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Student Orientation Guide

Welcome to the Montclair State University Student Orientation Guide!

Although Montclair State University appears to be unfamiliar territory right now, you have many guides and resources available to you as a first-year student. This campus will become your home away from home in no time at all. This website includes a great deal of information about campus resources, University policies and recommended tips that will help you find your way around Red Hawk Country.

  • Visit your academic advisor often and discuss with them your hopes, plans, obstacles and dreams.
  • Map out what you want to achieve while you are here, make a plan of how you will reach your goals and review this plan regularly with your academic advisor so you can work on this progress together.
  • Focus on the whole “you” – your academic, personal and social aspirations – to grow holistically. Your first year at Montclair State can set the pace for your entire college career. Immerse yourself in all that the University has to offer.

Important Information

Student Services Website is your one-stop-shop for dates, deadlines and information you need, and want to know! We recommend you bookmarking the Important Dates page and check it often, as dates can change. Finally, to help you stay connected and be in-the-know, look out for and read your Red Hawk News! This bi-weekly email will let you know about upcoming events, career opportunities, deadlines, reminders and so much more!


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Get a quick review of what happened and what you learned during your Overnight Orientation experience.

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Tech Tools

There are essential technology tools that you will need as a Red Hawk. This section goes a bit more in-depth..

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Who’s Who?

Take a glance through our “Who’s Who” section and learn more about the departments you met at Orientation and the services they offer.

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Academic Advising

Academic advising should be ongoing throughout your college career. It helps you to clarify your personal, educational and career goals and to understand how your courses fit into your goals for the future.

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Academic Services

Need some help with placement testing, tutoring, writing a paper or finding a job on campus or off? Find out about all the services available to you on campus throughout your four years and beyond!

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Campus Life

Find out about the campus safety, personal and cultural support and active and healthy living services that are available to you on campus!

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What’s Next?

Now what? Find out about all the important things still to come!

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What to Do, When to Do It

Your Montclair State University journey has begun! Check out the official Student Guide: “From Orientation to Graduation” for helpful links, information and what you need to do for each of your four years and beyond!

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