Undergraduate Orientation 2014

Enrollment (Fall 2012)

  • Total full-time enrollment: 2307
  • Total part time enrollment: 280
  • Total full time undergraduate: 1618
  • Total part time undergraduate: 185
  • Total full time graduate: 689
  • Total part time graduate: 95
  • Resident students: 371
  • Average class size: 17
  • Student to faculty ratio: 14:1

Contact Medaille

Buffalo Campus
18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 880-2000
(800) 292-1582

Rochester Campus
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 272-0030
(866) 212-2235

August 30, 2014 - 8:00am - August 31, 2014 - 4:00pm

First Steps

We know you will find this not only to be a positive first step as you begin your Medaille experience but an enjoyable one as well.


Mission Statement and Goals

Orientation at Medaille College assists new students and their families in their successful transition to our institution. New students will be exposed to the broad educational opportunities, both academic and co-curricular, thus developing a holistic student experience. Orientation promotes a heightened awareness and respect for diversity and will increase students’ awareness of the interconnectedness of the campus and Buffalo communities.

Our Goals are to contribute to the intellectual growth and personal and educational goals of the incoming student and to expose students to leadership and the development of healthy behaviors, interpersonal relationships and social responsibility.

Please note that commuter students do not stay overnight

Saturday, August 30

8 a.m.-12 p.m. Residential student  and family staggered check in  
8 a.m. North Hall 3rd Floor and South Hall 5th Floor (rooms 5001-5014)
10 a.m. North Hall 2nd Floor and South Hall 5th Floor (rooms 5015 and higher)
12 p.m. North Hall 1st Floor and South Hall 4th Floor, 3rd Floor, 2nd Floor and 1st Floor
12-2 p.m. Family Picnic Sullivan Center
12-2 p.m. Classroom Tours (leaving every ½ hour) Main Building Lobby
12:30 p.m. Enrollment Verification Main Building Lobby
12:30 p.m Commuter student and family check in Main Building Lobby
2-3 p.m. Campus Ministry Service H208
2:30-2:45 p.m. Class Photo Line Up Main, Lecture Hall
2:30-3:30 p.m. Parent/Guest Orientation Sullivan Center Gym
2:45-3:15 p.m. Incoming Class of 2018 Photo Quad/Gym
3:30-4:30 p.m. New Student Academic Convocation Gym, Sullivan Center
4:30-5:15 p.m. President’s Reception and Family Farewells Cafeteria, Sullivan Center
5:15-6:00 p.m. Town Hall Meeting Main, Lecture Hall
6:00 p.m. Sex Discussed Here! Main, Lecture Hall


Sunday, August 31st

10:00 a.m. Orientation Check In Main Building
10:30 a.m. SGA presents: DUI a Powerful Lesson Main Lecture Hall
11:30 a.m. Academic Major Meetings with Faculty  
12:00 p.m.

Rotating Sessions:
Summer Reading Discussion
On Campus Technology / Student Involvement
Medaille’s Amazing Race
History of Buffalo Open Air Bus Tour
Getting the Most Out of your Medaille Experience

I'm grateful for the education I've received.

The instructors were knowledgeable and welcomed class discussions, with
respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.

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