What You Need to Know About Orientation

orientation leaders

Welcome Class Of 2024!

Next year represents a major turning point in your life—your first year of college. While you are busy preparing for the next chapter in your life story, the Marywood University's Orientation Team is eagerly awaiting your arrival and preparing for a fantastic Orientation Weekend.

Orientation is a vital part of your college experience. This July, you will set foot on campus for the first time as a Marywood student. There will be opportunities to meet other classmates in small groups and with your academic advisor, as well as to learn about student services and activities. Of course, there will also be a lot of time for fun!

Orientation Dates

July 10 - 11, 2020

Orientation programs are required of all incoming first-year students enrolling at Marywood. The university holds a two-part program. 

Summer Orientation is a one and a half day overnight program that is held for all first-year students (regardless of residency) in July. We offer a 1.5 day schedule of events for both incoming students and any family members or guests. Students will receive their academic schedules, financial aid forms, and other important information during this weekend.

Welcome Weekend is the second portion of our orientation program. All first-year students will arrive the weekend prior to the start of classes to participate in a fun range of programs. Residential students will move into their assigned rooms, students will receive their identification cards, and become more acclimated with their new collegiate setting.

Register for New Student Orientation

All incoming students will receive their university credentials by mail after they have placed their deposit with the institution.

Students should then use the provided credentials to access their personalized New Student Checklist. After accessing the Checklist, students can register for Orientation and may register themselves, family/guests, and any children participating in the Super Siblings Sessions.

Please contact the Office of Student Engagement at 570-340-6016 if you have any questions. 

Before You Arrive

  • Where to Stay - Whether you will be a resident or commuter in the fall, students should plan to stay on campus overnight on Friday, July 10th. Family and guests can check out friendly hotel options in the area.

  • Directions & Campus Maps - Find out how to get to Marywood, and become familiar with the campus map so you know where you're going!

  • Medical & Health Insurance Requirements - An overview of the medical and insurance requirements needed for Resident and Commuter students attending Marywood.

  • Work Study Employment Opportunities - Work Study opportunities have been posted. Take a look and see what's available!

Academic Advisement Sessions

Academic advisement sessions will be held during Summer Orientation to enable students to meet with their advisors and to discuss courses for the Fall Semester. Each student is assigned an academic advisor to provide information and guidance in selecting, planning and completing an academic program. 

Session Overview

Faculty/Advisors will review academic requirements and provide an overview of Marywood's core curriculum and the requirements of the academic department in which the individual student is enrolled.

Review total core curriculum requirements
Review department specific requirements for core, if appropriate

Distribute handouts on major degree requirements
Review required courses and rationale
Highlight options within the curriculum or related minor

Undergraduate Course Catalog
Academic Excellence Center
Academic Advising

Other Orientation Programs

  • Welcome Weekend - The continuation of our New Student Orientation. This two-day program combines various elements of student life, including residence life, extra-curricular activities and social programming, community service and involvement, and more. 

  • "Transitions Program" - The "Transitions Program" is the perfect time for transfer students to become acquainted with the University, meet new and current students, faculty, and staff. During the program, you'll learn about all the other opportunities available as a Marywood University student.

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