New Student Orientation


New Student Orientation sessions are hosted to provide new Brookdale students with all the tools you need to Discover Your Path at Brookdale. At a New Student Orientation session, both full and part-time new students will: make valuable connections with peers, student leaders and campus faculty/staff, discover Brookdale’s academic support services, learn how to navigate the responsibilities of college both in and out of the classroom, explore opportunities to get involved in student clubs and organizations, and become energized and excited about being a Jersey Blue.

As a new Jersey Blue, you are invited to attend one of our two upcoming New Student Orientation days: Monday, August 20, 2018 from 9am – 2:30pm or Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 9am-2:30pm. Please note that orientation is for students only. Registration for each session is also subject to limited capacity and may become filled. If capacity is reached, a future orientation make-up session will be scheduled.

Click HERE to RSVP, by August 14th, for your New Student Orientation session of choice.


Early Bird is an orientation and registration program designed to ensure high school seniors make a smooth transition into the Brookdale community. The staff in Brookdale’s Recruitment Services work closely with local high schools to make information, applications, and early placement testing available to students. Interested students should ask their guidance office about Early Bird participation.

Student Engagement has partnered with Recruitment Services to expand Early Bird offerings with more workshops and activities. Learn more at the Early Bird website.


First Year Experience

All incoming students are invited to participate in Brookdale’s First Year Experience (FYE) program which encourages participation in the campus community. The program encourages students to attend co-curricular activities that build upon classroom learning while connecting students to campus resources.