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!


Welcome Weekend

Thursday, August 23rd - Sunday, August 26th (all new students)

See the Welcome Weekend Page for more details


2018 First-Year Orientation Dates

Monday, August 20th - Thursday, August 23rd (International Students only)

Wednesday, August 22nd - Thursday, August, 23rd


Register for First-Year Orientation now! 

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

Valiant 101



2018 Transfer Orientation

Tuesday, July 24th (for those who are transferring with 30 or more academic credits)

Missed us in July?

Visit the Transfer Orientation Page for the New Student Checklist and for the Top 10 Reasons to see us in August

Transfer Orientation



Click here to view the 2018 First-Year Student & Family Orientation Schedule

***If you are a student with a disability and are in need of accommodations during Orientation, please contact the Center for Student Accommodations. The Center is located on the main floor of the Library, room 134***

Transfer Students


Transfer students are able to attend a specialized orientation program tailored towards their specific needs. Join us on Tuesday, July 24th for our Transfer Orientation 2018. For more information on this program as well as specific transfer student information, please visit our transfer student webpage.

Additional information and Registration

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, Tuesday, 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 three-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

Questions about orientation?