transfer Orientation

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (except noon-1 PM)    Student Photo ID, Laurel Hall Annex

Those who have registered for one or more courses, can obtain their student ID photo throughout the day.


8:30 AM     Check-in & Breakfast, Campus Center Lobby & Grill Area

Check in, chat with some peer leaders, and enjoy a continental breakfast before the welcome session. Be sure to register for this program at least a week in advance so that you can easily check in for the program. 


9:00 AM     Welcome Session, Campus Center Atrium

The program begins with an official welcome from the New Student Orientation team. This session will help you understand the program schedule format and available services for the day.


9:30 AM     Transfer Resource Panel, Campus Center Atrium

Representatives from Admissions, Registrar, Advising Success Center, and Placement Testing, fellow students, and transfer student alumni will discuss their recommendations for a smooth transition process and then will answer any general questions that you might have.

Click here for more on transferring to NJIT. 


10:00 AM    Peer Leader Small Groups, Various Locations

This will be an opportunity to break off into smaller groups and meet others students. Members of the NSO peer leader team will greet you, provide some initial introductions to others students in your chosen major, and answer more questions that you might have.


10:30 AM    Breakout Session I


NSO Campus Tour, Various Locations

For those who have already received academic advisement, our peer leaders will provide you with a personal tour of the campus. Feel free to ask to visit any specific locations, such as classrooms or campus hangouts. 


Academic Advisement, Various Locations

If you did not already receive academic advisement prior to orientation, this will be an opportunity to learn more about the curriculum and expectations for your major.  Peer leaders will take you to your respective advisor to the following locations:

Note: Students who require advisement in the College of Architecture & Design must make an appointment with their advisors separately from orientation. These advisors will not be present during Transfer Orientation. 


11:30 AM    Academic Success for Transfer Students, Campus Center Atrium

The Peer Advisor Liaisons (PALs) from the Center for Student Success will share important information from a student perspective that will help you make the transition into NJIT.


12:00 PM    Lunch, Campus Center Grill Area

Enjoy some lunch and socialize with your fellow transfer students.

12:30 PM   Breakout Session II


Student Meet & Greet, Campus Center 2nd Floor Lounge

Want to meet more students? Get a chance to meet fellow incoming students through a speed meeting activity. A facilitator will provide some structured questions for you to discuss with one person for a minute, then you will rotate to a new person and get a new question. 


Computing at NJIT, Campus Center Atrium

Much of being a student at NJIT requires computing access to various platforms, systems, networks, and software. Get the overview on how to utilize all of these in this useful session. This session will also be offered again later in the day.

Click here for the New Student Computing Guide.


1:00 PM    Breakout Session III 


Money Matters: Financial Aid & Bursar, Campus Center Atrium

Representatives from Financial Aid Services and the Bursar’s Office will discuss how you can pay for your education.

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Click here for the Bursar's Office


Getting Involved in Student Life, Campus Center B35

From student clubs, to student government, program committees, and special events, the Office of Student Life will discuss the many ways you can get involved as an NJIT Highlander.

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International Students: Maintaining Your Immigration Status, Campus Center 235

The Office of Global Initiatives will discuss all the important requirements for students attending from countries outside the U.S. If you are an international student, you must attend this session. 

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Benefits for Active-Duty Military, Veterans, & Dependents, Campus Center 240

Active-duty military, veterans, and military dependents can learn about all of the benefits they receive as an NJIT student. 

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1:45 PM    Breakout Session IV


Keeping Safe on Campus, Campus Center Atrium

Officers from the Department of Public Safety will share with you tips for keeping safe on and off campus, as well as many resources dedicated to your safety.

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Career Development Opportunities, Campus Center 235

Learn about how you can receive resume tips and how to obtain internships/co-ops through Career Development Services and dozens of resources to boost your career prospects! Then hear from students who have had real-life internship and undergraduate research experience.

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Click here for more about Undergraduate Research


Getting Connected through Commuter Resources, Campus Center B35

Commuters will learn about the services and opportunities given to them, and will learn what its like to be an NJIT commuter. 

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Life as a Campus Resident, Campus Center 240

Are you living on campus this semester? This session discusses the resources, programs, policies, and services offered to residents here at NJIT. 

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2:30 - 4:30 PM   Transfer Student Support


Credit Evaluation, Campus Center Ballroom A

If you have courses that still require evaluation after sending in your transcripts, there will be selected faculty and advisors from various departments who will be available to assist you. Have your supporting documents ready (course description, unofficial transcript, course syllabus). 


Note:  The following departments will be represented for credit evaluation on-site: Biology, Civil & Environmental Engineering/Mechanics (Civil Eng. majors only), Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical & Computer Engineering, all Engineering Technology (except ECET), History/Criminal Justice/Political Science/Law, Humanities, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Math, Business/Management. Biomedical Engineering credit evaluation will be provided during advisement. 


The following departments will NOT be available at credit evaluation on-site: Architecture/Design, Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology; Computer Science/Information Systems/Information Technology, Theatre Arts & Technology. Please reach out to these departments separately to have your courses evaluated; a list of credit evaluators can be found at


Course Registration Assistance, Campus Center Ballroom B

Ready to register for courses? You can register for classes here and get support from our expert NSO peer leader team!


Campus Tours, NSO table in Campus Center Ballroom A

A peer leader will give you a personal tour of the NJIT campus at the following times: 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:00 PM. Meet at the NSO table in Ballroom A.