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!

2018 First-Year Orientation Dates

Wednesday, June 6th - Thursday, June 7th

Tuesday, June 12th - Wednesday, June 13th

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

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


2018 Transfer Discover Day: Becoming a Valiant

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


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

*** Please note, access to Valiant 101 is unavailable until you receive the "Get Connected!" email with your login information***



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

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 Discovery Day: Becoming a Valiant. For more information on this program as well as specific transfer student information, please visit our transfer student webpage.

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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 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?