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?
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. Orientation is funded by your Student Government Association.
As a New Student (attending college for the first time) and as a Transfer Student (transferring from another institution), you may select between a few different Fall Orientation Dates. These dates are a one day orientation with an optional overnight.
Each session has a capacity that, once reached, will not be exceeded, so enroll as soon as possible.
Please note: The institution is under construction therefore some of our 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.
Figuring out when Orientation is (registration is mandatory and can be completed in Step 6):
Fall 2014 Orientation
All Orientation Dates have been filled. If you have not registered for an orienation you will receive additional information on your "next step" via email and mail from the Transition Office.
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 by July.
For more information on testing please contact your admissions counselor at 570-662-4243 or our placement testing supervisor at 570-662-4636.
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.
Fall Orientation (June, July and August) 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 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.
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).
Getting confirmation for Orientation:
Confirmation will be sent to you within 72 hours of registration (those students who have not attended or registered for an orientation will not receive a confirmation). Additional information regarding the Orientation program will be sent to you approximately two weeks before your program date. The confirmation and further communication from us will be sent to you via the email provided at the time of registration. As soon as the agenda is available it will be posted on this page. Please plan for a full day 8am – 4pm.
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 email: (email@example.com). Our Orientation office hours are Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
We will see you at Orientation!
Get familiar with your first Assignment - Click here! - for Fall admits only
Meet our Orientation Mountie Ambassador team!
Request to join the Mansfield University Class of 2017 or 2018 Facebook group. Begin connecting with your new classmates. Many students have already joined.
Registration available in September
Orientation Registration for Fall is CLOSED - it is important to read Steps 1-11 on this page. If you have not registered or attended an orientation we will be in contact with you regarding your "next step" in your transition.
Overnight Registration for Orientation - (only available if you are preregistered for the August 9th Orientation) Follow steps 1-11 on this page before registering for an overnight.
Orientation agenda - QR code
Agenda for the Overnight Option (you must register for both the orientation and overnight if you wish to take advantage of the overnight option, see steps 5 & 6 for details)
Looking for the "suite life?" Check out our new student housing ! Available to first-time and transfer students.