Words of Advice and New Student Orientation Overview

We hope you are excited for New Student Orientation next week! Each session is half a day and starts in our Warner Student Life Center in the Navesink Rooms on the 2nd floor. You will be greeted by our student ambassadors who will check you in, and then participate in our opening session led by Collegiate Empowerment.This is an engaging session intended to give you an opportunity to meet new people and get excited for college.


Campus tour at Orientation 2012

After the opening session we have three workshops where you’ll have the opportunity to meet representatives from Brookdale faculty and staff and learn more about Academic Life, your Rights and Responsibilities and how to Get Involved on Campus. Orientation ends with a tour led by our student staff, which provides you the opportunity to ask a fellow student questions and become familiar with the Lincroft campus’ layout. After the tour you will have the opportunity to explore campus on your own, purchase your books, or get your student ID if you haven’t already.

Please remember to RSVP for your session by clicking on the link available here. if you have any questions please contact Student Life & Activities at or by calling 732-224-2788.


As you get ready for the start of the semester we wanted to share some Words of Advice, to make sure you are prepared for the coming academic year. We know successful students do these things:

Review your class schedule and syllabi: In our first web-tutorial on Information Technology Linda Bernabeu, from the Office of Information Technology, showed you how to access your Web-portal. The quick link options on the portal will show you your class schedule and any changes to room locations. The links to each class syllabus is right there for you to review so you know what to expect in class. Don’t worry if you are unsure how to read a syllabus, we will be covering that during Orientation.

Get Your Student ID Card: The new Brookdale One Card will be your access point to Brookdale resources including admission to the Fitness Center and the ability to check out items from the Bankier Library. The new card also has optional features including Brookdale Bucks for on campus purchases and the ability to be used as a Discover Debit Card. Find our more about the One Card at their web-site.

Ask for Help: Starting College may be a confusing process, but Brookdale has people available to assist you. Whether it is your teaching faculty, administrators and staff in the CAR building, or the helpful folks at our regional location Student Success Centers any-one should be able to steer you in the right direction. If you want a student perspective our Student Ambassadors staff information desks in Recruitment Services and the Student Life Center and are available to help out. Talk to them at  orientation or feel free to stop by one of the information desks at the beginning of the school year.

Build Your Time Management Skills: We so believe in our Student Ambassadors that we are going to leave you with words of advice from one of them, Hanna Haberko of Union, NJ. “Time management is the key to your success. Make going to college your full time job: schedule a few hours every day for studying and homework, start studying for the final test as soon as you receive new material, don’t put any of your work to the last minute – taking baby steps is much easier than jumping over mountains.”

Good luck in the coming year.

This information was sent out in the summer 2014 to incoming students. We are leaving it up on the web as a reference for new students until the end of October. If you have questions please feel free to e-mail us at or stop by our office located in Warner SLC room 101.