Events for Newly Enrolled Students

Congratulations on making the decision to take advantage of all that Rutgers has to offer by joining Douglass Residential College! Welcome to our distinct supportive community of over 1800 women like you. Douglass is committed to guiding you through the college process, and the events for newly enrolled students are designed to make this transition into your new home even smoother.

First-Year Summer Orientation
Check out Douglass Residential College at the Resource Fairs for the New Student Orientation (NSO) program.  Sessions are held throughout the summer so be sure to register via your Enrollment Pathway.

For more information, please call our office at 848 932 9500 or email

Transfer and Non-Traditional Student Orientation
Get acquainted with us before the fall! As a new transfer and/or non-traditional student, you will take part in a short orientation program that is conveniently held in the evening and is designed to meet your unique needs. A full dinner is served and you will have opportunities to interact with your fellow classmates and meet and network with key advisors and staff who help support your transition to Rutgers and familiarize you with important Douglass resources.  And the best part is that it’s FREE!
Transfer students and non-traditional aged students; 5+ years since graduating high school.
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
Douglass Student Center (100 George St.)


New Student Move-In and Fall Orientation and Welcome-September 1, 2016
Fall Orientation is an important step in your transition to Rutgers, and Douglass Residential College has prepared an exciting 3-day program of activities for you this year! All new students are expected to attend so registration is not required, and there is no fee. Please check this link in early August for the detailed schedule of events.

For more information about Douglass Fall Orientation, please email 

New Student Fall Convocation- September 1, 2016
At this ceremony, all new Douglass students will meet members of the Douglass community, including Douglass and Rutgers University staff members, the Douglass Orientation Committee Chairwoman, and the Douglass Governing Council Vice President. Learn the Douglass Alma Mater and receive a gift from us! Family members are invited to attend this ceremony.
This event is part of Fall Orientation activities.
For more information about Convocation or Fall Orientation, please contact the Office of First Year Experiences and College events at 848 932 3048 or email