New Student Orientation is held for first-time students and transfer students as a way to present you with the information, support, and resources you’ll need to begin your journey at Georgian Court University.

Orientation will be held on Thursday, August 20, and Friday, August 21. You must register to attend this mandatory event and attend both days.

During this event, we invite you and your parents to meet new people, explore the beautiful grounds and buildings, enjoy Georgian Court hospitality, and prepare yourself for the upcoming academic year.

If you have any Orientation-related questions, 732-987-2606 or e-mail For questions about living on campus, contact the Office of Residence Life at 732-987-2540 or e-mail

Why should I attend Orientation?

Orientation is an important first step in beginning your transition to the GCU community. In addition to meeting with professors, deans, and other people who will assist you in your transition and throughout your time at The Court, you will meet and acquaint yourself with your peers and classmates. During Orientation, you will receive the tools needed to begin and succeed in your first year at GCU.

Can my family attend Orientation?

Absolutely! We have a special program designed for parents and family members that is scheduled concurrently with New Student Orientation on Thursday, August 20. Please see the schedule for details.

Do I have to stay overnight?

All residents who are first-time, full-time freshmen and/or transfers will move in on Thursday, August 20, so they will stay overnight. Commuter and part-time students can stay overnight in the residence halls.

What do I need to bring with me to Orientation?

If you are a resident, please see the “What to Bring” list for recommended items. If you are choosing the optional overnight stay, bring sheets for an XL twin bed, a pillow, blanket, change of clothes, sleep attire, comfortable shoes, toiletries, and a positive attitude.

What is the attire for Orientation?

Orientation activities are casual, so dress appropriately for comfort and the weather! Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as there will be walking and other activities. Don’t forget a sweater or sweatshirt and an umbrella, just in case!

When do I get my laptop?

Laptops are provided to all first-time, full-time, first-year students on the second day of Orientation. For students under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must sign the contract in order for the student to receive a laptop.

What if I cannot attend Orientation?

Orientation is a mandatory event for all new students. If you have any special circumstances that would prevent you from participating, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 732-987-2606 or e-mail

I am an existing student who wants to be an Orientation leader. How do I do that?

Fantastic! You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of the fall semester; be in good disciplinary standing; be reliable and flexible; attend all training sessions; and relate well to students, families, school administrators, and faculty. For more details, contact the Office of Student Activities at 732-987-2606 or e-mail

Who can I call with questions?

For questions pertaining to Orientation, please call 732-987-2606 or e-mail For questions about residence life, please call 732-987-2540.

Move-In Day is August 20 for students who are living on campus. Part-time, commuter, and transfer students can choose to stay overnight in the residence halls during Orientation. To do this, please note it when you sign up for Orientation.

Move-In Information

You will receive their housing and roommate assignments from the Office of Residence Life prior to arrival on campus. All first-time residents, full-time freshmen, and transfers are expected to move in on Thursday, August 20, between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Please contact the Office of Residence Life at 732-987-2540 or if you have any questions.

There are currently no New Student Orientations.

To sign up for Orientation, click on the registration tab above. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Office of Student Activities at or 732-987-2606. We look forward to welcoming you to GCU!