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 included in your semester bill to cover the expenses associated with the program. Our commitment to campus service providers and material costs prevents the issuing of refunds should you be unable to attend the program.


The Marauder Arrival Program (MAP) is an online pre-orientation program for all incoming 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;
  • Setup parent 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.

In order to access the MAP, activate your Millersville Accounts and follow 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


To accommodate the various schedules of students starting at Millersville in the spring, the majority of the content of Winter Orientation is delivered online. The University uses Visit Days to host its online programs. The following sessions are being offered:

 Monday, January 10 (3 PM)  An Introduction to MU Counseling Center
 Monday, January 10 (6 PM)  Get Involved and Stay Engaged at the 'Ville
 Tuesday, January 11 (3 PM & 6 PM)  Residential Life at the 'Ville
 Tuesday, January 11 (6 PM)  Mobile Marauder Meet-up (for commuting students)
 Wednesday, January 12 (3 PM)  Navigating your Degree Path (academic planning)
 Wednesday, January 12 (6 PM)  Ready, Set, Rec! A First Look at MU Campus Recreation
 Thursday, January 13 (3 PM)  Ask the Experts Q&A (student panel)
 Thursday, January 13 (6 PM)  Classroom Survival 101 (student panel)
 Friday, January 14 (3 PM)  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.

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.


UPDATE: To accommodate required COVID-19 testing and the extended move-in process, the in-person Orientation programming previously scheduled for Sunday, January 16 has been canceled. For housing updates, please refer to the Housing Blog.