Why is Orientation Important?
For first-year students, our goal is to help you make the transition from high school to college. The more familiar you are with the university's expectations of first-year students, the more likely you are to be successful in your first semester. For transfer students, although you may be familiar with the whole college process, we want to provide you with the opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the Mansfield process and campus. Orientation also provides you and your advisor with information about the appropriate levels of courses in which to enroll for your first semester. You will also be introduced to campus life &services and new friends!
Is participation required?
Yes, all new incoming students are required to attend an Orientation session and stay for the entire event. Parents/guests are also encouraged to attend but it is not a requirement.
Is there a fee?
The orientation fee for first-year students is $90.00 (this includes lunch and up to two guests - additional guests will be accessed an additional $10.00/person). Students and parents can opt to stay on campus for an additional $25.00 per person.
Transfer students are required to pay $50.00 (includes lunch and up to two guests - additional guests will be accessed an additional $10.00/person)
Fees are non-refundable and must be paid at the time of registration. Fees cover program materials, operation costs, meals, Mountie Day activities (during the weekend prior to classes starting), and student leader wages.
Are meals included with Orientation?
Light refreshments in the morning and lunch are provided for all orientation events.
Once I am registered for a date, can I change it?
Yes, if you need to change your orientation registration please contact Marie Domenech at email@example.com or at 570-662-4810. Each session has a limited number of openings so early registration is important if you need a particular date.
Is it mandatory for me to stay overnight?
There is an optional overnight option for first-year students. Students may choose to spend the night in the residence halls the evening before and/or the evening of their orientation date.
There is no overnight option for Transfer students attending the June 1 or the August 3 session. These are one-day programs only.
What do I need to bring to Orientation?
A formal ID (i.e. driver's licencse) is required and will be reviewed at check-in.