Mansfield University Orientation Information

Your Adventure Starts Here!

As a new Mansfield University student, it is important that you read & follow ALL the steps below.  Reviewing the FAQs page will also be helpful.

Step 1 

Understanding what Orientation is:

The first step in your transition to Mansfield University is to attend New Student Orientation, where you will learn about the campus, meet with an academic advisor for scheduling, meet other students and obtain information about campus resources. 

For ALL new students starting in January, a one-day program is offered.  Residential students will move into their new campus rooms that same day.

For first-year students starting during the Summer/Fall semesters, programs in April and June are two days in length and include a MANDATORY overnight stay in an on-campus residence hall (regardless of how close you live to campus). 

For transfer students starting during the Summer/Fall semesters, dates in June and August are one-day options only with no overnight option.  

Programs fill quickly, so be sure to register as soon as possible for the greatest availability.

Full participation in an Orientation is mandatory for both new first-year and transfer students. 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.


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

Getting started is easy.  Just follow the steps below to register for your date.

Step 2

Selecting a date (registration is mandatory and can be completed in Step 3):

Spring 2019 (January start for ALL new first-year and transfer students)

January 11, 2019

Fall 2019 (August start)

First-Year Students                          Transfer Students

                TBA                                              TBA



Step 3


Register Now –Click here

  • Your admissions deposit fee must be paid prior to attending Orientation

    • January Orientation fee for all students is $50.00

    • First-year Orientation fee for Spring/Summer dates is $90.00

    • Transfer Orientation fee for Spring/Summer dates is $50.00

  • All fees must be paid at the time of registration

  • All fees are non-refundable

  • Orientation fees cover all costs associated with the program, including meals, staffing, and materials.

  • Mansfield is committed to making your experience on campus both successful and enjoyable you or your student require accommodations during Orientation, please notify the Orientation office at 570-662-4818 or orientation@mansfield.eduFor 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: http://www2.mansfield.edu/ssd/

Step 4

Understanding Placement 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 tests are web based and will be conducted in a campus computer lab.  Information about testing will be sent as an attachment in your final confirmation email.

If you have already taken a college-level Math and/or English course, you could 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 from which you took the course, including any college courses you took while in high school. 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

And visit: http://www.mansfield.edu/orientation/placement-tests.cfm

Mansfield University is committed to supplying appropriate accommodations.  Should you need academic/testing accommodations, please contact the placement testing supervisor at 570-662-4818 prior to your designated Orientation date.

Step 5

Complete your Health Evaluation Report (Mandatory for all new 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 6

Complete your online orientation before coming to campus:

Confirmation for your registration to attend orientation will be sent to you shortly before your session.  In your confirmation e-mail, there will be an Online Orientation component that must be completed prior to your on-campus orientation.  The confirmation and further communication from us will be sent to you via the e-mail provided at the time of registration. Be sure to click on any attachments.

Step 7

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

Be sure to submit an OFFICIAL college 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).  This includes college transcripts for college-level courses you may have taken while in or at your high school.

Contact us with questions or Orientation date changes:

 Our Orientation office hours are: 

Monday - Friday     8:00 AM -4:15 PM     
e-mail at jbrayer@mansfield.edu anytime!




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