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For more information regarding our orientation programs, please contact Andee Dunham at (570) 662-4983, 324 Alumni Hall, Mansfield PA 16933


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New Student Orientation

Mansfield University Orientation Process



As a new Mansfield University Student it is important that you follow ALL the steps below:

Step 1

Understanding what Orientation is:

The journey begins at the base of the mountain... it is our mission, through New Student Orientation and New Student Welcome, to provide you, as MOUNTAINEERS, the tools, resources, and support necessary to make your voyage successful. You as students will be successful if you understand the expectations of being a college student. You must know how to get involved, how to meet new people, when and where to get advising, how to select your courses, and how to understand some of the issues you might face as you enter the Mansfield University Family.

What is Orientation and what do you need to know to get started?

  • Orientation is a program designed to facilitate your success. You will learn a lot about campus and our campus resources, meet new students, faculty, and staff, get your schedule, take placement testing (if applicable), and get your student ID.
  • Orientation is a one day program, there is a fee associated with this program. $75.00 for New Students and $50.00 for Transfer Students, due at the time of registration.
  • Orientation will start around 7:30 am in the morning (start times vary depending on each students testing needs) and end between 4:15 and 5:15 pm.
  • Students must register online to attend an orientation. Please follow all the steps below.
  • Orientation, for New Students and Transfer Students, will be held on different dates as indicated in step 3.
  • The breakout session spaces will be a tight fit for all participants, please limit the number of individuals and items you bring with you to Orientation. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Step 2

Understanding your options:

Participation in an Orientation is mandatory*.

Mansfield University is committed to your success as a student, and Orientation will provide you with the tools, resources, and support necessary to be successful.

As a New Student (attending college for the first time) and as a Transfer Student (transferring from another institution), We have several dates available for you.

Each session has a capacity that, once reached, will not be exceeded, so enroll as soon as possible.

Please note: Please limit the number of individuals and items you bring with you to Orientation due to spacing restrictions. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Step 3

Figuring out when Orientation is (registration is mandatory and can be completed in Step 5):

Spring 2016

January 18, 2016

Fall 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - New Students
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - New Students
Friday, June 24, 2016 - Transfer Students
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - New Students
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - New Students
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - Transfer Students
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - New Students

Step 4

Understanding Testing:

During Orientation those students who are required to take an English placement exam and/or a Math placement exam will be given the appropriate time to do so. Both of the placement exams are mandatory if you are required to test. The exams are web-based.

If you have already taken a college-level Math and/or English course, you would be exempt from taking either or both of these tests. It is important that you request that an official transcript be sent to the admissions office from the college you took the course. AP scores will need to be sent to the admissions office as soon as possible.

For more information on testing please contact your admissions counselor at 570-662-4243.

English Placement:

  • You are allotted 60 minutes to complete a 300-600 word essay.
  • You are given the essay topic at the start of the exam.
  • Your results will be disseminated to you upon completion of the exam.

Math Placement:

  • You are allotted 30 minutes to complete the exam.
  • There is a Math Placement Exam Practice Test available on our website: This practice test was created by our Math Department faculty and shows the solutions to the problems. This test should be used for study purposes and to help you prepare for taking the exam.
  • Calculators are not permitted during the test.

Mansfield University is committed to supplying appropriate accommodations.  Should you need academic/testing accommodations, please contact the placement testing supervisor prior to your designated Orientation date at 570-662-4636.

Step 5

Orientation Registration is currently unavailable, please check back in Mid-November!

  • Please read steps 1-11.
  • Your admissions deposit and your Orientation registration fee must be paid in full prior to attending Orientation.
  • Mansfield is committed to making your experience on campus both successful and enjoyable you or your student require accommodations during Orientation, please notify Andee Dunham at or call 570-662-4983. For more information regarding the services offered during the semester for students with disabilities, please visit our Services for Students with Disabilities at 144 South Hall, call 570-662-4436, or visit us online at:

Step 6

Determine/Make your overnight arrangements:

Fall Orientation participants are provided the option to stay overnight in our suite style housing on-campus for a discount rate of $30 per person. Our overnight option is for the evening prior to your registered orientation date. Students and Guests may request on-campus overnight reservations. Students will be housed with other students and parents/guests will be housed separately. Those staying overnight are asked to bring their own linens, towels, pillows, and personal bath items. Each room has a private bathroom.

Click here (Registration is currently unavailable) to register for an Overnight Orientation stay (Orientation Registration MUST be completed prior to registration for Overnight)! A copy of the Agenda and Overnight Checklist can be found along the right hand side of this page.

Step 7

Provide your Mansfield University Admissions Counselor with your AP and/or transfer credits (if applicable):

Be sure to submit an official transcript to the Mansfield University Office of Admissions, Ground Floor - South Hall, 71 South Academy Street, Mansfield, PA 16933, well in advance of your selected Orientation date (contact the Admissions office for more information 570-662-4243).

Step 8

Getting confirmation for Orientation:

Confirmation will be sent to you within 72 hours of registration. The confirmation and further communication from us will be sent to you via the e-mail provided at the time of registration. The agenda will be sent via the email address you provide at registration.

Step 9

Contacting us with questions or Orientation date changes:

We strongly recommend addressing questions about Orientation to us by e-mail, if possible. When contacting us by e-mail please e-mail: (  Our Orientation office hours are Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

Step 10

Complete your Health Evaluation Report (Mandatory for all incoming students) - Forms must be completed and submitted to the address on the form prior to the first day of classes or move in. If your form is completed before your orientation date we would be happy to relay it to the clinic for you, just bring it with you to orientation and submit it during the paperwork session at the end of the day.
Health Evaluation Report - Click here

Step 11

We will see you at Orientation!


Request to join the Mansfield University Class of 2020 and Mansfield University Student Life Facebook groups. Begin connecting with your new classmates. Many students have already joined.


  • interact with faculty and current students
  • meet new friends
  • experience life in the residence halls
  • become familiar with our beautiful campus


  • learn about the array of university support services and financial aid opportunities
  • pick up a few tips on relating to a college student

    Important Orientation Items

    The Beacon - The Guiding Light to Mansfield University - Orientation Booklet

    Directions to Campus

    MU Campus Map

    New Student Housing

    Looking for the "suite life?" Check out our new student housing ! Available to first-time and transfer students.