First Year Students

Parent Connections

Parent Connections

t the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), our philosophy is that the success of students is dependent on a triadic relationship which exists between the University, parents/guardians and students. Please join us for Parent Connections so you can learn about the student experience at NJIT and learn the best ways you can be supportive of your student during their first year of study. Most students who attend First Year Connections (new student orientation) bring at least one parent, guardian or family member. We look forward to meeting you!

Why Attend Parent Connections?

Parent/ guardian participation is optional, but STRONGLY encouraged. As a parent/guardian, you will continue to play an important role in your student’s personal development and academic success. Parent Connections is a great way to take part in, and support your student’s transition. Our program will highlight transitional issues you will face as well provide detailed information regarding math course placement, tutoring services, counseling and psychological services, work study and internships, comprehensive university health insurance and more.

Parent Connections and First Year Connection Dates

Parent Connections (new parent orientation) runs concurrently with First Year Connections (new student orientation). Parent Connections is separate from First Year Connections and will be held in a different building. Students will have received their course placements and should have registered prior to attending First Year Connections. Students are invited to attend First Year Connections based on the college their major is in. For example: students majoring in computer science are only invited on the days the College of Computing Science is represented.


Dates Colleges
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 CCS, CSLA, NCE, SoM
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 CCS, CoAD, NCE
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 CCS, CoAD, CSLA, NCE
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 CCS, NCE, SoM
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 CCS, NCE, SoM, CSLA, CoAD
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 (make-up) CCS, NCE, SoM, CSLA, CoAD


Newark College of Engineering NCE,  College of Computing Sciences CCS,  School Of Management SoM,  College of Science and Liberal Arts CSLA,  College of Architecture and Design CoAD

Registration and Costs:

Your student must register you for Parents Connections when they register for First Year Connections. Parents will receive a registration confirmation and instructions for payment.

The cost of $35.00 for one parent/guardian, $50.00 for two parents/guardians and additional guest at a cost of $25.00 is required to cover the expense of breakfast, lunch, closing session, materials, program staff, give-a-ways, and the information sessions you will attend as part of Parent Connections. The cost is all-inclusive, non-negotiable and non-refundable.  Parent Connections at NJIT is a self-supporting program and does not receive funding from the University.   


Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Return to Parents main page.