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Orientation Experience

Spring Orientation

All orientation dates have concluded. If you have not attended one of the required Orientation sessions for Spring 2023 students, please contact our office for a recording of our recent Make-Up Orientation sessions.

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  • Virtual Transfer Session
    • Wednesday, November 30 at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • On-Campus Transfer Sessions
    • Monday, January 9 at 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, January 11 at 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • On-Campus Freshmen Sessions
    • Tuesday, January 10 at 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Virtual Transfer and Freshmen Session
    • Thursday, January 12 at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Program Schedule

Orientation is designed to help new students connect, learn, and engage with the Montclair State University community. More information about the Orientation Experience will be shared in the coming months. We are excited to share the new details with you soon!

Here’s a preview of what you can expect:

Save the Dates!

  • New to the Nest: Orientation Course *Required* – Available mid-November 2022 – January 2023
    • All students will be required to complete a comprehensive, asynchronous online orientation program, which on-average takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.
  • Spring Orientation Programs (single-day program) *Required* 
    • All students must attend one of the Spring Orientation dates.
    • Registration is based on availability.
  • Check out our New Student News newsletter sent bi-weekly to your Montclair State email!
  • Red Hawks check their University email accounts! Now that you are new Red Hawk, remember to check your Montclair State University email address instead of your personal email address for important updates.