What will happen at your Early Bird Orientation?
You’ve applied, taken the college placement exam, and have found your way to campus. Just follow the steps below and by the end of the day you’ll be completely registered as a Brookdale student. Click on each one of the sections for a detailed explanation of what will happen along with a reminder about what you need to do beforehand and what you need to bring with you.
Welcome to Early Bird
Your Early Bird day will start with your arrival at the Warner Student Life Center on Brookdale’s main Lincroft Campus. Please follow the signs to the Navesink Rooms. Check-In will begin promptly at 9AM.
Once you’re there, we will:
- Check to make sure you’ve applied and taken the Accuplacer Exam. We’ll do this by checking your Early Bird Check-In Ticket that you need to print out and bring with you to Early Bird.
- Collect any Important Documents that you still need to submit to Brookdale (like your immunization record or your SAT scores).
At this point, you will be assigned to a group of Academic Advisors and will receive your New Student Information Folder.
The Morning Agenda
Once everyone has checked in, the Early Bird Orientation will officially begin.
We’ll start off by having a brief introduction of all the staff in attendance by the representatives of Recruitment Services. They’ll go over the day’s events and coordinate the morning presentations.
You’ll then be split up into the academic advising areas you were assigned into when you arrived, and your Academic Advisor or Student Development Specialist will walk you down to the Brookdale Library and help you select appropriate courses for your first semester based on your major.
Choosing Your Classes
You’ve made it to campus, checked in, had breakfast, listened to your Early Bird Orientation, and you’ve been split up into different groups to meet with your Academic Advisors. Now it’s time to sit down and choose your classes.
The first thing that happens is that the Academic Advisor for your group will lead you from the Student Life Center over to Brookdale’s Bankier Library. Once there, your group will go to one of the rooms set aside for Early Bird and you’ll log on to the computers found there using your Brookdale student username and password. This is why it’s important to set up your MyBrookdale Account beforehand.
After everyone’s logged in, the Advisors will help you go online and choose your classes using Brookdale’s Student Planning tool. An example of what that is can be seen here in this video.
Once you’re finished choosing your classes and registering with the help of the Academic Advising and Counseling staff, you’ll head back to the Student Life Center to get your Student ID, have lunch, and participate in the Afternoon Orientation Sessions.
The Afternoon Agenda
Congratulations on getting this far! You’ve successfully chosen all of your beginning Brookdale classes and are now a fully registered College Freshman. Next, you’ll head out of the Bankier Library and return to the Warner Student Life Center to finish up the rest of your Early Bird experience.
Light refreshments will be provided. Students registering for the fall term courses will not have to pay their tuition bill until August 6, 2018. Payment for summer classes is due at the time of registration.
A representative from the Financial Aid Office will be present, should you have any further questions.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Brookdale community!