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We want your experience at the Mount to be amazing, so we start it off with an orientation that gives you a chance to meet other new students. New Student Orientation is when the college transition starts to feel real for both students and parents, and provides new students the opportunity to:

  • Learn about course offerings.
  • Learn about the campus community and resources.
  • Meet with faculty and academic advisors.
  • Connect with other new students (maybe even find a roommate).
  • Learn about campus, including the residence halls.
  • Discover what it means to be a Mountaineer.

Orientation, as easy as 1, 2, 3

Step 1 - Register for a summer Orientation

Parent(s)/Support persons are welcome to join you for one of the below dates to help their student with important transitional requirements. More information will come in an email from the Orientation Office upon depositing.

  • June 20, 21, 24, or 25 - first-year students
  • July 12 or 15 - transfer students
  • Virtual (July 25) - international students

*All summer 2024 times and registration forms will be available in late March.

Step 2 - Complete your New Student To-Do Checklist

This checklist helps a student complete all of the necessary requirements (completing a housing application, registering for classes, paying your tuition bill, and more) in order to transition to the Mount. Look for an email from the Orientation Office a few days after you submit your deposit.

Step 3 - Attend Expedition MSMU

This is an in-person orientation that is held during move-in weekend. All residents and commuters are required to attend. More details will be provided in June.

August 15 (move-in day) - 18

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Watch the video to learn three things you'll want to know about orientation!

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Let's get oriented.

Orientation is the official transition point where you change from a prospective student to a Mountaineer. The Office of Orientation and New Student Services is here to help you find your way - check out our resources or give us a call anytime at 301-447-6783.

  • First Year Students

    Being new is exciting, and to some it can be a little nerve-racking trying to remember all of the things you need to do. We've got you covered for your Summer Orientation. Our new student orientation checklist and timeline will help you stay on track and meet all the requirements. Registration for Summer Orientation will open soon!

  • Transfer Students

    If you’re transferring to the Mount, we are ready to help you start fresh! Before you arrive in the fall you're invited to attend one of our Transfer Tuesday's. Be sure to check off all the things on the transfer checklist before your arrival this fall. Registration for Transfer Tuesday is now open!

  • FAQs

    Got questions? We've got answers.

Let the Countdown to #MountMoveIn Begin!

Congratulations on your decision to attend the Mount! We’re counting down the days until you join us—with this calendar, you can too!

Follow Us on Instagram

Learn more about Orientation, stay up-to-date on important information, get to know our Orientation staff, and more! Join us on Instagram @msmu.orientation.

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The Mount Summer Bridge Program

We call it Mount 101 – a two-week program for first year students that will get you acclimated to college life and especially life at the Mount. The program includes two three-credit courses, community building activities, field trips, and more. Trust us, it’s a blast!

Learn about the Summer Bridge Program

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Move-in Day Musts!

You have your housing assignment, your bags are packed, the car is crammed, mom's eyes are getting teary... find out what to do next on Move-in Day at the Mount!