Orientation Program Mission

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Marywood University takes pride in the attention given to assuring success in the transitions students and families face in adjusting to college life. Through a comprehensive and collaborative institutional effort, new students and their families are welcomed to understand and live the Catholic liberal arts mission and values of Marywood, including Catholic Identity, Service, Respect for Each Person, Empowerment, and Commitment to Excellence.

You can expect the following outcomes from active participation in the New Student Orientation Program:

  1. A sense of familiarity and comfort with the University, its values and its expectations;

  2. Opportunities for meaningful interactions with your peers, returning students, faculty, staff and administration to begin the process of promoting community;

  3. An awareness of the resources available to help you succeed in your academic life, social relationships and out-of-class learning experiences;

  4. Contact with an academic advisor who will empower you to assume responsibility for your educational objectives;

  5. An understanding of the adjustments students and families face in the transition to college.