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Orientation

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 and soak up the summer beauty of campus. 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 fall 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)
  • Explore campus, including touring residence halls
  • Discover what it means to be a Mountie

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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 Transition Programs is here to help you find your way - check out our resources or give us a call anytime at 301-447-6783.

  • New Student Orientation

    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 both your June orientation and August Orientation. Our new student orientation checklist and timeline will help you stay on track and meet all the requirements.

  • Transfer Student Orientation

    If you’re transferring to the Mount, we are ready to help you start fresh! Before you arrive in the fall you're required to attend a Transfer Tuesday Orientation summer session and check off all the things on the transfer checklist before your August Orientation.

  • FAQs

    Got questions? We've got answers.

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Mountward Bound: Pre-Orientation Trips

Take a slight detour on your way to the Mount and enjoy a spectacular week-long trip participating in an activity you're passionate about. With Mountward Bound you'll meet and connect with other new students and ramp up to the start of your college journey.

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The Mount Summer Bridge Program

We call it Mount 101 – a 2-week program for first year students that will get you acclimated to college life and especially life at the Mount. The program includes a 3-4 credit humanities course, community building activities, field trips, and more. Trust us, it’s a blast!

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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!

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