Orientation

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.

Orientation is for all new first-year and transfer students. We have specifically designed this orientation program to make your transition to Marshall as seamless as possible.


Spring Orientation


During the spring orientation session on Wednesday, Dec.12, 2018 you will have the opportunity to build on what you already know and learn more about the unique opportunities and resources Marshall has to offer. The half-day orientation program, which parents and family members are also encouraged to attend, includes opportunities for students to:

  • Speak with campus representatives at a morning campus services fair, including offices representing financial aid, bursar, housing and dining services.
  • Receive an academic overview of Marshall’s curriculum and graduation plans.
  • Select and register for your spring classes with the help of professional academic advisors and student staff.
  • Have your student ID photo taken.
  • Participate in an optional residence hall tour.

Register now

Before you can register 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.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Check in begins at 8:00 a.m. in the Student Center, the program begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Between 1 and 5 p.m., you will have time to visit various departments and resources on campus. 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.

Parking will be located in the 6th Ave. Parking Garage.  When you check-in, you will receive a parking validation for the day.

Continue to check your Marshall e-mail for additional pre-arrival information including maps, parking information and schedule updates.


Summer Orientation


Students admitted for the Fall 2019 term will begin registering for Summer Orientation in mid-January. The dates for Summer Orientation are June 11-14, July 23-26, and August 8-9. Continue to check your Marshall e-mail for additional information and schedule updates.


If you have any questions, please call the Orientation Office at 304.696.2354 or e-mail orientation@marshall.edu.