New Student Programs

New student on campus? Just getting acclimated to Rutgers-Newark? Want to experience first-hand our campus culture and learn about all the campus resources?  

That is what our new student programs are geared towards - helping you further become a part of our campus community.  

We host programs that build upon the foundation set at Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration (SOAR) to further enable, grow and empower students to positively acclimate to the campus and embrace the culture of our student leaders. 

The Office of New Student and Family Programs creates and manages programs such as Peer Connect and has first-year experience events that allow new students to learn about campus resources, build relationships, develop and enhance leadership skills, and become involved in the campus community. 

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Tirtha Pandya

Office of New Student and Family Programs

Through my involvement in The Office Of New Student and Family Programs while mentoring the students, I have been learning many new skills that provide me with a very good opportunity to grow as a human being and learn new life skills everyday, which I’m sure will be helpful in my coming future.

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