Transfer Orientation

The first step to ensure your academic and personal success here at FDU begins with your participation in Orientation. Although you may have some knowledge of what to expect from college, each institution is unique with its own set of academic opportunities and challenges. To help you achieve your academic and personal goals, Fairleigh Dickinson University provides a special orientation program for all new transfer students.



Transfer Orientation is a one-day program specially designed for students coming from other institutions. This orientation program provides an opportunity for you to preview the campus and get acclimated to your new environment while participating in a variety of informative and exciting activities. During Orientation you will meet other new students, learn more about the FDU Metropolitan campus community, and be informed about campus resources, services, programs, and procedures.


As a new member of the Fairleigh Dickinson University community, it is likely that you may feel a bit nervous about making a smooth transition into college. Because we are concerned about student success, all new students are required to attend an orientation program to help ease the transition process. Orientation is an opportunity for you to get acclimated to your new environment while developing friendships and having fun. Since college life involves more than just the classroom, you will have the chance to gain some first-hand knowledge of the many activities, programs, and support services FDU offers. Along the way, you will meet with other new transfer students, current FDU students, and some of our distinguished faculty and administrators. You will begin to develop new friendships and continue building those relationships when the semester begins. We look forward to meeting all of you at Transfer Orientation and to helping you in becoming an active member of the Fairleigh Dickinson University community.