A family enjoying a breakfast at Homecoming in 2016.

Family Orientation

Due to the current events, we have postponed Registration for Orientation. Updates on Orientation, including dates and registration, will be made available at the end of April.

If you would like more information on the status of COVID-19 within the Montclair State University community please visit Montclair State University’s Coronavirus website.

Our unique Family Orientation programs are designed to introduce family and guests to life at Montclair State University. We will focus on the student transition, campus resources and next steps.

Family Orientation will take place alongside your student’s Orientation.

Cost and Registration

Our Freshman Student Family Orientation costs $35.00 per person in attendance which includes events on both Orientation days, breakfast and Family Orientation swag. You can pay online with a credit card or in person with cash or check.

Interested in Attending?

If you are interested in attending, your student can register you online through the Orientation Registration Form or you can register in person day of Orientation.


Accommodations are available both on and off-campus for those family members who would like to stay over. There is a $44.00 fee for family members who wish to stay overnight.


The cost for staying on campus will be released shortly for family members planning on staying on campus overnight.

Please Note: No one under the age of 17 is permitted to stay on campus overnight as a guest.


If you would like to stay off campus, please review our provided hotel suggestions below.

For additional resources, please view the Family Orientation Guide.

Freshman Student Family Orientation Transfer Student Family Orientation