NSO 1.0: Family Orientation

8:30: Breakfast & Check In

Location: Jim Wise Theater, Kupfrian Hall


Check in at the 2nd floor of the Wellness & Event Center and enjoy a continental breakfast!

9:00: Welcome Session

Location: Jim Wise Theater, Kupfrian Hall 


Get an official welcome from NJIT and meet the most important resource of the day - the NSO peer leaders!

9:45: Family Programs and Support

Location: WEC Exercise Room


The family program begins with a presentation from the Associate Dean of Students, Dr. Sharon Morgan.

10:15: Public Safety

Location: WEC Exercise Room


Officers from the Department of Public Safety will share with you tips for your student to stay safe on and off campus.

11:15: Breakout Session #1


Life as a Campus Resident - Jim Wise Theater: Learn about the support and services offered for campus residents.


Life as a Campus Commuter - WEC Exercise Room:  Commuters will learn more about modes of transportation for getting to school, and what opportunities and resources are available for them.

1200: Breakout Session #2


Career Development Services -  WEC Exercise RoomLearn  how your student can get resume tips and obtain internships/co-ops through Career Development Services! 


Student Life - WEC Lecture Hall:  Explore how your student can get connected and engaged with their new NJIT community with the many involvement opportunities available.


Fostering Success for Women: Murray Center's Commitment to Meaningful Education - Campus Center 265: Hear the experiences of women who study at NJIT, and learn more about the programs and peer-to-peer support at the Murray Center for Women in Technology.                   

12:30: Lunch & Family Bingo

Location: WEC Exercise Room 


Enjoy some lunch and get to know other parents and family members through a game of Family Bingo. A prize goes to the winners!

1:30: Helping Your Student Manage Stress


Location: WEC Exercise Room


The transition into college can be a stressful time for both student and families. This session will give you valuable information on how to support your students through college.

2:15: Coffee Break

Location: WEC Exercise Room


Just the fix you need to enjoy a little break in the day.

2:30: Breakout Session #3

Getting Connected into Greek Life- WEC Lecture Hall: Learn more about Greek Life in NJIT with a panel featuring affiliated peer leaders and the Director of Greek Life!


Proud to be First: What it Means to be a First-Generation College Student - Central King Building (CKB) 116:  Is your student the first in your family to attend college? Hear from other first-generation college students and learn about the resources that will help your student succeed at NJIT. 


Experiential Learning: Internships and Research Opportunities - Jim Wise TheaterFind out how your student can enhance their education outside the classroom through research, co-ops, and internships.


Getting a Global Education: The Benefits of Studying Abroad - Campus Center Atrium: Is it your dream to travel to Paris or Tokyo one day? Learn how you can spend a semester or summer taking classes in a different country through this session!


3:00: The REal Deal Student Panel

Location: WEC Exercise Room


Get the student perspective on NJIT! This is your chance to ask your questions and hear about the experiences of current students.

3:30: Money Matters

Location: WEC Exercise Room


This session will give you all the info you need to understand how to finance and pay for your student's education at NJIT.

4:30: Family Reception

Location: WEC Exercise Room


You've made it through the day! Now enjoy a closing reception with some wine, beer, refreshments, and light appetizers. Your student will meet you here at the end of the day.