New Student Orientation at Marshall University

New students, congratulations and welcome to Marshall University! We are so excited that you’ve decided to join the #MarshallUFamily, and we are looking forward to you being on campus soon for New Student Orientation. All new students are expected to attend orientation, as it serves as your formal introduction to the university.

During your new student orientation, you will:

  • Learn about graduation requirements at Marshall
  • Learn how to navigate through Marshall’s student resources and support services
  • Learn about the many things you’ll encounter during your first year at Marshall, including academic expectations and student life
  • Meet with an academic advisor to register for your first semester of classes
  • Meet many of your new classmates

At the new student orientation, we encourage you to ask questions, actively participate, make new friends, and learn what will be expected of you as a Son or Daughter of Marshall.

Before you can register for orientation you must pay your $100 enrollment deposit. This amount is applied to your first semester tuition bill and can be paid online, by phone at 304-696-6620 or in person at Old Main room 101.

Student orientation is a full-day program, so please choose a date that is free from other obligations. Proof that you attended Marshall’s new student orientation can be provided if needed.

2019 New Student Orientation Dates

Summer Orientation sessions will take place:

  • June 11-14, 2019
  • July 23 – 26, 2019
  • August 8 – 9, 2019

To register for Summer Orientation, please call our office at 304.696.2354.

Directions and Parking

Check-in each day of New Student Orientation will take place from 7:30 – 8 a.m. in the lobby of Smith Hall. New students and guests are encouraged to park in the 3rd Avenue parking garage. The orientation program will begin promptly at 8 a.m., and conclude around 5 p.m.

Directions to the 3rd Avenue Parking Garage from I64

Take Exit 11 from I64, turn right if traveling from the East, turn left if traveling from the West
Follow Hal Greer Blvd. to 5th Ave.
Turn Right onto 5th Ave.
Follow 5th Ave. to 20th Street (approximately 4 blocks)
Turn Left on 20th Street
Follow 20th St to 3rd Ave (Stay in the middle lane to access the garage)
Turn left onto 3rd Ave.
Go one block, and the 3rd Ave. Parking Garage will be located on your right

If you have any questions, please call the Marshall Orientation Office at 304.696.2354 or e-mail

If you have any questions, please call the Orientation Office at 304.696.2354 or e-mail

Please note that New Student Orientation is open to all incoming students, including transfer students, international students and graduate students.