We are fully committed to supporting you as a new student in your transition to the College, both in and out of the classroom. Beginning with our New Student Orientation program and our academic First Year Program, you will make connections with the key people, programs, resources and services of the College. Our first-year learning environment encourages you to become an active participant in our college’s mission to educate “ethical and socially-responsible leaders for the global community.”
As a first-year student you will engage in curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities rooted in the College’s tradition of education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences and its commitment to the value of academic, experiential, and service learning. Our welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment allows all students to become effective participants in their own learning and development. When you join our community as a first year student, you will be encouraged to develop as an independent and ethical thinker. You will also be empowered to search for knowledge, express your creativity, participate in community building, and synthesize a wide range of learning experiences.
Our first-year programming challenges you to develop the Valiant skills and values that are at the heart of our college’s mission:
Respect for yourself and others
Greater ability to identify and understand the ethical dimensions of problems
Intellectual curiosity and analytical ability
Effective written and oral communication
Active participation in the Manhattanville community
Compassionate engagement with each other and the world
Manhattanville students extend learning in the classroom through a variety of opportunities and cultural events in the surrounding area, including New York City.
In and out of the classroom, our first- year students are challenged to acquire the skills, independence and self-awareness they need in order to shape their own academic and personal goals. A Manhattanville Valiant is a well-rounded, self-reflective individual prepared for a life and career filled with personal meaning and with a commitment to life-long learning.