New Student Orientation


Early Bird is an orientation and registration program designed to ensure high school seniors make a smooth transition into the Brookdale community. The folks 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.

This year the department of Student Engagement will be running the FYE program through a CANVAS learning shell. This online resource will house orientation videos for those unable to attend a session, a calendar of events, a campus resource list, and a discussion thread where students may ask questions that will be answered by college staff as well as student mentors who have gone through the experience of adjusting to college. For more information about FYE, check out our webpage here. If you need assistance with CANVAS, check out this guide presented by our Teaching & Learning Center.