Overnight Orientation: What to Expect

Get acquainted with the University, meet new people and have fun!

Linden Residence Halls

During your Overnight Success Session, you will be housed in the Linden Residence Halls. The Lindens are air-conditioned, six-student, same-sex suites. All bedrooms are double occupancy. Each furnished suite has a common living area with cable television. The halls will be staffed with Orientation Leaders as well as on-call professional staff. All students will be required to stay on campus during the Overnight Success Session. Students will not be allowed to leave campus.

When will I get my schedule of classes?

Attend an Overnight Success Session. The earlier you attend, the better the options are for open courses and times.

Attend the advisement information session

On the first day of your Overnight Success Session, you’ll meet with professional advisers and other students in your major of choice.

Learn more about your major and field of study with faculty and academic Deans

At your Overnight Success Session, all students get time for Q & A with experts in their fields.

Fill out a Schedule Planning Guide

You provide needed information for a professional adviser to create a schedule that best suits your needs as a first-semester freshman.

Take Placement Assessments

Your courses are based on your results so take your time and do your best.

A professional adviser will create a tailored schedule taking into account your academic strengths and scholastic interests for the upcoming semester.

At the conclusion of the Overnight Success Session, you’ll receive your first college schedule.

Transfer students will be eligible to register for fall courses 24 hours after completing all required testing. You will have the opportunity to make an appointment with your faculty adviser during your Overnight Success Session.


If you are going to be a residential student in the fall, you must receive a meningitis vaccine by August 28 or you will not be allowed to reside in the Halls!

The immunizations will be offered during the Overnight Success Session.

If you choose to obtain your immunization at the FDU Health Center, you must reserve your vaccination via the online Reservation Form. The cost of the immunization through the Health Center is at cost payable by cash or money order.

Please be advised that checks and credit cards will not be accepted.

What to Bring

  • Medical forms
  • Alarm clock
  • Bedding: pillows, sheets (extra long) or sleeping bag and blanket
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Personal toiletries (soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc.)
  • Change of clothes
  • Change for vending machines

Items that are NOT allowed

  • Televisions, computers and/or video games
  • Pets of any kind
  • Guests
  • Cell phones while in orientation sessions