New Student Orientation
Next Stop: Mercy College!
Fall 2022 New Student Orientation
Your college experience at Mercy is just beginning, and we’re so excited for you!
The next step towards starting your first semester with us is attending New Student Orientation this summer.
Upcoming 2022 Orientation Events
Orientation gives you the opportunity to see what it’s like being a Mercy student, meet future classmates and friends, attend academic sessions for your major, get information about campus life and best of all... participate in fun social activities!
Sign up today for Orientation at the campus you applied to (Dobbs Ferry, Bronx or Manhattan). All Dobbs Ferry Orientations are overnight sessions, a required component of the event.
To register, select one of the dates below applicable to your campus.
What to Expect
Resource fair to learn about college traditions, clubs, opportunities to work on campus, and variety of offices (including Accessibility, Health office, SFS, and more!)
Academic sessions with Deans and program directors with an overview of curriculum
Social group sessions - Get to know your classmates!
Resources for managing money and tailoring your own college experience
Q&A sessions with Orientation Leaders (OLs)
For parents/guardians attending sessions:
Want to try and find your roommate? Come to July 19 Orientation for our Roommate Finder Session!
July 19 - 20
Session is FULL
July 22 - 23
RSVP by July 15
July 26 - 27
RSVP by July 19
For out-of-state students:
RSVP by August 15
*Overnights in Dobbs Ferry are open to students studying at any campus, commuters or residents.
For transfer students:
For commuter students:
RSVP by August 15
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Orientation required?
Yes. The first step towards starting your first semester at Mercy College is attending New Student Orientation this summer. You’ll have the opportunity to see what it’s like being a Mercy student, meet future classmates and friends, attend academic sessions for your major, get information about campus life and best of all... participate in fun social activities!
Are any Orientation sessions overnight?
Yes! The Dobbs Ferry orientation sessions include an overnight stay in the residential halls.
Do students/guests need to be vaccinated against Covid-19?
All students and guests must be fully vaccinated and show proof at event check-in. Boosters are not required for orientation.
Things to do Before Your First Day at Mercy
Attend a New Student Orientation Session
Orientation is an essential part of beginning your college experience. You'll get helpful information about life at Mercy College, student organizations and clubs, resources to help you succeed as a Mav, and more. Don't forget to register for a session this summer!
High school and/or college transcripts
Students must submit a high school transcript for their application to be reviewed. We will accept either an unofficial or official transcript. Students are able to upload these transcripts through their student portal.
An official final high school transcript (provided by the high school to Mercy College), which includes all secondary school grades, class rank and date of graduate must be submitted prior to enrollment.
Students whose transcripts are unavailable should consult with an admissions counselor. Or, the applicant can provide a High School Equivalency Diploma, if applicable, with corresponding score sheet.
- Complete the FAFSA
- Complete the TAP application (if New York State resident)
- If selected for verification, submit verification documents which may include: parent and student W2s, parent and student IRS tax transcripts, and independent or dependent verification worksheet
- Complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling if you are accepting federal Stafford loans
- If eligible for the Federal Work Study (FWS) Program, submit an FWS application on Handshake
Medical records and vaccinations
New York State Public Health Law, requires all students enrolled in six or more credits must be fully compliant with immunization requirements. For more information and to submit records, visit our Immunization Requirements page.