Orientation: Frequently Asked Questions

New Student Orientation will be taking place virtually during summer 2020. Many of the questions below refer to our in-person Orientation program so please note that some answers no longer apply - continue to check your email for the latest information!

When is New Student Orientation?

New Student Orientation will be held on Friday, July 10th - Saturday, July 11th, 2020. The formal program ends at noon on Saturday, July 11th, although university offices will remain open until 2pm to ensure that you have ample time to get your questions answered! 

I am a new resident student who will be participating in a fall sport. Will housing and/or meals be provided for the pre-season training week?

Student-athletes participating in a fall sport may move into the residence halls based on their team’s training schedule. Housing and meals for that week will be provided by the Athletic Department. Information will be sent in July regarding the pre-season training week schedule for each sport.

I am a resident student. When will I receive my roommate information?

In order to include roommate requests received during summer orientation, residence hall assignments and roommate information will be distributed by mid-August. You will have the opportunity to request a roommate during or after New Student Orientation! 

What should I bring to New Student Orientation?
Remember to bring your overnight essentials (overnight bag, twin XL sheets/blanket, a towel, etc.), comfortable clothes, and any pertinent university correspondence.
* Only pillows and blankets will be provided in the residence halls. *
My siblings and/or guests are planning to attend Orientation with me. Will there be activities for them?

Your siblings and/or guests are welcome to attend Marywood's Orientation! They are welcome to attend the Family & Guest program and children between the ages of 4-12 can attend our Super Siblings Sessions

How much will this cost?

The New Student Matriculation Fee of $225.00 will be included on your fall bill, regardless of whether you attend Orientation. This non-refundable fee covers all Orientation activities and meals for incoming students only. This fee also covers the Fall Orientation activities for all new students.

Registration for family members and guests is free, however they must pay for their meals, excluding lunch on Day 1, which is provided for all. If you intend to bring family members or guests (including children) to our Orientation program, please ensure that you purchase meals for them when you register for the program online.

Where do I check in for Orientation?

Summer Orientation Registration will take place in the Latour Room of Nazareth Student Center. This room is located on the 2nd floor of the building. Registration takes place from 8:30am - 10:00am on the Friday of Summer Orientation.

Please allow enough time to check-in, place your personal items in your residence hall, and have your picture taken for your Marywood ID Card.

** The University Services Fair will also be taking place during this time. Students and guests are welcome to visit booths about purchasing textbooks, parking, residence life, financial aid, health services, and more! The fair will take place in conjunction with registration and a light breakfast will also be available. 

What should I wear?

It is suggested that both students and guests dress casually and comfortably! Students will participate in a variety of activities throughout the weekend.

Do I need to bring my own bed sheets for Summer Orientation?

All students staying in the residence halls overnight for Summer Orientation are provided with a pillow and a blanket. Each student will need to bring their own set of bed sheets or a sleeping bag.

All beds are a standard college Twin XL in size.

I am a commuter student. Am I required to stay on campus during New Student Orientation in the summer?

All new students, whether future residents or commuters, are strongly encouraged to stay in a residence hall during the weekend to participate fully in the Orientation program.

I am a resident student. May I change rooms in the residence halls and my meal plan?

You may apply for a room change during the second week of the semester. The Housing and Residence Life Office will attempt to accommodate your request. Your meal plan may be changed at any time before the end of the second week of classes by calling the Housing and Residence Life Office, (570) 348-6236.