New Student Orientation

We are excited that you have chosen to become a part of our dynamic community, and look forward to working with you during New Student Orientation.

New Student & Transfer Orientation will be held for all new students, Thursday, August 22nd & Friday, August 23rd. This event is a required program for all new students. During New Student & Transfer Orientation, you will receive all the information you need to make a seamless transition to GCU as well as get to know your fellow students.

All new resident students will receive their housing and roommate assignments from the Office of Residence Life prior to arrival on campus. Please contact the Office of Residence Life at 732-987-2533 if you do not receive this information prior to move-in.

During orientation, we invite you to call the campus home while you establish new friendships, explore the beautiful grounds and buildings, enjoy Georgian Court hospitality, and most importantly, prepare yourself for the upcoming academic year. Attending Orientation is an important step in beginning your journey at Georgian Court. This exciting time is designed to help you:

  • gain a comprehensive understanding of what it means to be a college student,
  • get acquainted with your orientation leaders and classmates,
  • seek independence,
  • embark on new adventures,
  • build new relationships with peers, and
  • highlight your past successes while creating new ones.

Please continue to check this Web site for important Orientation updates, registration information, and program schedules.

Click here for Orientation Sign Up

Along with the GCU Orientation staff and student leaders, welcome to Georgian Court University. We look forward to seeing you! You may contact us at 732-987-2311 or e-mail if you have any questions!

The Orientation Team

When is Orientation?

New Student & Transfer Orientation takes place August 22 & 23, 2019.

Why should I attend Orientation?

Orientation is an important first step in beginning your transition to the GCU community.  In addition to meeting with the dean of students, orientation leaders, 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 the GCU campus. During Orientation, you will receive the tools needed to begin and succeed in your first year at Georgian Court.

Can my family attend Orientation?

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

What do I need to bring with me to Orientation?

If you are a resident, please visit the Housing & Residence Life Web page for recommended items. If you are choosing the OPTIONAL overnight stay, simply bring sheets for a 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!

What if I cannot attend Orientation?

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 the Office of Student Activities at 732-987-2311 or email

Who can I call with questions?

For questions pertaining to Orientation, you can contact the director of student activities, at 732-987-2311 or

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

Join us for a comprehensive look at GCU’s support services and enjoy a seamless transition to the GCU community!

This orientation is mandatory for all new students, including transfer students.

  • New Student & Transfer Orientation registration will take place on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in Jeffries Hall.
  • The orientation schedule is coming soon.

If you have any questions, please call 732-987-2311 or email

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