First Year, Full Time students: All who have submitted their deposit for the fall semester are required to participate in an orientation program. The New Student Orientation Program is designed to introduce new students to life on campus, help you meet other incoming students, and learn what important resources are available on campus to help you thrive in your first year as a Mitchell student.
Registration is required. There is no fee to attend. Resident students attending in August are invited to move into their room after checking in. Check back for the schedule, which will be posted soon about one month before the first session.
Transfer and Part Time students: Orientation is optional. Stay tuned for check in instructions.
May Session I: May 27-28
May Session II: May 30-31
August Session: Dates Pending
See last year's schedules:
See the 2013 Student Schedule
See the 2013 Parent Schedule
There is no cost for new Mitchell students to participate in orientation. There will be a $20 cost per family/guest member requesting to stay in a room over night during orientation. You may also refer to the Campus Visitor Guide on the left hand side of this page. To see a list of local hotels click on "Accommodations."
What to Bring
- Photo Identification
- Pen, paper & umbrella
- Comfortable walking shoes!!
- Book bag for orientation materials
- Pillow, sheets, blanket, or sleeping bag
- Towel, personal toiletries, and shower flip flops
You may request linens on the registration link, but items are limited and will be reserved on a first come first serve basis.
Students with Disabilities
Every effort will be made to accommodate students with disabilities. Disability Student Services (DSS) provides accommodations and coordinates services to assure equal access to students who have self-identified and have documented disabilities.
Please contact Crystal Hill at 860-629-6137 or email email@example.com to discuss access needs at Orientation. Last minute disability disclosure may make accommodations difficult.
- Become familiar with the great resources available at Mitchell College.
- Have time with campus personnel in a relaxed atmosphere.
- Get to know your classmates, maybe even your potential roommate.
- Log into your student accounts and learn how to use the technology on campus.
- Meet with advising staff to explore degree requirements and fall class options.
- Learn about the First Year Experience, including the Freshman Common Read.
- Go over and complete necessary paperwork.
- Review your financial aid plans.
- Receive the schedule and expectations for Welcome Weekend.