Friday, January 24, 2014
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.
Winter Orientation Program
The January Orientation Program is a one-day program for all new Drew students, starting in the Spring semester. Parents and family members are invited to attend this program and join us for lunch.
If you are a residential student, you must be cleared to move, i.e. not have any holds, in order to move in on Friday, January 24, 2014.
The Office of Student Activities can answer any questions or concerns about New Student Orientation: 973-408-3924.
Summer and Fall 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 getting familiar with the campus landscape, meeting fellow 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 2014 courses, and you’ll receive an introduction to the many resources available to both students and parents/families.
For students who could not attend the on-campus Summer Orientation program, we are also hosting an Alternative Orientation program throughout July in which students are scheduled for a 30-minute conversation with an Academic Advisor. This appointment will be held either via Skype or a telephone call. Registration is required for this program!
Finally, our August Orientation program will be held Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1, 2014. All new students are required to attend all four days of the program. Resident students will be assigned a move-in time on August 29; commuter students are asked to report to campus starting at lunchtime!