Welcome to the Rutgers University New Student Orientation website. We are excited to welcome you to the Rutgers community. Whether you are a first-year student, a transfer student, a returning veteran or part time adult student, we are here to help introduce you to Rutgers University!

Rutgers is a large university spread out over five campuses in two different cities. It can feel like both a large university or small college. With all it’s unique qualities and hundreds of resources and office your transition into Rutgers can seem underwhelming. We are here to help. At Orientation our staff will help you connect with important resources, answer questions, meet new people and get excited for the beginning of your academic career here at Rutgers.

This site will help you answer frequently asked question, help prepare you for your orientation and find the orientation date that is right for you. You can register by clicking the button below.

Congratulations and welcome to Rutgers. We look forward to seeing YOU at orientation!

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What Do Students Say About Orientation

“I liked reconnecting with familiar faces and old friends and meeting new people. I also liked the opportunity to be by myself , to experience how college can develop a sense of independence, and to learn about the many things that the university offers.”

“My favorite part of Orientation was learning about all of the resources available and different clubs and communities I could be a part of.”

Scarlet Knight

“I very much so enjoyed meeting my group and had a blast at the Rutgers game show and the social. I also thought the health and safety presentation were very educational.”

Orientation Students Join Rutgers Against Hunger To Serve New Brunswick

The Snack Pack Service Project is a summer community service project that provides an opportunity for all new students at Rutgers to provide food for children of New Brunswick, NJ who are considered food-insecure.

For more information about the Snack Pack Service Project or to find out how you can help combat hunger in New Brunswick, visit rah.rutgers.edu.


We would also like to thank our generous sponsors:

Shop Rite
Johanna Foods Inc
Affinity Credit Union
Embrace Kids Foundation