Welcome Class Of 2026!

Next year represents a major turning point in your life—your first year of college. 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 Checklist, where you will be able to access important links pertaining to Orientation and other requirements to prepare for your Marywood career to begin!

Please contact the Office of Student Engagement at 570-340-6015 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.

Your Orientation date will depend on the College to which your academic major belongs. Students are encouraged to attend the session that aligns with their major, but it is not required to do so. Students who are undeclared are invited to attend the session that aligns with the major they are most interested in!

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 2026 photo - and have fun!

Other Orientation Programs

  • Welcome Weekend is the continuation of our New Student 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. 

  • Transfer Orientation is the perfect time for transfer students to become acquainted with the University, meet new and current students, faculty, and staff. During the program, you'll learn about all the other opportunities available as a Marywood University student.

Orientation Dates

Students from the following majors within the College of Arts & Sciences are encouraged to attend this session:

Arts Administration (Art, Theatre, Music)
Art Therapy
Biology (General, Pre-Chiro., Sec. Educ., Pre-Prof.)
Criminal Justice
Communication Arts/Secondary Educ. Theatre
Computer Science
English (Secondary Ed., Literature, Writing)
Environmental Science
Graphic Design
History (General, Pre-Law, Social Science-Sec. Educ.)
Information Security (Cyber Security)
Mathematics (General, Sec. Educ.)
Multimedia Journalism
Music (Performance, Education, Therapy, Theatre)
Pre-Physician Assistant Studies
Religious Studies
Spanish (General, Secondary Educ.)
Studio Art (3-D, Ceramics, Illustration, Painting, Sculpture, Photography)

Students from the following majors within the College of Health & Human Services are encouraged to attend this session:

Communication Sciences and Disorders 
Exercise Science 
Nutrition and Dietetics 
Psychology (General, Clinical) 
Respiratory Therapy 
Social Work

Students from the following majors within the College of Professional Studies are encouraged to attend this session:

Aviation Management (Airline Management Pilot/Flight Operations)
Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Early Childhood and Elementary Education/Special Education
Financial Planning
Interior Architecture
International Business
Management (General, Health Service Administration, Hospitality Management)

Welcome to Marywood from your Orientation Leaders! 

Orientation-staff.jpgOrientation is a vital part of your college experience. This summer you will begin to connect with Orientation Leaders, faculty, and staff and receive information that will ensure your success as a Marywood student. There will be opportunities to meet other classmates in small groups and meetings with your academic advisor, as well as to learn about campus services and activities. Of course, there will also 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) 340-6015.


Sarah Niemi

Orientation Chair

Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Favorite MU Memory: Orientation!


Jessica Palauskas

Orientation Chair

Major: History / Secondary Education
Hometown: Scranton, PA
Favorite MU Memory: Getting free food and free stuff :)