Welcome New Pacers

Next year represents a major turning point in your life—your first year at Marywood University. While you are busy preparing for the next chapter in your life story, Marywood University's Orientation Team is eagerly awaiting your arrival and preparing for a fantastic Orientation experience.

All incoming students will receive their university credentials by mail after they have placed their deposit with the institution.

Students should then use the provided credentials to access their personalized New Student Forms, where they will be able to access important links pertaining to Orientation and other requirements to prepare for the beginning of their Marywood career!

Please contact the Office of Student Engagement at 570-340-6016 if you have any questions. 

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.

A Vital Part of Your College Experience

Orientation-staff.jpgThis summer you will begin to connect with Orientation Leaders, faculty, and staff and to receive information that will ensure your success as a Pacer. There will be opportunities to meet other classmates in small groups, as well as meetings with your academic advisor. You'll also learn about campus services and activities. Of course, there will be a lot of time for fun!

We look forward to meeting you, and we want you to know that we are here for you if you need anything at all this summer! If you have any questions, please call the Office of Student Engagement at (570) 340-6016.

Orientation Dates

Optional Overnight Experience: July 8

**Majors in the Nutrition & Dietetics Department are encouraged to attend this date.

**Majors in the Communication, Language & Literature Department are encouraged to attend this date.

**Majors in the Science, Math, and Computer Science Department are encouraged to attend this date.

Optional Overnight Experience: July 11
**Majors in the Music, Theatre, and Dance program are encouraged to attend this date.


    • Arts Administration - Music
    • Arts Administration - Theatre
    • Music (Musical Theatre)
    • Music Education
    • Music Performance
    • Music Therapy
    • Theatre
    • Theatre Education

    • ** Majors in the Art department are encouraged to attend this date


        • 3-Dimensional Studio Arts
        • Art Therapy
        • Arts Administration
        • Graphic Design Visual Arts
        • Illustration Studio Arts
        • Painting Studio Arts
        • Photography Studio Arts

Orientation will serve as an opportunity to meet faculty and staff, get to know future classmates in an assigned small group, receive your fall class schedule, ask questions, tour residence halls, take part in the Class of 2028 photo - and have fun!

Want to register for Orientation? Login to your Admitted Student Portal and access the Orientation registration link in the Things To Do Now checklist! Be sure to use the login credentials you used when you applied for admission. Each session is open to ALL students regardless of academic program unless encouraged otherwise.

Other Orientation Programs

  • Welcome Weekend is the continuation of our New Student & Family Orientation. This two-day program combines various elements of student life, including residence life, extra-curricular activities and social programming, community service and involvement, and more.