Florham Orientation

This is an exciting time to become a member of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus community. We look forward to welcoming you during one of four overnight orientation sessions this summer.

Summer 2020 orientation dates

  • Session 1: June 24 to 25, Wednesday to Thursday
  • Session 2: June 30, Tuesday (This is a one-day orientation session, 8 AM to 5 PM. Preference will go to students commuting to campus in Fall 2020)
  • Session 3: July 7 to 8, Tuesday to Wednesday
  • Session 4: July 13 to 14, Monday to Tuesday

The two-day orientation experience

Orientation will allow you to experience what it means to be a Florham Campus student, both in and out of the classroom. Our two-day orientation sessions allow you the opportunity to spend the night on campus and to meet new and current FDU students. Our orientation team will take you through an informational and exciting schedule to better help you understand the FDU Florham campus and what opportunities it has for you! Your orientation leaders are current students here to assist you during your orientation, Devil Days, and throughout the fall semester.

What to expect at the two-day orientation experience

  • Session 1: June 24 to 25, Wednesday to Thursday
  • Session 3: July 7 to 8, Tuesday to Wednesday
  • Session 4: July 13 to 14, Monday to Tuesday

Check-in starts at 8:30 AM in front of Rutherford Hall.

Students can expect:

  • Information on university and academic resources
  • Opportunities to speak with faculty and staff
  • Information on how to get involved on campus
  • Opportunities to meet your new classmates
  • Information on what it means to be an FDU Devil
  • Amazing late night activities including:
  • Dodgeball
  • Open Court for basketball, volleyball, and more!
  • Karaoke
  • Giant Jenga
  • Bingo
  • Airbrush tattoos
  • and much more!

The new student orientation is expected to end around 2 PM on day two.

What to bring

  • ID
  • Bedding: pillows, sheets (twin extra-long) and blanket or sleeping bag
  • Personal toiletries (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Change of clothes
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Medication
  • Medical forms
  • Money for vending machines

What NOT to bring

  • Alcohol or drugs
  • Overnight guests (Family members are not permitted to remain on campus with students overnight)

The one-day orientation experience

Orientation will allow you to experience what it means to be a Florham Campus student, both in and out of the classroom. Our one-day orientation session allows you the opportunity to spend the night on campus and to meet new and current FDU students. Our orientation team will take you through an informational and exciting schedule to better help you understand the FDU Florham campus and what opportunities it has for you! Your orientation leaders are current students here to assist you during your orientation, Devil Days, and throughout the fall semester.

What to expect at the one-day orientation experience

  • Session two: June 30
  • Preference will be given to students commuting to the campus in the fall. The two-day orientation experience allows resident students to understand a little bit more about what living on campus will mean.

Check-in starts at 8:30 AM in the Student Center.

Students can expect:

  • Information on university and academic resources
  • Opportunities to speak with faculty and staff
  • Information on how to get involved on campus
  • Opportunities to meet your new classmates
  • Information on what it means to be an FDU Devil

New student orientation is expected to end around 5 PM on June 30, 2020. Students and families are welcome to stay for dinner at 5 PM in our dining hall, but that is an optional part of our schedule.

What to bring

Orientation Checklist

Step 1: Register!

Use our online registration form to let us know which orientation date you would prefer to attend. The earlier you register for orientation, the more likely you will receive your first choice. When providing us with your preference, please rate ALL the orientation sessions that would work for you and your family. Space at orientation sessions can be limited.

Step 2: Schedule Planning Guides

After you register for the new student orientation, be sure to complete a Schedule Guide. The course scheduling guide is likely the most important form you will fill out before orientation. We use this form to create your personalized fall course schedule. Carefully read the directions and fill out the form in its entirety. If you have any questions while filling out the guide, please contact your college’s advising office. Finally, in order to guarantee that you receive your schedule during orientation, please submit the guide by May 15. The sooner the better.

Step 3: Paperwork

Resident students are strongly encouraged to contact Enrollment Services, 973-443-8600, several days prior to check-in to verify your clearance status.

Also, please ensure all medical clearances are completed with Student Health Services, 973-443-8535, before arriving on campus.

Step 4: Welcome to the Florham Campus

We look forward to meeting you this summer

Contact Information

Conor Leary, Campus Life Coordinator

973-443-8570
cleary2@fdu.edu