A family enjoying a breakfast at Homecoming in 2016.

Family Orientation

Welcome to Montclair State University! We are so excited to welcome both you and your student to our University. As a parent/guardian, you will continue to play an important role in your student’s personal development and academic success.

The Family Orientation webpage is a great way to take part in and support your student’s transition. In addition, this website will provide you with the resources to familiarize yourself with the multitude of resources available to you and your student at Montclair State.

For additional resources, please view the Family Orientation Guide.

Freshman Student Family Orientation

Parent and Family members are both invited and encouraged to participate in our Family Orientation program which runs concurrently with your student’s Red Hawk 411 (Orientation). Family Orientation is designed to introduce you to a variety of academic and support services available at Montclair State University.

In addition to learning about resources on campus, Family members will have the ability to meet with representatives from academic colleges and campus services while interact with fellow parents and family members.

Cost and Registration

  • Our Freshman Student Family Orientation costs $35.00 per person in attendance which includes the Orientation day, breakfast, lunch and a Family Orientation tote bag.
  • If you are interested in attending, your student can register you online through the Orientation Registration Portal or you can register in person day of Orientation.
  • You can pay online with a credit card or in person with cash or check.

Additional Information

Please note that the Freshman Student Family Orientation program is designed for adult participation and is not recommended for children. All minors must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times while on University grounds.

Learn More About Freshman Orientation

Transfer Student Family Orientation

Family Members are welcome at our Transfer Student Family Orientation that runs concurrently with our Transfer Student Orientation. Sessions include transition to the university and ways that we can work together to support your student at Montclair State University.

Cost and Registration

  • Our Family Orientation costs $20.00 per person in attendance which includes the Orientation day and either breakfast or lunch depending on the date of your attendance. We also include a Family Orientation tote bag.
  • If you are interested in attending, your student can register you online through the Orientation Registration Portal or you can register in person day of Orientation.
  • You can pay online with a credit card or in person with cash or check.

Additional Information

Please note that the Transfer Student Family Orientation program is designed for adult participation and is not recommended for children. All minors must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times while on University grounds.

Learn More About Transfer Orientation