Spring Admitted Students
Millersville University is excited to welcome new students (and family members/parents) beginning their matriculation in the spring semester. The Winter Orientation program is a combination of online and in-person opportunities for you to be best prepared to start your ‘Ville experience. Students are expected to participate in all the opportunities listed below.
Is Orientation Mandatory?
New students are required to attend orientation much in the same way that students are required to attend classes. Just as attending classes contributes to your success in the classroom, attending or participating in orientation sessions contributes to your overall success at college. A fee of $50 is automatically added to your semester bill to cover the expenses associated with the start of your matriculation. Our commitment to campus service providers and material costs prevents the issuing of refunds should you choose not to attend the program.
Pre-Orientation (avail. Oct. 1)
The Marauder Arrival Program (MAP) is an online pre-orientation program for all incoming, new undergraduate students. The MAP is viewable on tablets and most mobile devices in addition to your computer. You can work at your own pace, stop, and continue at any time. Once completed, you may refer back to it at any point in your MU career! In addition to providing you with an overview of programs, services, and expectations, the MAP will guide you through the steps to:
- Identify housing and roommate preferences;
- Review financial aid;
- View and pay your bill;
- Set up parents or other users to access billing information;
- Review the process for setting up your class schedule;
- View transcripts, transfer credits, and course schedules;
- Complete health forms and online educational programming.
Access the MAP by activating your Millersville Accounts and following the instructions under the “First Time Account Setup (Incoming Students)” icon. You will need to provide your birthdate as well as your Marauder Student Identification Number, or “M number” which can be found on your admission acceptance letter or your paid confirmation deposit email (available in your application account). Use your Millersville username and password to access the MAP.
Winter Orientation 2023
To accommodate the various schedules of students starting at Millersville in the spring, the majority of the content of Winter Orientation is delivered online. All online sessions start at 5:30 PM Eastern Time. The University uses Visit Days to host its online programs. The following sessions are being offered:
|Thursday, December 08||Financial Aid Basics: What you Need to Know|
|Monday, January 09||Thriving at the 'Ville|
|Tuesday, January 10||Getting Ready for Day One|
|Wednesday, January 11||Campus Safety and Response|
|Thursday, January 12||DEI: What it is and your Role in Fostering it|
|Friday, January 13||Get Involved and Stay Engaged at the 'Ville|
Register for these sessions by logging into the Visit Days platform and clicking "Remind Me" for each of the sessions you plan to attend. You will need to first create a VisitDays account; your Millersville credentials do not automatically register you on the VisitDays site.
We encourage parents and family members to attend these orientation sessions with you. The beginning of a college experience is a very special and exciting time, not only for you but for parents and family members as well. The more family members understand about the college experience, the more helpful they can be to you during your transition.
A limited, in-person component to orientation is offered on the same day as residential move-in for the spring semester. Residential and commuting students are invited to campus to receive their student identification cards and take time to walk their schedule (weather permitting) with a member of the orientation team prior to the start of classes on Tuesday, January 17. Additionally, commuting students will participate in a "Mobile Marauder Meetup" where they'll have a chance to meet other commuters and receive information specific to their needs.