New Student and Family Orientation

Your Valiant Journey Starts Now!

Our undergraduate orientation program has events, activities, and academic information sessions to acclimate you to life at Manhattanville. You will have the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and students, learn how to get involved on campus, and learn the tips to success.

New Student and Family Orientation

All new undergraduate students are required to attend a new student orientation. You will register by selecting a date to the right and logging into your applicant portal.

Contact the Orientation Team

Fall 2024 Orientation Dates for Transfers

Fall 2024 Orientation Dates for International Students

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Steps to Becoming a Valiant

We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you into the Manhattanville family! 

Register for Valiant Up Days

Valiant Up Days are a wonderful opportunity for our deposited students to complete some of the necessary steps/forms required to begin in the fall! These days are for our incoming Undergraduate students, however these days might be useful for Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing students as well.

Students are not limited to one appointment slot for the day, please sign up for as many appointments as you need in order to complete your enrollment process.

Meetings include:

Financial Aid - to review questions regarding your Financial Aid Offer
Student Accounts - to review your bill/payments
Housing Application- for residential students to complete to obtain a room
Student Employment - an opportunity to begin onboarding for an on-campus job this fall

The first part of getting you started at Manhattanville is to complete the Academic Schedule Preference Form and Orientation Sign Up. The Academic Schedule Preference Form allows for our Academic Advisors to help create your class schedule. You can access these through your applicant portal. 

Academic Schedule Preference Form and Orientation Sign Up

If you are planning to live on campus you will need to submit your housing deposit through your applicant portal. Once you submit your housing deposit you you can complete your your Housing Application.

The Housing Application is a legally binding agreement for the entire academic year (Fall & Spring Semester).

Completing the housing application is important to help us place you with a roommate that will compliment how you live. If you want to room with a specific individual both individuals will need to name each other on their Housing Applications.  

Submitting your required health forms is a critical step in starting at Manhattanville. 

More information is forthcoming.  

Be sure to click on each link below. This will bring you to webpages that have forms to be completed regarding Student Financials and Billing, FERPA Waiver, and Health Insurance waivers (if you do not need university health insurance). You can also contact Student Financial Services to set up a meeting with a student account manager. 




Students playing volleyball.


Student studying in the library.





Questions About Orientation?

We're here to help!

We have a number of services for families to get connected and engaged with the Manhattanville University community.

Prospective and current student families and supporters will find the resources and information they need to explore and connect with Manhattanville.

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By Car

From New York City
Deegan Expressway/New York State Thruway (I-87) north to exit 8. Right to Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287), east to Hutchinson River Parkway. North on Hutchinson River Parkway to exit 16 (in New York, not Connecticut) at Route 120 (Purchase Street). Left on Purchase Street to campus.

From Long Island
Throgs Neck or Whitestone Bridge north to Hutchinson River Parkway north to exit 16 (in New York, not Connecticut) at Route 120 (Purchase Street). Left on Purchase Street to campus.

From Upstate New York and Northern New Jersey
Tappan Zee Bridge East to Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287). East to Hutchinson River Parkway (Exit 9 north). North on Hutchinson River Parkway to exit 16 (in New York, not Connecticut) at Route 120 (Purchase Street). Left on Purchase Street to campus.

From Putnam and Dutchess Counties
South on I-684 to exit 2. Follow Route 120 south (Purchase Street) to campus (about 4 miles).

From Connecticut
Merritt Parkway South to Hutchinson River Parkway south to exit 16 in New York (not in Connecticut). Turn right onto Route 120 (Purchase Street) and follow to campus on left.
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New England Thruway South to Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) west to Hutchinson River Parkway north (exit 9). Hutchinson River Parkway north to exit 16 at Route 120 (Purchase Street). Left on Purchase Street to campus.


By Public Transportation or Plane

Train or Bus
Metro North Railroad from NYC Grand Central Terminal. Harlem Division Line to White Plains.
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Anderson Hill Road bus (Bee-Line No. 12) or Taxi to the campus.

By Plane
Manhattanville University also is easily accessible from all New York City area airports: Westchester County Airport, Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark International Airport.

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