Orientation 2022

New Student Orientation


Welcome to Griffin Nation! 

We are excited for you to join this community of leaders who demonstrate the Mercy values of respect, integrity, service and social justice. By joining Griffin Nation, you are now a part of the global family of Gwynedd Mercy University's Distinctive Mercy Graduates.
 

Save the Date 

First-Year Orientation: Friday, August 26, 2022 to Sunday, August 28, 2022
Transfer Orientation: Wednesday, August 17, 2022

 

Mission

Orientation prepares students for academic success, fosters positive relationships with all members of our community, connects students to supportive resources and instills in students the GMercyU mission and core values.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Orientation required? 

First-Year Orientation is required for all incoming first-year students. 

Transfer Orientation is for anyone that holds 24 credits or more from their previous institution. It is highly recommended, but not required. 

If you are a resident transfer student, you are required to attend the First-Year Orientation.

Can my family also attend?    

Families are welcome to attend Orientation! We encourage students to bring their college support system.

Students and their family members follow a separate orientation schedule. The date and time for Family Orientation will be announced soon.

Do family members need to register? 

It is suggested that you make Family Orientation reservations as part of your orientation reservation process. Please discuss with your family whether or not they would like to attend Family Orientation.

The registration link for Family Orientation is coming soon! 

If I am living on campus, when will I find out where I will be living and who my roommate is? 

Housing assignment letters will be mailed home the first week in July and will share your building, room, and roommate contact information.  

When do I move into my residence hall room if I'm living on campus?

First-year students move into the residence halls on Thursday, August 25, 2022. Your housing assignment letter will include the specific time and location of resident student check-in.

If you are a student-athlete participating in a fall sport, please refer to the move-in schedule provided to you by your coach and Residence Life.

For more questions and information for living on campus, please reach out to reslife@gmercyu.edu. 

 I'm a transfer student, what should I know?  

Transfer Student Orientation is highly recommended. It will introduce you to the culture, traditions, and expectations of Gwynedd Mercy University and prepare you for your first semester.

You will also receive the information and resources you need to be successful in your college experience. 

I’m a first-year student, what should I know? 

New Student Orientation will introduce you to the culture, traditions, and expectations of Gwynedd Mercy University and prepare you for your first semester. You will also receive the information and resources you need to be successful in your college experience.

The weekend begins with Move-in Day and includes service projects, our famous Casino Night, campus BBQ, and tons of info sessions and activities. You will also officially be inducted into Griffin Nation at our Griffin Nation Celebration!    

New Student Orientation is mandatory for all first-year students.

If you have any questions about New Student Orientation, please contact orientation@gmercyu.edu

Where should I park for orientation?   

Please see GMercyU's campus map to find the parking lot closest most convenient for you and your family. 


Preview

Wondering what New Student Orientation is like? Here's a sneak peek!