First Year Students

Welcome to the Center for First Year Students

Welcome from the Associate Dean for First Year Students

Welcome to NJIT and more specifically the Center for First year Students.  Your first year will be filled with exciting experiences, challenges and opportunities that will make for a rewarding time at NJIT.  It is the goal of this office to assist you and make your transition successful.  First Year Connections, academic advising and partnering with the Center for Academic and Professional Enrichment (CAPE) are some of the venues that will aid us in positioning you toward attainment of a college degree.

Building a solid foundation during the first year is the key to a successful college experience.  The Center for First Year Students supports both first year and transfer students in the successful completions of their first year of study.  Our staff is committed to providing a supportive and informative environment that will connect first year and transfer students to faculty, staff and various university resources.  We act as a clearing house for all questions and concerns new student may have about the academic and social aspects of college during the first year of study.

-- Dr. Sharon Morgan, Associate Dean for First Year Students

Mission Statement

The mission for the Center for First Year Students at NJIT is to assist incoming first year and transfer students in the transition to becoming successful students.  Working in partnership with faculty, academic advisors, and university staff, the Center for First Year Students seeks to enhance the retention of new students by connecting them to the university and offering academic and personal support.