Frequently Asked Questions

When do returning students/upperclassmen return to campus?

Upperclassmen are able to move back into the residence halls on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Any accommodations for early arrival must be requested and approved through the Office of Housing and Residence Life prior to their arrival.

What is the difference between Summer Orientation and Fall Welcome?

Summer Orientation is a two day, overnight program that is specific to our incoming first year students. During Summer Orientation incoming students and their families have the opportunity to discuss various topics such as financial aid, student life, work study, and other important information. It is during this time where all students receive their class schedules, usernames, passwords, and formally go through the academic advising process.

Fall Welcome is comprised of various festivities for first year students only. As an extension of Summer Orientation, first year students who will reside on campus move into their residence hall on Saturday. The rest of the time filled with social activities, informational sessions, and acclimation to the campus and it's resources. During this time, students will receive their student ID's and any other final paperwork needed before the start of the fall semester.

 * Fall Welcome festivities are highly encouraged for all residential and commuter students to attend, but it is not mandatory. *
What time do families or guests need to leave on Move-In Day?

We ask that all families and guests leave campus no later than 1:00pm on the Saturday of move-in.

At 1:00pm we will be escorting all first year students to their Small Group Sessions where Fall Welcome Weekend activities officially begin.

If I am a commuter, do I need a parking pass for Fall Welcome?


Marywood has a relaxed parking policy on campus for the first week of school. We know you are getting acclimated and have other things on your mind. MU Security does not issue parking tickets for the first week of school, or the week leading up to the first week of school.

Park in any lot for Fall Welcome Weekend- we've got you covered!

Do commuter students need to come to Fall Welcome?


All first year students should take part in Fall Welcome. The program is geared to acclimating both commuter and residential students to the campus surroundings. Be sure to check out the "Schedule of Events" link to find out what time commuters are to arrive on campus each day!

What activities happen during Fall Welcome?

We want to make you feel at home!

Fall Welcome is full of a variety of activities that range from tasty tours of downtown Scranton, a campus-wide "Grit & Wit" course, a bonfire and balloon lift off, as well as informational sessions that cover diversity, healthy lifestyles, and your Marywood Portal. 

Before the upperclassmen arrive on campus, we want to give you the low-down on your new home and help you make some great friends along the way!

When will I get my Student ID?

Marywood Student ID's are passed out during Fall Welcome in your Small Group Sessions. If for some reason you do not receive your ID during Fall Welcome, you are able to pick it up at the ID Station located at the front desk of Madonna Hall after the weekend festivities have concluded.