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Orientation Program Information

Dear Campus Community,

The Orientation Committee would like to thank all who helped plan and/or participated in Winter Orientation on January 15th. Welcoming our new students to campus is truly a campus wide effort. If you would like to provide feedback on any aspect of the event, please email the committee at We truly value this input as we are always looking for better ways to serve our students.

Program and Committee
The purpose of the Orientation program is to support a positive transition to The College of New Jersey by providing the opportunity for our newest community members to understand and embrace the values and mission of a TCNJ education. Programs and activities focus on the college’s social and developmental opportunities, academic programs, and the achievement of timely and critical enrollment tasks. Orientation provides the opportunity for building meaningful connections with new and continuing students, faculty, and staff in order to reaffirm each student’s decision to attend TCNJ.

As a campus we welcome approximately 1,700 freshmen and transfers through our Orientation program. To ensure that such a large campus-wide program meets its purpose and runs effectively, the Orientation Committee is comprised of faculty, staff, and students. Members of the committee and their departments include:

Bob Anderson, Liberal Learning Program
Lisa Angeloni, Enrollment Management
Lindsay Barndt, Admissions
Bill Behre, Academic Affairs
Alex Brown, Student
Robby Buonocore, Enrollment Management
Frank Cooper, Records and Registration
James Day, School of the Arts and Communication
Delsia Fleming, School of Education
Brian Garsh, Student
Dionne Hallback, Student Financial Assistance
Christine Kucha, Admissions
Nancy Lasher, School of Business
David Morales, Records and Registration
Magda Manetas, Dean of Students
Jane O’Brien, Student Financial Assistance
Nino Scarpati, School of Nursing, Health and Exercise Science
Steven Schreiner, School of Engineering
Pat Van Hise, School of Science
Rosa Zagari-Marinzoli, School of the Humanities and Social Science

This cross-campus representation will continue to meet during the Spring and Summer to polish all details for our upcoming events.

Summer Orientation Dates
Below you will find the dates for Transfer and Freshman Summer Orientation according to academic school. A breakdown of which academic departments will need to attend on their corresponding school’s day(s) will be available shortly. Please save these dates to your calendar.

Tuesday, June 18: All Academic Schools

Tuesday, July 9: Engineering, Science, Arts & Communication, Education
Wednesday, July 10: Engineering, Science, Arts & Communication, Education
Thursday, July 11: Engineering, Science, Nursing & Health and Exercise Science
Tuesday, July 16: Business, Humanities & Social Science, Education
Wednesday, July 17: Business, Humanities & Social Science, Education
Thursday, July 18: Business, Humanities & Social Science

All information about Orientation will be posted for the entire campus on the R/drive in a folder called OrientationCampusWideInfo. Please check periodically so you and your department are up to date on Orientation happenings. The best way to reach the committee with any questions you may have is at

Thank you again for all your time and support of this program.

Best regards,
Orientation Committee