New Student Orientation
All incoming freshmen students are required* to attend this important orientation event. This year's NSO will be broken into two sessions over two days with Day 1 in July and Day 2 in August to give students both the academic and campus experience to prepare for the school year. The sessions include learning how to navigate campus, registering for classes, finding out about campus support services, meeting your new classmates and building meaningful connections.
*Please note that participation in NSO is mandatory for ALL new incoming freshmen students, even if the freshman student does not intend to live on-campus housing during the school year.
Class of 2026
Day 1: July
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, check-in begins at Noon
All incoming freshmen register for the day based on the college your major is under.
Day 2: August 30, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm, check-in begins at 9:00 am
Open to all incoming freshmen students.
The two-day New Student Orientation (NSO) is included for incoming freshmen students to attend both days’ sessions and meals will also be provided.
Day 1: Academic Success
Registration is now open for incoming freshmen students to attend the three-hour session and Cougar barbeque!
Select the date based on the college your major is under:
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 | Orientation: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, check-in begins at Noon; Barbeque starts at 4:00 pm
Thursday, July 14, 2022 | Orientation: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, check-in begins at Noon; Barbeque starts at 4:00 pm
- College of Liberal Arts Registration
- Speech-Language-Hearing Major at Nathan Weiss Graduate College Registration
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 | Orientation: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, check-in begins at Noon; Barbeque starts at 4:00 pm
- Dorothy and George Hennings College of Science, Mathematics and Technology Registration
- New Jersey Center for Science, Technology, and Mathematics Registration
Thursday, July 21, 2022 | Orientation: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, check-in begins at Noon; Barbeque starts at 4:00 pm
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 | Orientation: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, check-in begins at Noon; Barbeque starts at 4:00 pm
Day 2: Campus Experience
August 30, 2022 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, check-in begins at 9:00 am
Registration for all incoming freshmen students will begin in mid-July for this session.
The Office of Accessibility Services provides assistance and accommodations for all students with physical, medical, learning, emotional and/or psychological documented disabilities both temporary and permanent. Any student requiring an accommodation due to a disability needs to contact the Office of Accessibility Services two (2) weeks prior to their selected NSO session. The Office of Accessibility Services can be reached at (908) 737-4910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to make NSO an overnight trip, you can look into staying at one of local hotels listed below:
Crowne Plaza Newark Airport (2.7 miles away)
901 Spring St, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
The Kenilworth (2.9 miles away)
60 S. 31st St., Kenilworth, NJ 07033
Hilton Newark Airport (3.1 miles away)
1170 Spring St, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Courtyard by Marriott, Newark/Elizabeth (4.5 miles away)
87 International Blvd, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Newark-Cranford (4.6 miles away)
2 Jackson Dr, Cranford, NJ 07016
Hampton Inn, Linden (5.7 miles away)
501 W Edgar Rd, Linden, NJ 07036
Hilton Garden Inn, Springfield (6.4 miles away)
304 US-22, Springfield, NJ 07081
More hotels and information on the area can be found at VisitNJ.org, New Jersey's Official Tourism website.