Transfer Orientation (June or July)

Transfer Orientation (June or July)

Transfer Orientation

Reserve Your Orientation Date

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.


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 fall term classes;
  • opportunities to connect with other students;
  • an introduction to Rowan student services and involvement opportunities.

Transfer Orientation Reservations

Possible dates for Transfer Orientation for students beginning classes in the fall term include: 

  • Session I: Thursday, June 18
  • Session II: Thursday, July 2
  • Session III (one-day): Monday, July 16
  • Session III (overnight): Monday, July 16 & Tuesday, July 17
  • Session IV: Thursday, July 30

An optional Parent & Family Orientation program is held concurrently with Transfer Student Orientation, but students and their parents & adult family members will follow separate orientation schedules.

All new students are required to attend orientation. 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 and our online orientation program. If you previously attended Rowan and were accepted as a readmit, 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.

Reserve Your Orientation Date

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Attending Transfer Orientation

  • About Transfer Orientation
    Includes:
    • How to reserve your spot
    • Orientation requirement & fee information
    • Important next steps - your New Student Checklist


Frequently Asked Questions:

When does orientation begin & end?
Orientation begins at 8 a.m. at Pfleeger Concert Hall (located inside the Wilson Hall building) and will conclude after course registration (by 5 p.m.). 

Do you provide overnight accommodations?
We are unable to provide housing for students during the orientation program. If you need overnight accommodations, visit http://www.rowan.edu/glassboro/hotels for information about local hotels.

For the overnight transfer orientation, students only are housed in Holly Pointe Commons. 

What is I have a special need?
If you have a condition that might affect your participation in orientation, OSLP will coordinate any arrangements you may need while you are on campus. If you did not indicate any necessary accommodations when you registered for orientation, please contact our office immediately; some arrangements take at least two weeks to arrange. You may also want to contact Disability Resources to discuss your needs for the upcoming academic year (856-256-4259).

What Basic Skills tests do I need to take?
According to University policy, all incoming students are required to take Basic Skills Placement Tests unless they meet one of the exemptions that can be found on the Basic Skills Placement Testing page found here. Transfer students who have successfully transferred 30 or more credits are exempt from Basic Skills Placement Tests, but may be subject to the College-Level Mathematics Placement Test. No student will be considered officially registered until the required testing is complete. 

Basic Skills Placement Tests including Reading Comprehension, Elementary Algebra, and College Level Math placement tests may be required based upon:

  • the number of credits you transfer
  • the specific courses you transfer
  • your declared major
  • your admissions test scores

For more information about Basic Skills Placement Testing click here.

Chemistry I placement testing is required based upon:

  • all students taking Chemistry I
  • all students majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Physics, Biophysics, Engineering, Translational Biomedical Sciences, Bioinformatics, Nutrition, Geology, and the Pre-Med concentration, Science, or Health Science majors

For more information about Chemistry I Placement Testing click here.

These tests should be completed prior to attending orientation. You are unable to register for spring term courses until testing is complete. Testing must be completed by June 1, 2019.

When and where do I take the Basic Skills Placement Tests? 
Basic Skills Placement Tests can be completed at home or at the Testing Center, located in the same office suite as the Academic Success Center, on the 3rd floor of Savitz Hall. An appointment is required to test at the Testing Center; testing is not offered at the Testing Center on any day that the University is closed. For more information, please visit the Testing Services website: http://www.rowan.edu/home/advising/incoming-freshmen/basic-skills-placement-testing. Testing should be completed as soon as possible but must be completed on-campus or on-line by June 1, 2019. 

When and where do I take the Chemistry Placement Exam? 
The Chemistry Placement Exam can be taken online through Rowan University Blackboard or students may make an appointment to come to campus to take the Chemistry I Placement Exam in the Science Building by appointment.  For more information, please visit the Chemistry I Placement Test website:https://academics.rowan.edu/csm/departments/chembio/generalChem/page.html.  For instructions and to register for the Chemistry Placement Exam, send an email to genchem@rowan.edu.  Testing should be completed as soon as possible but must be completed by June 1, 2019. 

Who should I contact if I have questions about the placement tests? 
Please email the Testing Center at testingservices@rowan.edu for assistance with Basic Skills Placement Testing and email General Chemistry at genchem@rowan.edu for assistance with the General Chemistry evaluation exam.


How do I get to campus? Where should I park? 
Please see the printable confirmation packets above. For students who wish to drive to orientation, parking will be available in Lot D.

How do I register for classes?
Incoming students should view the Banner Registration Tutorial prior to orientation online. This tutorial will introduce you to the services available through Banner, including course registration. Your academic advisors will expect that you are comfortable using Banner to search for classes when you meet with them at orientation. Reference https://sites.rowan.edu/registrar/_docs/registration-quick-reference-guide.pdf for more registration information. 

Who is my academic advisor?
You are eligible for academic advising during orientation for the major listed on your Enrollment Confirmation form only. All students will be advised by a faculty or staff academic advisor, select courses, and register for your fall term classes during orientation. Some academic departments also offer advising in advance of orientation. Check availability for your specific major. Please bring a printed copy of your transfer credit evaluation with you to orientation. Your advisor will review this with you to help in selecting your spring term courses. You can access your credit evaluation by Accessing Banner Services at http://rowan.edu/selfservice

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Parent & Family Orientation

An optional Parent & Family Orientation program is held concurrently with Transfer Student Orientation, but students and their parents & adult family members will follow separate orientation schedules.

Parents & adult family members are encouraged to attend orientation to learn more about how you can support your Rowan student. We do not recommend that young children attend the program to ensure that it is as focused as possible. Also, no child care services are available. Parents who have attended orientation find it to be an informative and rewarding experience. Students and parents will follow different schedules during orientation sessions and will rarely be together. It is our goal for students to build a relationship with their advisors as well as learn the necessary skills to register on their own in future terms. Therefore, we expect students to register for classes with the assistance of the professional academic advisors only, and not their parents or family members. 

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 attend Parent & Family Orientation. The Rowan student will be asked to enter the number of guests attending orientation in the online system as well as a contact phone number and e-mail address for any parents or adult family members participating. We do not recommend that young children attend the program, as no child-care services are available.

If you are unable to attend the same orientation session as your student, you are welcome to attend another date. Please contact our office at 856-256-4041 to make arrangements to attend orientation during a different session than your student.

Accommodations:
We are unable to provide housing for the orientation program. If you need overnight accommodations, visit http://www.rowan.edu/glassboro/hotels for information about local hotels.

Special needs:
If you or your student has a condition that might affect participation in orientation, OSLP will coordinate any arrangements needed during the programs. If no necessary accommodations were listed when your student made orientation reservations, please contact our office immediately; some arrangements take at least two weeks to arrange. You may also want to contact the Academic Success Center to discuss any needs for the upcoming academic year (856-256-4259).

Directions to Campus, Parking, and Orientation Program Check-In:
Please see http://www.rowan.edu/map for directions to campus. Parking will be available in Lot D for all orientation participants.

Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. in the Wilson Hall lobby, and orientation programming will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m.

Meals & fees:
The orientation fee covers the student orientation program and up to two parent & family members. Meals for additional family members can be added for $25 per person by calling our office at 856-256-4041 in advance. Students and parents & family members will receive breakfast and lunch.

Program length:
Orientation begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends by 4 p.m., depending on the student's major and advising availability.

Ask Us
If you have additional questions about Parent & Family Orientation, please contact Parent & Family Connections at 856-256-4596.

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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 RowanOSLP facebook page.

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