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.

All summer orientation programs begin at 9 a.m. Students registered to attend Virtual Orientation, will receive a link to join the live event in their Marshall email the morning of the scheduled event. Check-in for in-person sessions begins at 8 a.m. in the lobby of the Memorial Student Center. Students should park in the 6th Avenue parking garage.

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, 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.

Due to limited available seating, our in-person orientation sessions are currently at capacity. We are booking overflow spaces for each of these dates and will add additional seating if capacity is expanded. Please contact orientation@marshall.edu for additional information.

All Orientation programs will begin at 9 a.m. Check-in for in-person sessions begins at 8 a.m. in the lobby of the Memorial Student Center. Students should park in the 6th Ave. parking garage.

  • 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 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.

All Orientation programs will begin at 9 a.m. Registered students will receive the link to join via Marshall email on the morning of the the live event.

  • 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.