New Student Orientation

Welcome to Manor College!

Congratulations on your decision to Manor College! We can’t wait to meet you and show you all the wonderful things our campus has to offer.

New Student Orientations for the newest class of Manor College Blue Jays will be held on:
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
OR
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
10:30 AM-3:00 PM
Attending New Student Orientation is mandatory, so make sure you sign up early to get the date you want!

You can reserve your spot for New Student Orientation by clicking here.  

Why Orientation is Important
Starting college or transferring to a new college is certainly a stressful time, full of questions and uncertainty, but don’t worry, your New Student Orientation team is here to make the transition both easy and fun.  Since we want you to come to your first day of classes confident, prepared, and relaxed, Manor offers New Student Orientation sessions for all new students prior to the start of the fall and spring semester each year. 
New Student Orientation in an on-campus event which provides you with important information on: student IDs and your ManorCard, Financial Aid, Student Portal and Email access, and tips on how to succeed in a Manor classroom. Plus, if you haven’t registered for classes yet, you can get the ones you need!
Additionally, you will meet student leaders and college administrators who will help you navigate the world of college…plus, there’s free food and giveaways…every college student’s favorite thing!
Certain majors (Dental Hygiene, Veterinary Technology) will require that you attend special mini-Orientations designed specifically to provide information for that major.   Information about these mini-Orientations (if your major has one) will be sent to you from your Program Director.
You can reserve your spot for New Student Orientation by clicking here.  

And don’t forget to attend…

Blue Jay Day
Thursday, August 21, 2014
9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Blue Jay Day provides a comprehensive overview of the Manor experience and helps to equip new students with the tools to succeed at Manor both in and out of the classroom!

At Blue Jay Day students will have the opportunity to…
• Get to know the faculty that will be your professors and meet other new students in your major
• Meet student leaders and hear them talk about what it’s really like to be a Manor College student
• Learn how to be a successful college student and what it takes to be a true Blue Jay!
• Hear about all the resources that Manor College has to offer - everything from student clubs to where to find the best coffee on campus will be covered.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to attend Orientation?
Yes!  Your education for the next two years is very important to you and to us.  By attending Orientation, you will be entering this process much better prepared.  Aren’t the time, effort, money and energy you will be investing in your college education worth a few additional hours of your time? 

What can I expect from Orientation?
Everyone will be in the same boat - - starting out fresh and not knowing what to expect.  That’s why we have Orientation.  You will meet some new friends, become highly familiar with the departments and services of Manor College, create a class schedule that will meet your needs, and look forward to entering college with a positive outlook.

What other areas will be discussed at Orientation?
Areas of discussion will include information on: Student ID’s, Financial Aid, Student Portal, Counseling Services, the Learning Center, Athletics, Student Clubs and Organizations, and Campus Ministry.

What should I do if I have a family emergency and cannot attend Orientation?
Orientation is a very important learning experience for all of our students, so we strongly encourage you to do whatever you can to be here.  But should an emergency arise where you will be unable to attend, please contact the Office of Student Life at (215) 885-2360, ext. 276 or 277, to make them aware of the situation.  

Can my parents/boyfriend/girlfriend/best friend attend Orientation with me?
The Orientation session is designed for incoming students only. We ask that you do not bring additional guests as the sessions are specific to you, the newest Manor College students! There is a special Informational Meeting for Parents scheduled for Thursday, August 21, 2014.   At this meeting, parents will be able to meet important administrators and faculty, and address any specific concerns or questions they may have.

What should I bring with me?
If you haven’t already mailed it in, please remember to bring your blue medical form with you to Orientation, as well as your $100.00 deposit if you haven’t already paid it.  Don’t worry about money for food, since a tasty snack and lunch will be provided for you, free of charge.

Any other questions or concerns?
Please contact the Student Activities Office at (215) 885-2360, extension 276.