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! Each of the virtual, interactive sessions are available to all incoming first-time freshmen and transfer students. The orientation sessions serve as the formal introduction to the #MarshallUFamily and provide information about all things Marshall. Students can expect an engaging online experience that will include group sessions, live Q&A, academic college meetings with deans and academic advisors, student life and housing information, additional resource information and the opportunity for one-on-one contact with members of the Marshall community—all focused on preparing new students to become Sons and Daughters of Marshall.

Once you participate in a scheduled program, you will retain access to sessions where you can review information and continue to interact with Marshall staff and future students throughout the summer.

During your new student 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 how you will meet with an academic advisor to register for your first semester of classes

Summer 2020 Orientation Dates

  • June 9 – 12 (Closed)
  • July 21 – 24 (Closed)
  • August 6-7

Registration for New Student Orientation

All new students, including freshmen and transfers are expected to participate in an orientation session. Students who have already received a confirmation for orientation will maintain their original date.

Students with new and previously confirmed registrations should watch for additional information about logging in to the virtual, online Marshall experience. Details will be mailed to you as we get closer to your scheduled date.

Students who have not yet registered for New Student Orientation should call 304-696-2354.  Please have your 901 student ID number available when you call.

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.

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.


Please visit our page of Frequently Asked Questions or make plans to attend some of our orientation follow-up sessions.

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