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For more information regarding our orientation programs, please contact Andee Dunham at (570) 662-4983.

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New Student Welcome

The journey begins at the bottom 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.

New Student Welcome takes place after Orientation during the 4 days leading up to the start of the fall semester (August 21st - August 24th). This is a mandatory program for all New Students. New Student Welcome is an opportunity for you to get connected to campus, faculty, staff and students while having a GREAT time.

Fall 2014 New Student Welcome

For full agenda and non-resident agenda please click on the agenda along the right of this screen.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Move-in - We have MU Move-in Crew to assist you with your move.
Please follow the move in schedule provided by the Residence Life and Housing Office
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch - Manser Dining Hall (Families and Guests are welcome)
12:00 PM - 6:30 PM Optional activities during this time will be available, click on the full agenda to the right of this screen for details on page 2.
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Dinner - Manser Dining Hall (Families and Guests are welcome)
6:45 PM - 7:00 PM Welcome Ceremonies & Group Assignments, Straughn Hall (Students Only)
First 50 students through the door will receive a prize!
7:00 PM- 9:30 PM
Residence Hall Welcome& Block Party - outside of Hickory Hall
Friday, August 22, 2014
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Breakfast - Manser Dining Hall
10:30 AM
Academic Department Meetings - Various locations, for locations please click on the agenda along the right of this screen
12:00 PM
Convocation - Straughn Hall with special guests The Spirit & Pride of Pennsylvania
Class photo immediately following Convocation in the lawn beside Straughn Hall (Wear your T-shirt from Orientation: #LoveMU)
1:00 PM
Outdoor Picnic - Outside Straughn Hall in the lawn behind Memorial Hall
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Mountie Carnival and SKY FALL - Clinton Street & South Hall Mall, outside Manser Dining Hall
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Dinner - Manser Dining Hall
6:00 PM
Residence Hall Meetings - in your residence hall
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Ventriloquist John Pizzi and Comedian Chloe Hilliard - Straughn Hall
9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
XBOX 360 Domination Extreme, American Pop-Star& Bling Nation
Make your own music videos & participate in a gaming competition
- The Hut; OR
9:00 PM- 11:00 PM Outdoor Movie (The Princess Bride) - President's Lawn, outside Manser Dining Hall
Saturday, August 23, 2014
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Time to relax or unpack
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Brunch - Manser Dining Hall
1:00 PM
MULympics - Meet @ Kelchner Fitness Center & go to Karl Van Norman Field
2:45 PM - 4:00 PMPhoto Scavenger Hunt - Starting at Karl Van Norman Field
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Dinner - Manser Dining Hall
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Casino Game Night - Kelchner Fitness Center; OR
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Trivia Night Game Show - The Hut
Prizes for Game Night Winners!

Sunday, August 24, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Adopt Main Street - Give back to your community - Meet outside Manser Dining Hall (this is an optional event)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Brunch - Manser Dining Hall
2:00 PM
Talk with a Professor @ Professor Expectations - Belknap Hall (all students meet at the Belknap entrance)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Visit the Library, print your First Year Seminar assignment, and hear our Ghost Story - North Hall
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Dinner - Manser Dining Hall
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Club and Organization Fair- Find the Club/Organization in which you want to be involved - Clinton Street
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Closing Ceremonies & Mike Green - College Life Choices - Straughn Hall
First 25 students through the door will receive a prize!

Monday , August 25, 2014 - First day of classes - please refer to your class schedule for times and locations