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Union County College Admissions

Owl Orientation – New Students

OWL Orientation at Union County College is required for students who have never attended college before and are planning on registering for 12+ credits during the Fall or Spring semester. Sessions are offered on all three campuses: Cranford, Elizabeth, and Plainfield. Part time students are encouraged, but not required, to attend OWL Orientation. At OWL Orientation students will learn how to use webservices, set up college email, navigate the Owls Nest, meet with an academic advisor, and register for courses. Attending these sessions will help you build a solid foundation for student success.


Pre – OWL Orientation Check-list:

  1. Sign up for Pre – Orientation event (below)
  2. Sign up for New Student Orientation event (schedule below)
  3. Go to your personal email to obtain your unique Union County College User Name and Student ID#
    • Log into Webservices
    • Log into your Owl Email
  4. Make sure your FAFSA is complete and you listed Union as a school! (School Code: 002643)
  5. Please have one of the following items completed:
    • Submitted a High School transcript with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA and have graduated within the last 5 year
    • Completed the college placement exam (Accuplacer)
    • Submitted SAT scores (530 in Math and 540 in Reading) 4. Expected AP scores of >3 for English or Math


Pre – New Student Orientation:

All new students are encouraged to attend our Pre-New Student Orientation event! At Pre-New Student Orientation, we will make sure your financial aid is posted, review your major and make sure you are ready to attend the New Student Orientation event! Click here to RSVP!

Date of Pre-NSO: November 13th, 2019
Location of Pre-NSO: Richel Student Commons, Cranford Campus
Time of Pre-NSO: 11:00am – 2:00pm


Spring 2020 New Student Orientation Event Schedule

Please be sure to arrive at the listed start time – students who arrive more than 30 minutes late will be required to sign up for an alternative date/time.

Campus Weekday Date Start Time End Time Sign Up Link
Elizabeth Tuesday November 26, 2019 3:45pm 7:30pm RSVP here
Cranford Wednesday December 11, 2019 8:30am 1pm RSVP here
Cranford Wednesday January 8, 2020 8:30am 1pm RSVP here
Cranford Tuesday January 14, 2020 8:30am 1pm RSVP here


Express Orientation is a condensed accelerated version of the Orientation we host at Union County College. Express Orientation will be held on both the Cranford and the Elizabeth Campus, adhering to the schedule below. **Express Orientation dates for Spring 2020 will be published in January 2020**



Questions? Please contact us at orientation@ucc.edu