New Student Orientation

The Orientation Committee welcomes you to our campus community. We are delighted that you have chosen to attend Rutgers University-Camden. The New Student Orientation program is a mandatory experience that has several pieces:  two-day experience, online courses and activities during the first week of the semester. Your orientation experiences will help you not only learn about the many services and programs available to you as a Rutgers University-Camden student, but how these offerings can best guide your academic career. You will also have an opportunity to interact with student leaders and our faculty and staff.
 
The Rutgers University-Camden New Student Orientation Program is a dynamic and interactive set of sessions that give essential information, introduces concepts of college culture, language, and expectations, and assists students in navigating buildings, services, and resources available at Rutgers University-Camden. These programs include: 
 
Advising & Registration Program
The Advising and Registration program takes place after a student has accepted their admission to the University, paid their enrollment fee, submitted their official transcripts, and has completed any required placement tests. During this program, students will meet with an advisor in a group setting, choose courses, and register for classes. Please note: first-year students will meet in group setting and transfer students will meet with their academic advisor in a group with a ratio of 15 students to every 1 advisor and may meet with their faculty advisor. Students will be contacted by our office via email with their assigned date (assignments may vary based on special programs).
 
Raptor Welcome is a mandatory interactive on-campus orientation program for all new students that takes place just before the start of the semester.   This program gives students a chance to meet their fellow Rutgers University-Camden Scarlet Raptors and take part in a variety of activities to prepare them for their college experience.
 
The Everfi Online Course is a mandatory comprehensive prevention program for new students.  Everfi consists of three online courses, AlchoholEduTransit Financial Wellness, and Sexual Assault Prevention for Students, which will educate students on alcohol abuse prevention, sexual assault prevention, and financial literacy.  Students are also required to complete an additional online program calledAcademic Integrity Tutorial which they complete through the website Sakai.