Undergraduate New Student Orientation: Pave the Way for a Solid College Experience

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New Student Orientation

Mandatory New Student Orientation

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New Student Orientation is a mandatory, two-day, on-campus or virtual program — choose what's best for you! Designed to help you transition to Medaille College, join us to learn the ins and outs of life as a Maverick.

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Review the New Student ChecklistOrientation Schedule

Offices will be open both Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., for student appointments and drop-ins.

*Due to social distancing protocol, this year’s on-campus Orientation program will be for new students only. We apologize for any inconvenience. Parents and families are welcome and encouraged to watch the Academic Convocation remotely.


Saturday, August 29

11 - 2:30 p.m.
Campus Tours (staggered tours)
Please meet in front of the Main Building, if interested.

12 - 1 p.m. or 1 - 2 p.m. (attend only one)
Virtual Honors Student Meeting
Incoming honors students, please check your email for attendance instructions.

3 - 4 p.m. 
Academic Convocation 

4 - 5 p.m.
Academic Unit Meetings

5 – 6 p.m.
Student and Faculty Panel
Students will remain in same room as Academic Unit Meetings.

6 p.m.          
New Student Orientation Day 1 Concludes

7 p.m.          
Residence Life Floor Meetings Begin 

8 - 10 p.m.
Evening Entertainment (All new students)
Students will have the option of making s’mores (weather permitting), playing bingo, or watching Jumanji: The Next Level.
All events will take place around the Sullivan Center and Main Building.


Sunday, August 30

8:15 a.m.
Check-In for New Student Orientation Day 2
Outside the Main Building (inside Main Foyer, rain location)

9 - 11 a.m.
Rotating Informational Sessions (30-minute sessions each)

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Commuter Students: Blackboard Basics 101
Huber 216, Huber 217, Main 310

  • 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Commuter Students, Last Name A - G   
  • 12 - 1 p.m. Commuter Students, Last Name H - P
  • 1 - 2 p.m. Commuter Students, Last Name Q - Z

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Resident Students: Lunch on your own
Commuter Students: Lunch before/after Blackboard Basics 101

2 - 3:30 p.m.
Catharsis Productions
In-person viewing: Lecture Hall, Downey (limited to the first 50 students)


Trigger Warning:

The production you are about to watch may be triggering due to the nature of the topic. https://MedailleSCC.doxy.me/counselingcenter will take you to Medaille College counselors waiting to assist you if you are triggered during the production. Just log in with your name and wait for the counselor to “pick you up.”  If you do not need assistance today, but would like to link with counseling on campus, please call (716) 880-2339 to set up an appointment. You can also go online to complete the intake forms and request an appointment at http://studentcounselingintake.medaille.edu. If you choose the online option, we will call you within 1-2 business days to set up an appointment.   

Kind Regards,
The Student Counseling Center Staff
Medaille Student Counseling Center Staff

3:30 - 4 p.m.
Commuter ID Distribution
Sullivan Center, first floor

3:30 - 5 p.m.  
Resident Students: Blackboard Basics 101
Huber 216, Huber 217, Main 310

  • 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Resident Students, Last Name A - J
  • 4:15 - 5 p.m. Resident Students, Last Name K - Z

5 p.m.
New Student Orientation Day 2 Concludes

Questions? Call Student Involvement at (716) 880-2351.