June 24, 25, or 26, 2013*
*Students must select only one day to attend a Summer Orientation session!
Register for June Orientation today!
The mission of Orientation in the College of Liberal Arts is to assist in the transition of new first-year and transfer undergraduate students and new non-matriculating students to Drew University by offering an intentional and shared experience for new students and their families. The Orientation Committee, under the advisement of the Office of Student Activities and in collaboration with campus departments, facilitates the transition to academic and social life at Drew University by promoting a greater understanding of the campus, the culture, traditions, and expectations in which the university community thrives.
The Office of Student Activities can answer any questions or concerns about New Student Orientation: 973-408-3924.
What can I expect from Orientation?
Orientation in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is a two-part program. There is a one-day Summer Orientation program designed to assist with your academic transition to the University and a four-day August Orientation program to assist with your transition to life in the Drew Community. Parent and Family Orientation takes place during the one-day Summer Orientation session, so bring your parents and/or family along regardless if you’re living on campus or commuting to Drew.
For new students, orientation is a time to engage with the people and resources available to you at Drew as a new community member. Connections begin to form with classmates, other Drew students, faculty, staff and the campus as a whole. The activities planned during orientation will assist students as they begin their transition to life at Drew; this includes learning the campus landscape from with current Drew students and making new friends.
When you attend our Summer Orientation program, you will take placement exams (if you haven’t taken them online already), you will meet with an Academic Advisor, select and register for your Fall 2013 courses, and you’ll receive an introduction to the many resources available to both students and parents/families. You do not want to miss this program!
The August Orientation program will be held Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2, 2013. All new students are required to attend all four days of the program. Resident students will be assigned a move-in time on August 30; families and friends are invited to join in that process as well on August 30.