Start Your First Year Off Right with New Student Orientation 

Our overnight orientation program has events, activities, and academic information sessions to acclimate you to the Manhattanville campus. You will have the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and students, learn how to get involved on campus, and register for classes.

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


Register for Orientation now! 

Visit Valiant 101 to sign up for orientation, connect with your fellow Valiants, and complete your New Student Checklist.

Valiant 101


2018 Orientation Dates

Wednesday, June 6th - Thursday, June 7th

Tuesday, June 12th - Wednesday, June 13th

Wednesday, August 22nd -  Thursday August, 23rd (for those living 5+ hours from campus and international students)


Sample Orientation Schedule

Orientation Day 1

  • Check-in/Move-in
  • Resource Fair
  • Welcome Session for Students and their Family Members
  • Academic Advising Preparation
  • Living on Campus/Commuting to Campus 
  • Class Dinner and Banner Signing
  • Mville After Dark



Orientation Day 2

  • Morning Yoga and Fitness Hours
  • Class Advising and Registration
  • Valiant Farewell
  • Move-out/Checkout



Welcome Weekend 

Begins the evening of Thursday, August 23rd - Sunday, August 26th for all new students

Parents & Families


There is a separate Parent & Family Orientation that parents and families are encouraged to attend, and take advantage of the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, fellow parents and students. The parent and family orientation occurs on the first day of each session. Dates for Summer 2018 are: Wednesday, June 6th, Wednesday, June 12th, and Wednesday, August 22nd.


Additional Information and Registration

International Students


International students needing visas to attend the college must attend the AUGUST orientation and the three-day Pre-orientation known as Ready, Set, Go! The college has designed a special 3 day pre-orientation for undergraduate internationals every August. Information about this program will accompany your immigration documents. You can arrive early, get over jet-lag and settle in all before the other new students arrive.

Accepted International Students

Meet the Orientation Leaders


Orientation Leaders are some of the first students you will meet on campus.  Our Orientation Leaders are distinguished students who volunteer their time to welcome new students. They have all the inside information you want and need to know  — so get to know them!

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Questions about orientation?