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Freshman Student Family Orientation

Our Virtual Freshman Family Orientation is a unique experience to build a collaborative support system for your student as well as introduce you to the many offices and resources available on campus.

Family members are encouraged to attend your student’s accepted major session but you are welcome to attend any of our offered Virtual Family Orientation sessions, even if your student is attending on a different day. We recognize that your schedules can be difficult, so please feel free to attend any of our offered Orientations listed below.

Dates Virtual Freshman Family Orientation

All Virtual Freshman Family Orientation sessions will take place through Zoom.

College of the Arts (CART)

  • Wednesday, July 1: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

School of Business (SBUS)

  • Monday, July 6: 4-6 p.m

School of Nursing (SNUR)

  • Monday, July 6: 4-6 p.m

College of Education and Human Services (CEHS)

  • Monday, July 20: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m

College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS)

  • Wednesday, July 22: 4-6 p.m

College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM)

  • Wednesday, July 29: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m

University College (UNIV)

  • Monday, June 29,:10 a.m. – 12 p.m
  • Wednesday, July 8: 4-6 p.m
  • Monday, July 13: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m
  • Monday, July 27: 4-6 p.m.

All Majors

  • Monday, July 13: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m

Registration Instructions

Your student can register any family members for a Virtual Family Orientation session through their orientation registration.

The link to register will be posted on the Freshman Orientation web page.

How To Include A Family Member:

  1. Login to their application as a Returning User with the same email and password they used to apply to Montclair State University.
  2. Once signed in, they must click on Freshman Application and select New Student Orientation Registration. The family registration will be after the student registration.
  3. After your student fills out the registration form, they will receive a confirmation email that includes more details about Virtual Orientation.

Please Note: There are no additional costs to attend a Virtual Family Orientation session.

Want More Info On Orientation?

Don’t worry, we’ve got the answers to your questions. Read Frequently Asked Questions.

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