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Orientation Programs
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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 Reservations

New Student Orientation informationPlease read the Reservation Information & Frequently Asked Questions about New Student Orientation.

New Student Orientation for students beginning classes in the spring term 2015 will be scheduled in December and January. 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 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.

All freshman and transfer students are required to complete orientation. 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.

Students must reserve a spot to attend orientation in advance. We utilize an online reservation system that displays specific dates available according to major. Not every date may be offered for all majors, and sessions will close when maximum capacities are reached. Please use the orientation reservation system to view dates currently available for your major(s). Possible orientation dates include Saturday, December 6 or Wednesday, January 7.

Reserve your spot at orientation today:

Please confirm your attendance at New Student Orientation by January 1:

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Resources for Transfer Students

Transfer Credits
Don't forget to bring your credit evaluation and/or copies of your transcripts. You may view your transfer credits at the "Transcript" link found at http://sinfo.rowan.edu
New Jersey Institutions Course Equivalency
Course Equivalency

General Information
For transfer information and other resources go to http://www.rowan.edu/newtransfer

For a List of Links To Current Rowan Departments and Events Visit http://cp.rowan.edu/cp/

Academic Transition Programs: transferhelp@rowan.edu transfer student assistance service & Welcome Wednesdays transition workshops

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Parent & Family Orientation

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.

Parents & adult family members are encouraged to attend orientation to learn more about how you can support your Rowan student. We do not recommend that young children attend the program to ensure that it is as focused as possible. Also, no child care services are available. Parents who have attended orientation find it to be an informative and rewarding experience. Students and parents will follow different schedules during orientation sessions. It is our goal for students to build a relationship with their advisors as well as learn the necessary skills to register on their own in future terms. Therefore, we expect students to register for classes with the assistance of the professional academic advisors only, and not their parents or family members.

The Rowan student must make Parent & Family Orietnation reservations as part of their orientation reservation process. Please discuss with your student whether or not you would like to attend Parent & Family Orientation. The Rowan student will be asked to enter the number of guests attending orientation in the online system as well as a contact phone number and e-mail address for any parents or adult family members participating. We do not recommend that young children attend the program, as no child-care services are available.

If you are unable to attend the same orientation session as your student, you are welcome to attend another date. Please contact our office at 856-256-4041 to make arrangements to attend orientation during a different session than your student.

We are unable to provide housing for the orientation program. If you need overnight accommodations, visit http://www.rowan.edu/glassboro/hotels for information about local hotels.

Special needs:
If you or your student has a condition that might affect participation in orientation, OSLP will coordinate any arrangements needed during the programs. If no necessary accommodations were listed when your student made orientation reservations, please contact our office immediately; some arrangements take at least two weeks to arrange. You may also want to contact the Academic Success Center to discuss any needs for the upcoming academic year (856-256-4259).

Directions to Campus, Parking, and Orientation Program Check-In:
Please see http://www.rowan.edu/orientation/directions for directions to campus. Parking will be available in Lot A for all orientation participants.

Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. in the Wilson Hall lobby, and orientation programming will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m.

Meals & fees:
The $75 orientation fee covers the student orientation program and up to two parent & family members. Meals for additional family members can be added for $25 per person by calling our office at 856-256-4041 in advance. Students and parents & family members will receive breakfast and lunch.

Program length:
Orientation begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends by 5 p.m., depending on the student's major and advising availability.

Ask Us
If you have additional questions about Parent & Family Orientation, please contact Parent & Family Connections at 856-256-4596.

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Ask Us

If you have additional questions about orientation, please contact the Office of Orientation and Student Leadership Programs at 856-256-4041, @RowanOSLP, or

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Current Students