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First Year Connections 2.0

Center for First Year Students

Friday, August 30, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

First Year Connections 2.0

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FYC 2.0 (Part Two of Orientation)

The FYC team hopes you are having a great summer! We are looking forward to seeing you again at FYC 2.0, the second part of the required NJIT orientation program on August 30-31. Check-in for residents will be between 8 am - noon and check-in for commuters between noon and 1 pm. The Welcome and Academic Assembly will begin promptly at 1 pm.

Participating in this two-day program will give you a great advantage in starting at NJIT.  Missing these two days will count as absences against your First Year Seminar course, including the required community service project on Saturday (there is no make-up for missing these programs so you will need to make arrangements with the Center for First Year Students during the semester for days missed). Students are also invited to attend the social events throughout Opening Weekend. Below you will find the mandatory programs. 

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Friday, August 30

8 am - 1 pm: Check-in and Move-in; Student Resource Fair (Campus Center Atrium)

1 pm: Welcome and Academic Assembly (Campus Center Ballroom)

2:30 pm: The First Class - Your First Year Seminar (Honors College students will be excused from this part of the day as you will be coming back from a retreat in the morning).

3:45 - 6:45 pm: Public Safety and Consent Presentations (required by law)


Saturday, August 31

9:30 am: Computing Services, Policies, and Benefits (Campus Center Ballroom)

10 am: Community Service Project Introduction (Campus Center Ballroom)

11 am - 3 pm: Community Service Project and Debrief

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FAQs

Is this mandatory?

Yes, FYC 2.0 counts towards your attendance of your First Year Seminar course. Missing more than two classes will result in receiving a "U" and therefore failing your seminar which is needed to graduate.  You will be requried to take the course again in the spring.

If I can't attend due to another obligation, is there a make-up?

Unfortunately, it will be impossible to completely make-up this program because it is intended to help you feel settled with your fellow classmates at your new NJIT community. There will be some opportunities provided later in the semester to help make-up for the missed requirements for your first year seminar so that you are not penalized with two absences.

I'm a commuter, is there an option to stay overnight?

Unfortunately, there is not an option to stay over due to lack of space. Please plan on commuting back to campus on Saturday.

Are parents invited?

If you are moving onto campus, parents can help you move in. For both commuters and residents, parents are welcome to check-in with you and have lunch. However, at 1 pm, the program is for students only.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

If you plan on driving, you must register your car with Parking Services here: http://www.njit.edu/parking/

You may also take the light rail to Warren St. Schedules can be found here: http://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=LightRailTo 

Learn about campus shuttle services here: http://www.njit.edu/publicsafety/transportation.php

What should I bring to the event?

You will need to be prepared for your first-year seminar on Friday, so bring a notebook, a pen, etc. For Saturday, you will need comfortable clothes and shoes, and a water bottle.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Due to limited staffing in the summer, please email FYC@njit.edu for any quick questions. If you need to speak with someone, you may contact the Center for First Year Students at 973.596.2981.

 

Have questions about First Year Connections 2.0? Contact Center for First Year Students

When & Where


NJIT Campus Center
323 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Newark, NJ 07102

Friday, August 30, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 4:00 PM (EDT)


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Center for First Year Students

The mission for the Center for First Year Students at NJIT is to assist incoming first year and transfer students in the transition to becoming successful students.  Working in partnership with faculty, academic advisors, and university staff, the Center for First Year Students seeks to enhance the retention of new students by connecting them to the university and offering academic and personal support.

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