Group of students and family members walking outside at Orientation

Freshman Student Orientation

On behalf of the Center for Leadership and Engagement, we would like to congratulate and welcome you to Montclair State! We’re hard at work planning exciting orientation programming for our new flock of Red Hawks!

There are three mandatory components to your Orientation designed to acclimate you to the culture and campus at Montclair State University. Participation and completion of each component is mandatory for all incoming students.

  1. Connect In Person
  2. Learn How to Be A Red Hawk Online
  3. Engage at Red Hawk Day (summer only)

Register for Orientation

Dates for Summer 2020 Coming Soon! Freshmen Orientation Registration will open in April, 2020.

Step 1

Select the link below as it will take you to the registration login. Select Returning Users Log In.

Step 2

Log in with the same email and password you used for your admissions application!

Step 3

When you log in, you may be taken to a “Application” page in which you will see a link for “Transfer Application.” Please select that link. If this page does not come up, you will be directly taken to step 4.

Step 4

You will see a form that says “New Student Orientation Registration.” Click on this form.

Step 5

You will see a variety of forms and options for your Orientation date. Please register for your assigned date. You also have the option of registering any family members or guests who would like to attend Orientation.

Step 6

Submit! You will receive a confirmation email with your selected Orientation date.

Summer Orientation

Overnight Orientation

Montclair State University hosts our incoming freshmen on campus for a unique two-day Orientation experience. Included in this is housing in Blanton Hall, Meals, Academic and Student Resource Session, and late night programming.

Outdoor Orientation

Want to spend your Orientation in nature instead? Then check out our Outdoor Orientation program, First Year Frontier!

Want More Info On Orientation?

Don’t worry, we’ve got the answers to your questions.

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For other questions on the Orientation Experience please call or email our office at 973-655-4162 or