Orientation & Student Leadership Programs


New Student Orientation

We are excited to have you join our University community. Orientation provides you with the information you need to make the most of your Rowan experience.

Here's what you will experience at orientation:

  • Academic Success workshop and a brief overview of General Education and other graduation requirements;
  • academic advising;
  • time to build you schedule and register for spring term classes;
  • opportunities to connect with other students;
  • an introduction to Rowan student services and involvement opportunities.

New Student Orientation for students beginning classes in the spring term 2016 will be Wednesday, January 6. You must reserve a spot online to attend orientation. We will begin accepting reservations for New Student Orientation on Friday, October 30. Specific date(s) for your academic major will be presented to you when you make orientation reservations online. An optional Parent & Family Orientation program is held concurrently with New Student Orientation, but students and their parents & adult family members will follow separate orientation schedules.

All new undergraduate students (all freshmen and transfer students) are required to attend orientation. If you are unable to attend one of the on-campus orientation sessions, please contact our office at 856-256-4041 ask about our online orientation program. If you previously attended Rowan, you are not required to attend orientation, but are encouraged to do so to learn about any policies that may have changed or new resources available to you.


Advising Prior to Orientation

Some majors provide academic advising prior to orientation as staff time permits. See if you can get a head start by registering for your spring term courses today!

University Transfer Services

Attend a New Transfer Information Session prior to orientation or a Transfer Topics workshop during the spring term to learn more about your new home, Rowan University.

New Student Checklist

Don't miss any important tasks or deadlines needed for your transition to Rowan!