New Student Orientation (January)

New Student Orientation (January)

New Student Orientation (January)

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.

New Student Orientation (for all spring term admits):

  • Session I: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
  • Session II: Monday, January 9, 2023 


Reserve Your Orientation Date

All new undergraduate students (all freshmen and transfer students) are required to attend orientation.  If you previously attended a Rowan University orientation program and were accepted as a readmit or are transferring from the Rowan Choice program, 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.

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.

Students must reserve a spot to attend orientation in advance. We utilize the Admissions portal for orientation reservations.  Not every date may be offered for all majors, and sessions will close when maximum capacities are reached. 

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.  You can register parents & adult family members when completing your orientation reservation.  

Inclement Weather Plan

Orientation will be held as long as Rowan University remains open. Please check the Rowan University website and sign-up for Rowan Alert to be notified about university closings in case of inclement weather. Instructions can be found here:

Prepare for New Student Orientation

  1. Set up your NetID and DUO. If you haven't already done so, visit, click the "Other Login" button to set up your NetID for the first time. Follow these instructions for more help.

  2. Stay up to date using your New Student Checklist. Log in to your Admissions Status Page to view your personalized checklist and complete important tasks to transfer to Rowan.

  3. Confirm your major. You are eligible for academic advising for the major in which you were offered admission to Rowan University. This major is listed in your admissions materials and the Orientation invitation email. If you would like to change your major, please email with your name, Banner ID number, and desired major prior to completing your orientation reservation.

  4. Reserve your orientation date. Dates with space available for your major will be shown in the orientation reservation system. Orientation registration is connected to your Admissions Status Page, and uses the same login information. Make sure to login using your personal email address and password, not with your Rowan NetID. Please reserve your orientation date as soon as possible for best selection of dates as sessions do fill up.

  5. Meet with your academic advisor and register for spring term classes. Transfer students are able to register for classes prior to their orientation program. Review Registration Information to prepare for your appointment. Then, go to the Advising Directory to find your advisor. All advisors are listed by college, and then by major. Once you find your advisor's contact information, you can schedule an appointment to meet with them.

  6. Attend orientation! After orientation, continue working on any remaining New Student Checklist items and Online Education Requirements.

  7. Get ready for Winter Welcome Week. Rowan has a tradition of welcoming all students back to campus at the start of each semester. During Winter Welcome Week, you will find programs and activities to give you a taste of campus life and connect with current student leaders. 

Reserve Your Orientation Date


Ask Us

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