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

Fall 2024 Orientation Dates for Transfers and International Students

    Contact the Orientation Team



    Orientation Schedules

    We are so excited for you to join us! Sample student and family schedules are below.

                   Time                          Description                              Location

    8:30am – 10:00am 

    Residential Student Move-In 

    Spellman Hall 111 – Student Life Office 

    9:30am – 10:00am 

    Orientation Check-in 

    Reid Castle - Lobby 

    9:30am – 10:15am 

    OL Group Time 

    Reid Castle – Ophir Room 

    10:15am – 10:30am 


    Reid Castle – East Library 

    10:30am – 11:00am 

    Financial Wellness Workshop  

    Hear from Financial Aid and Student Accounts and learn how to take care of your bill and manage your finances while at Manhattanville. 

    Reid Castle – East Library 

    11:00am – 11:30am 

    Advising, Support, and Tools for Success  

    Learn about Blackboard, ServiceHub, and Academic Advising to prepare for your first day of classes. 

    Reid Castle – East Library 

    11:30am – 12:00pm 

    Career Development & Student Employment 

    Learn how to navigate Handshake and find internship and on-campus employment opportunities. 

    Reid Castle – East Library 

    12:00pm – 12:15pm 

    Student Panel: Getting Involved 

    Talk with your OLs and learn how to get involved on campus! 

    Reid Castle – East Library 

    12:15pm – 12:45pm 


    Reid Castle – West Room 

    12:45pm – 1:00pm 

    Being a Valiant for Life 

    Meet our Alumni office and learn about being a Valiant after graduation. 

    Reid Castle – West Room 

    1:00pm – 2:00pm 

    Campus Tour 

    Take a tour around our beautiful campus and meet different offices and departments! 

    Leave from West Room 

    2:00pm – 5:00pm 

    Optional: Handling Business 

    Financial Aid Appointments 

    Advising Appointments 

    SHAC Appointments 

    Ville’age Store 

    Reid Castle – West Room 




    Steps to Becoming a Valiant

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

    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.
    - or -
    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.
    - or -
    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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