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New Student Orientation

Georgian Court University New Student Orientation Students walking outside

Get Up to Speed on Being a GCU Student

As an opportunity to receive all of the information you’ll need to make a seamless transition to Georgian Court University while getting to know your new peers, New Student and Transfer Orientation is a mandatory program for all new students. You’ll meet the dean of students, orientation leaders, and others who will be there for you throughout your college days. You’ll also receive tips and tools that will help you succeed during your first year.

What to Expect

Understand what it means to be a college student.

Get acquainted with your future classmates.

Find out how to get involved.

Embark on new adventures.

Build new relationships.

Get to know how GCU supports your success.

New Student Orientation FAQ

New Student & Transfer Orientation takes place Thursday, January 11, from 2 PM to 4 PM and will be held in Jeffries Hall.

Parents and family members can assist resident students with move-in. Orientation, however, is specifically for you — our newest students.

Orientation is a MANDATORY event for all new students at Georgian Court University. If you have any special circumstances that would prevent you from participating, please contact 732-987-2601 or email

For questions pertaining to Orientation, you can contact the Dean of Students, at 732-987-2601 or

For questions about Residence Life, please call 732-987-2540.

Why Attend Orientation?

New Student and Transfer Orientation is required of all new Georgian Court University students. It’s an opportunity to become acquainted with the school grounds and buildings while establishing connections with new peers that will be vital to enjoying your first year. New resident students will also receive their housing and roommate assignments from the Office of Residence Life prior to arriving on campus.

Georgian Court University New Student Orientation Students walking outside
Georgian Court University New Student Orientation Students walking outside

What You Should Bring to Orientation

You’re not required to bring too much with you to orientation. If you are a resident student, refer to the Housing & Residence Life page for detailed information on what to bring. If you’re choosing the optional overnight stay, please bring sheets for a twin bed, a pillow, a blanket, a change of clothes, sleep attire, comfortable shoes, and toiletries. Orientation attire is casual, but bring a sweatshirt and an umbrella just in case. Most important, don’t forget to bring a positive attitude!

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1st Floor of the Casino Building
900 Lakewood Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
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Contact Information
Phone: 732-987-2601

Office of Student Life Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.