Summer Orientation is an exciting, informative program for all new students and their family members.
Students, you will have the opportunity to meet and get to know your classmates, learn about the campus and available resources, meet with faculty and administrators and receive your course schedules. Family members, we also have an orientation designed specifically for you with information on how you can support your student along with some of the "nuts and bolts" that you're interested to know.
Orientation Packet and Placement Testing
Incoming Freshmen: Watch your mailbox for your Orientation packet starting in mid-April! This will give you information on your assigned Placement Testing and Summer Orientation date.
If you cannot attend Placement Testing or Orientation on your assigned date, please contact the New Student Resource Center at 609-896-5373 to reschedule your date. If you call us to reschedule, you still must register and answer the questions.
All Freshmen entering the university for the 2013 Fall Semester have been assigned an Orientation Session based on their academic major. Students traveling from a distance may choose to test the morning of their assigned Orientation date instead of traveling to Rider on two separate dates.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
Freshmen Summer Orientation Sessions
Sunday, June 30 – Monday, July 1, 2013
Wednesday, July 10 – Thursday, July 11, 2013
Sunday, July 14 – Monday, July 15, 2013
Wednesday, July 17 – Thursday, July 18, 2013
Wednesday, July 24 – Thursday, July 25, 2013
Transfer Summer Orientation Sessions
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Frequently Asked Questions
How are students assigned orientation sessions?
You have been assigned to an Orientation session based on your academic major. View assignments by major.
When and how long are orientation sessions?
All freshmen will attend a two-day program during the summer. Check in on the first day begins at 2 p.m. for students staying on campus overnight and 2:30 p.m. for students not staying on campus overnight. Parents and family members check in at the same time as their students. Day 1 programming for parents and family members ends with a reception at Dean Campbell's house, which starts at 8:15 p.m. Day 2 of orientation begins at 8 a.m. and ends by 1:30 p.m.
Transfer students will be assigned to a one-day orientation program on either Thursday, June 27 or Tuesday, August 27. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. and programming ends by 1:30 p.m.
What if I need to change my orientation session date?
You are strongly encouraged to attend the session to which you are assigned - this will allow you to complete your course selection with an advisor from your department. If it is necessary for you to change your date, please call the Orientation Office at 609-896-5373.
Incoming freshmen are invited to stay overnight in the residence halls during Orientation. We have made special accommodations with local hotels for family members who are attending orientation to stay overnight at a discounted rate.
Are you a Westminster Choir College Student?
Visit the Princeton campus Orientation information section that is specific to Princeton campus students.