Metropolitan Campus Parent and Family Orientation

Welcome to Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Metropolitan Campus! We are excited to welcome you and your student to campus this summer! Please register for a Parent Orientation Session which is most convenient for you!

Please note that while you can chose to attend Orientation on the same date as your student you will need to register separately and that your Orientation will be separate from your student. You and your student will have separate sessions throughout the day on campus and then reconnect in the evening at 5:00 PM. You and your student may arrive for check in by 9:00 AM on the day of Orientation. We will follow up with more details about arrival location, etc., as your scheduled date approaches. Your student has also received communication about how to sign up for an Orientation date.

If you have not yet received any form of communication with the necessary registration information for Parent Orientation or you have any questions please email

Full day, In Person Orientations sessions:

Tuesday, July 13

Thursday, July 15

Tuesday, July 20

Thursday, July 22

Tuesday, July 27 (Virtual Evening Sessions from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Thursday, July 29

Friday, August 5 (Virtual Evening Sessions from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Online Parent and Family Orientation Modules:

Parents and families can also learn more about the FDU experience by completing our Parent and Family orientation modules. In these modules you will learn more about:

  • Information on university and academic resources
  • University policy and procedures
  • University Systems (Webcampus, Webadvisor, and Webmail)
  • The FDU and Metro Campus culture
  • Getting involved on campus

Please click here to access the Parent and Family orientation modules.  

Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact The Dean of Students Office – can also take a look at our Student and Parent FAQ documents below to see if we’ve already answered any of your questions.