montclair State!

Orientation Requirements for Veteran and Military Students

1. Register for Orientation Experience
  • Now open! You can access the orientation registration portal in NEST.
  • Once you are admitted and registered for orientation, schedule a meeting with the Veteran/Military Affiliated Student Advisor and Certifying Official to discuss the next steps.
  • Veteran and Military Affiliated students are invited to attend a special Veteran & Military Student Connection. Visit the Community Connections website for more information.
2. Complete New to the NEST - Online Orientation Course

About the Course

New to the NEST will open May 2023 – students will be automatically added into the Canvas course within two to three business days of NetID activation.

This course is for new students accepted for the fall 2023 semester.

In addition to Fall Orientation, you need to complete New to the NEST course via Canvas, Montclair State University’s online learning platform.

This course consists of a series of modules that will introduce you to all the resources available to you as a student at Montclair State. The completion of this course is mandatory for all new students.

You can log in to Canvas with your NetID and password to access the course.

New to Canvas?

Canvas is used to publish course materials, create assignments and quizzes, foster interaction, and more.

Login to Canvas with your NetID and password to access the course. For help with accessing your NetID and password, visit the NetID Account Management Center. You can also check out the Canvas Student Information web page for more information about the Canvas platform.