Orientation

Congratulations and Welcome to Marshall University

We are excited that you have decided to join the #MarshallUFamily!

Registration for New Student Orientation is now open for all incoming first-time freshman and transfer students. All new students, including freshman and transfer students are expected to participate in an orientation session. The orientation sessions serve as a formal introduction to the Marshall family and will provide information essential for incoming students. Students can expect an engaging experience that will include additional information about student life, academics, student life, career education, housing and so much more – all focused on preparing students to become Sons and Daughters of Marshall.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We can be reached by calling 304-696-2354 or emailing orientation@marshall.edu.

During Orientation you will

  • 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
  • Learn about graduation requirements at Marshall
  • Find out more about advising and how to stay on track with degree works

Summer 2021 Orientation Dates

We are excited to announce that we will be offering both virtual and in-person orientation options for our students this summer. Due to the new format options, orientation dates have been designated as either in-person or virtual events.

Orientation Sessions on the Huntington Campus (In-person)

In-person sessions will be a half-day program with optional afternoon activities on Financial Aid, Career Education, Housing, IT, Bursar, etc. Academic advising will not take place during orientation, virtual advising sessions will be scheduled following orientation.

Please note, in-person orientation sessions will fill up fast due to limited seating. All current health and safety guidelines will be strictly enforced. Each student will be permitted to bring only one guest. Masks or approved facial coverings must be worn at all times.

  • Wednesday, June 9
  • Thursday, June 10
  • Friday, June 11
  • Wednesday, July 14
  • Thursday, July 15
  • Friday, July 16
  • Thursday, August 5

Virtual Orientation Sessions

Virtual orientation sessions will include the exact same information as the in-person event and will be a half-day program with optional resources on Financial Aid, Career Education, Housing, IT and Bursar, etc. Academic advising will not take place during orientation, virtual advising sessions will be scheduled following orientation.

  • Tuesday, June 8
  • Tuesday, July 13
  • Friday, August 6

Enrollment Deposit

Before registering for New Student Orientation, students must have paid the enrollment deposit or have been approved for an enrollment deposit waiver. The deposit is applied to your first semester tuition bill and can be paid online or by phone at 304-696-6620.

Register for Orientation

Registration for New Student Orientation is now available. Use the link below to register.

Register for Orientation

We make every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you have special accommodation needs, please contact the Office of Disability Services at least one week prior to your orientation date at 304-696-2467 or wyant2@marshall.edu.

Questions

If you have additional questions, you may contact the Office of New Student Orientation at 304-696-2354 or orientation@marshall.edu.