Summer Freshman Orientation

Welcome to NJIT!


ew Student Orientation (NSO) is our required, two-part orientation for incoming first-year students, NSO 1.0 in July and NSO 2.0 at the end of August. Both NSO programs are designed to give you the best transition possible to college life at NJIT! An invitation will be sent out after completing the placement test or receiving a test exemption.

NSO 1.0

Student being lifted by his cheering peer group

NSO 1.0 will provide an initial transition providing you with important connections and resources to be successful at NJIT. At NSO 1.0, you will get the opportunity to:

• Get acquainted with advisors and resources.
• Learn about your major and courses.
• Know about the career and involvement opportunities.
• Explore the campus and make new friends!


NSO 1.0 Dates: 

College/School Orientation Date
Newark College of Engineering (NCE) July 9 or July 16 (choose one)
Ying Wu College of Computing (CC) July 10 or July 17 (choose one)
College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) July 12 or July 18 (choose one)
College of Science and Liberal Arts (CSLA) July 12 or July 18 (choose one)
Martin Tuchman School of Management (SoM) July 12 or July 18 (choose one)
Out-of-State, International Students, & all others (all majors) August 28, 2018

NSO 2.0

Two new friends participating in a four-legged race

NSO 2.0 Dates: August 30 - 31, 2018

NSO 2.0 is a required, two-day interactive program for new first-years. It will introduce you to your new community and help you understand important college issues. Programs will include:

• A community service project with your first-year seminar class
• The Academic Assembly featuring the NJIT Provost
• First-year Seminar class introduction

• Sessions on college issues, including Public Safety
• Highlander Fest, NSO's welcome festival 

NSO Registration

Ready to register? Once you complete your placement test or receive a test exemption, we will send you invitations to NSO 1.0 beginning in May and NSO 2.0 in July.

We're excited to welcome you to your new NJIT community!

NSO FAQ Summer Checklist Meet the NSO Team

New Student Orientation • 260 Fenster Hall • 973.596.5364 •