Welcome to Highlander Country!
Welcome to New Jersey Institute of Technology, Home of the Highlanders. We are excited to have you join our university community this coming semester. In order to make your introduction to college life as successful and well-rounded as possible, you will be participating in First Year Connections (FYC). FYC is a required two-part interactive orientation for new NJIT undergraduate students. You will develop and embrace a connection with the university to provide a smooth transition from high school to college. During FYC 1.0, part one of NJIT’s orientation experience, you will be given the opportunity to get acquainted with academic life at NJIT. FYC 1.0 also helps you begin to grasp the opportunities and responsibilities that come along with being a member of the NJIT community.
During FYC 2.0, you will experience a variety of meaningful programs and activities at the start of the semester. This continued orientation will familiarize you with campus life, student activities, and the diverse resources in and around Newark that make NJIT unique. FYC will provide you with the experiences of making life-long friends, seizing the Highlander spirit, and becoming an active member of the NJIT community.
Refer to the First Year Connections links to the left to help you prepare for your orientation session.
Once you have paid your admissions deposit and have taken the placement test, you will receive an invitation to First Year Connections via email starting in late April. If you have any further questions about First Year Connections please contact us by phone, (973) 596-5438 or email at FYC@njit.edu. We are confident that participation in First Year Connections will provide you with the skills to succeed at NJIT. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to your new community!