Starting college or transferring to a new college is certainly a stressful time, full of questions and uncertainty. Since we want you to come to your first day of classes confident, prepared, and relaxed, Manor offers three (3) Student Orientation sessions for new, full-time students prior to the start of the fall and spring semester each year. Two sessions are held in August for the fall semester, and one session is held in January to welcome students for the spring term. Each Orientation is a one-day session, and includes the chance to meet with Manor’s top administrators, your program advisor, and student leaders, who serve as your Orientation leaders. And, if you haven’t already selected your classes, you will have scheduled time on your Orientation day to meet with your Academic Advisor and register for the upcoming semester.
In addition to the full-time student Orientations, our Part-Time Admissions office also organizes special evening Orientation sessions for incoming part-time students throughout the year. Also, certain majors (Dental Hygiene, Veterinary Technology) will also 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.
Questions you may have about Orientation . . .
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. If you open yourself up to the experience, you will hopefully 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?
In addition to the Orientation agenda, areas of discussion will include information on: Student ID’s, Financial Aid, Counseling Services, the Learning Center, Athletics, Campus Clubs and Organizations, the Chapel 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 attend Orientation with me?
Your parents are welcome to come to Orientation with you, but since the program is geared towards students, they may not find the day as enjoyable. A special Information Meeting for Parents is scheduled each August. 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 continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for you, free of charge.
Any other questions or concerns?
Please contact Office of Student Life
(215) 885-2360, extension 276 or 277.