Orientation

Connecting with NJIT

(Stroll down to see the Orientation Schedule)

Welcome to NJIT

Welcome international student and congratulations on your acceptance to New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)!  We will soon be meeting you in Newark, New Jersey, a city of long history, culture, a world-renowned museum, fabulous performing arts center, a new spacious indoor arena and great food!

ATTENTION STUDENTS

UPON ARRIVAL AT ORIENTATION, YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF:  ORIGINAL NJIT I-20, COPIES OF ALL PREVIOUS I-20’s, PASSPORT, VISA, I-94 and SEVIS DATA COLLECTION FORM.   If you are a J-1 student, submit  the ORIGINAL NJIT DS-2019 and copies of all other DS-2019’s, PASSPORT, VISA, I-94 and SEVIS DATA COLLECTION FORM.

Note: You may be arriving in the U.S. for the first time to begin studies.  If so, you will have only the NJIT I-20. 

Mandatory Attendance

Our Orientations are MANDATORY for ALL students.  At Orientation, you will be given information about NJIT, your immigration status, receive detailed academic advisement, register for classes, meet our medical, public safety teams, open bank accounts, learn how to pay your tuition.  We have found that students who really engage in our Orientation settle more quickly into their new surroundings, are happier and more successful!

*You must attend Orientation before you will be allowed to register for classes. *

Placement Tests – FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Placement tests for undergraduate students are administered based on the student’s academic record.

Note:  If in doubt about the Placement Test, please contact the Center for First Year Students at (973) 596-2981 or email firstyearstudents@njit.edu.

Orientation

The student Orientation is January 13-14, 2015. 

Orientation will address important issues relating to your non-immigrant status and your study at NJIT.

Students must arrive by 8:00am and report to the Campus Center Ballroom.  You MUST show the originals and copies of the I-20, Passport with biographical page, Visa, I-94 and SEVIS Data Collection Form.

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The Office of International Students (OIS) will be available to assist you with pre-departure questions.  Please contact us with concerns by email international.students@njit.edu.

If, for reasons beyond your control, you are unable to attend the Orientation program, please tell us when you will be arriving on campus.  Upon arrival, please report to the Office of International Students at 140 Fenster Hall.

We strongly urge you to review this website for all Orientation updates.

J-1 Exchange Students

The J-1 Orientation workshop will be Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:00am. 

You MUST bring the originals and copies of the DS-2019, passport and biographical page, visa, I-94, SEVIS Data Collection Form and health insurance statement of coverage.

REMINDER   ---   VERY IMPORTANT!!

Please submit the following required documents (originals and copies):

F-1 Students

J-1 Students

All I-20's

Visa

I-94

Passport (bio page)

Data Collection Form

DS-2019

Visa

I-94

Passport (bio page)

Data Collection Form

INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

DAY 1  -- Tuesday, January 13, 2015     -- CAMPUS CENTER  --    Ballroom A         

8:00am    International Office Welcome    

Services   Banks, GSA List Serve, peerTransfer, Residence Life, Society of Women Engineers

8:30am     Breakfast – Sponsored by Residence Life    

8:30am     Document Collection Begins

10:35am    Document Collection Ends (Students go to Ballroom A)

10:35am   Introductions:  Vice President, Division of Academic Support and Student Affairs, Dr. Charles Fey; Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, Dr. Sotirios Ziavras;       

              President, Graduate Students Association (GSA), Ms. Sapana Patel

11:00am    Making Connections      

12:00pm   Lunch – sponsored by Residence Life   

1:00pm     Security On-and-Around campus - (Chief Marswillo, Lt. Cyr)   

1:50pm     F-1 Status:  What is it?  How to keep it. - (Mr. Jeff Grundy, Mr. Scott Kline)

2:30pm    Title IX -  (Ms. Jean Feeney)

3:00pm    Break

3:10pm   Paying Your Tuition -  (Ms. Cheryl Magnone)

3:35pm    Meet NJIT Students                                                            

4:20pm    What’s in store on Day 2 - (Mr. Scott Kline)

DAY 2 – Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 --   Jim Wise Theater

8:30am    Breakfast – sponsored by the GSA

            Questions & Answers Session

            More from an NJIT Graduate - (Dr. Ashish Bargaonkar)

9:10am    Graduate Studies:

            The NJIT Honor Code - (Dr. Sotirios Ziavras)

9:50am    Academic Computing - (Mr. Blake Haggerty)

10:20am   English Assistance   - (Mr. Jerry Paris)

10:30am   One to World

11:00pm   Staying Healthy – (Dr. Judy Washington)

11:40am    GSA, Your Association - (Ms. Sapana Patel)

12:00pm   Lunch – sponsored by the GSA

1:00pm     Department Advising and Class registration begins

PHOTO ID SCHEDULE - All photo ID’s are taken at Laurel Hall Extension  - (Summit & Warren Streets)

Last Name     Date                               Time

A – L           Wednesday, January 14         2:00pm - 4:00pm

M - Z           Thursday, January 16          9:00am -12:00pm and 1-4:00pm

BANKS ON CAMPUS

January 13 - Distributing info    (8:30am – 11:00am) in Campus Ctr.

January 15 - Opening accounts (1:00pm - 4:00pm) Campus Ctr. Flr. 2

SCHEDULE