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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.

Meet Your Orientation Leaders!

Please note that commuter students do not stay overnight

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New Student Orientation 2015


Day 1 – Saturday, August 29th

8:00am-12:30pm              Orientation Day 1 Check In

8:00-11:00am                   Residence Life Move In (please arrive at your assigned move in time)

11:00-12:30pm                  Commuter Students Arrive

11:00am-1:00pm               Lunch/Clubs Fair/IT Drop-In Hours/Campus Tours Available

12:00-12:30pm                 Campus Ministry Service (optional)

1:00pm                            Class of 2019 Photo

1:30-2:30pm                     Academic Convocation

2:45-3:45pm                    Student and Parent/Family Sessions

2:45-3:45pm                    Parent & Family Orientation (Parents & Family only)

2:45-3:15pm                     Orientation Leader Groups (Students only)

3:15-3:45pm                     Faculty/Major Presentations (Students only)

3:45-4:45pm                    Parent & Family Goodbyes and Dinner

5:00-6:15pm                     uMeet – Meet your Classmates!

6:30-7:30pm                     Maximize Your Buzz

7:30-8:45pm                     Equalogy

9:00pm                             Late Night Entertainment



Day 2 – Sunday, August 30th

9:00-10:00am                    Orientation Day 2 Check In

10:00-11:30am                    Rotating Sessions (Brunch/Summer Reading/Student Involvement)

11:45am-2:45pm                 Large Group Activities (students sign up during Day 1 Check In)

3:00pm                              Complete an Orientation Evaluation

                                         Commuters may pick up a meal voucher if they want to stay for dinner