First-Year Orientation

  • PROS onstage at orientation

First-Year Orientation

Summer Orientation

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. 

Summer Orientation for first-year students beginning classes in the fall term will be held in June and July. This year, first-year students can choose between:

  • Traditional two-day on-campus in-person orientation: Students wanting a full on-campus experience can complete the undergraduate orientation requirement in-person, and optionally spend the night in a residence hall on campus. This allows students to experience our residential learning environment prior to move-in for the fall term, and more time on campus to meet other incoming first-year students while exploring campus resources.

  • One day on-campus in-person orientation with online content: Students will attend a one-day on-campus in-person orientation program and complete a supplemental online orientation course. The online orientation content will provide important information presented to other first-year students during their two-day on-campus in-person orientation.

Summer Orientation (for fall term first-year admits):

  • Thursday, June 23, 2022
  • Monday, June 27, 2022 - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 (includes ASCEND PCI students and other first-year admits)
  • Thursday, June 30, 2022
  • Thursday, July 7, 2022 - Friday, July 8, 2022 (includes Honors students and other first-year admits)
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2022
  • Thursday, July 14, 2022 - Friday, July 15, 2022
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Orientation Reservations

Orientation is a great opportunity to learn more about your new University community. Campus offices and departments come together to welcome new students and their parents & adult family members to share information about student resources and campus policies & expectations at these few select times of the year. Don't miss this opportunity - it only happens once in your college career!

Prepare for Summer Orientation

  1. Set up your NetID. If you haven't already done so, visit netid.rowan.edu, 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 be ready for your first semester at 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 admissions@rowan.edu 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. If you were interested in attending a 2-day program and none are showing for you, please call our office at 856-256-4041.

  5. Attend orientation! After orientation, continue working on any remaining New Student Checklist items and Online Education Requirements. If you attended a one-day orientation program, you will need to complete online orientation.

  6. Get ready for Welcome Week in the fall. Rowan has a tradition of welcoming all students back to campus before the start of each semester. During 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

If you are unable to attend one of the on-campus orientation sessions, please contact our office at 856-256-4041 to make arrangements for registration in August or our online orientation program.


Parent & Family Orientation

For each orientation session we offer a concurrent Parent & Family Orientation program. Students and their parents & adult family members follow separate orientation schedules.

Here's what you will experience by participating in the online Parent & Family Orientation:

  • an overview of the University;
  • presentations about your student's adjustment to college life at Rowan;
  • information about financing college, safety, and Rowan Thrive Well-Being;
  • and information about commuting or living on campus.

The Rowan student must make Parent & Family Orientation reservations as part of their orientation reservation process. Please discuss with your student whether or not you would like to participate in Parent & Family Orientation. The Rowan student will be asked to enter the number of guests participating in orientation on the online system as well as a contact phone number and e-mail address for any parents or adult family members participating.

Ask Us
If you have additional questions about Parent & Family Orientation, please contact Parent & Family Connections at 856-256-4596 or the Office of Orientation and Student Leadership Programs at 856-256-4041.

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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 the RowanOSLP facebook page.