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New Student and Family Programming

Congratulations on your decision to join the University of Mount Union for the next step in your educational career. New students enrolling at the University of Mount Union are required to participate in a two-part orientation program, Preview and Orientation. Please select your student type under the term you are entering below to learn more about these programs.

Students enrolling in August 2021

  1. First-Time Student

    Preview

    Preview is a chance to “preview” much of what Mount Union has to offer new students. Preview will introduce new students to resources, experiences, other new students, upperclass student mentors, faculty, and staff. Participation in the Preview program detailed below is required for all new students.

    Preview is a two-day program where students will visit campus for day one and virtually utilizing a video conferencing platform on day two. Day one of the program will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at approximately 4 p.m. Day two will begin at 1:30 p.m. and end at approximately 5 p.m. The student and family member Preview schedules can be found here or on the right column of this page. The 2021 Preview dates which students will need to rank when completing their Preview registration are:

    • June 25-26
    • June 26-27
    • June 27-28
    • June 28-29
    • July 8-9
    • July 9-10
    • July 10-11 (Back-up date. Will utilize if needed)
    • July 11-12 (Back-up date. Will utilize if needed)

    The Preview schedules can be found by clicking on the buttons to the right.

    If you are unable to attend the Preview experience detailed above, we have plans for you to fully participate in the program and learn everything you need to ensure your transition to Mount Union is as successful as possible. Please contact the Office of First Year Initiatives at (330) 823-8685 to discuss these options and determine the best way for you to attend the Preview program.

    Preview Registration

    Preview registration is now open. Preview registration needs to be completed online. To complete your registration, please log in to your application portal. You will need the personal email address and password used to complete your Mount Union admission application. The registration form will ask for academic information including your intended major and academic interests as well as any College Credit Plus or AP work you’ve completed. You will be able to navigate to the Preview registration form from the “Enrolled Students” tab in your application portal.

    Please register for Preview as soon as you are able to do so. We have a limit on the number of students attending each session, so please register early in order to secure your first-choice session. Once a session reaches capacity, we will no longer be able to accept registration requests for that session.

    Students will have the opportunity to bring one (1) family member or guest to Day one of the Preview program. We provide a family Preview schedule that runs concurrently with the student schedule. Please note there is a $15 fee for a guest to attend Day one of the program. Students will have the opportunity to register their guest when they complete their registration. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and space limitations, we are not able to accommodate more than one (1) guest per student during day one of the program, however, we will be providing additional virtual programming opportunities for parents and family members to participate in throughout the summer.

    Online Orientation

    Students are required to complete an online orientation program. Students will be notified in “New Raider News” when this online orientation program is available and are asked to complete it prior to July 31, 2021. In addition to this online orientation program, students are expected to complete online programs on the topics of alcohol and other substance abuse as well as sexual violence prevention and other University expectations. Students will receive information about these online programs in late July or early August and should complete them prior to their arrival on campus.

    Fall Orientation

    Fall Orientation for first-time students will take place on August 20, 21, and 22, 2021. All new students are required to participate in the entirety of the program.

    The fall orientation schedule can be found by clicking on the “First-Year Fall Orientation Schedule” button on this page.

    All first-year students will receive an email on Friday, August 20 that will contain their group number for Fall Orientation. You will then look for this number on the Quad at the beginning of Fall Orientation.

    Commuter students should plan on arriving on campus anytime from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Upon your arrival, you can pick up your Purple Plu$ card at the Information Desk in the Hoover-Price Campus Center before joining the Fall Orientation program.

    Students will receive more detailed orientation information regarding Fall Orientation in their Mount Union email address each morning of the program.

  2. Transfer Student

    Preview

    Preview is a chance to “preview” much of what Mount Union has to offer new transfer students. Preview will introduce new students to resources, experiences, other new transfer students, upperclass student mentors, faculty, and staff. Participation in the Preview program detailed below is required for all new transfer students.

    Preview registration is open. Preview is a one-day program for transfer students. Transfer students can choose from the dates provided below:

    • July 13 (virtual)
    • August 10 (in-person)
    • August 19 (in-person)


    Preview registration needs to be completed online. To complete your registration, please log in to your application portal. Please note that you will need the personal email address and password used to complete your University of Mount Union admission application. The Transfer Preview schedule for July 13 can be found by clicking the button on the right.

    Online Orientation

    Students are required to complete an online orientation program. Students will be notified in “New Raider News” when this online orientation program is available and are asked to complete it prior to July 31, 2021. In addition to this online orientation program, students are expected to complete online programs on the topics of alcohol and other substance abuse as well as sexual violence prevention and other University expectations. Students will receive information about these online programs in late July or early August and should complete them prior to their arrival on campus.

    Fall Orientation

    Fall Orientation for transfer students will take place on August 20, 2021. All new transfer students are required to participate in the entirety of the program.

    The transfer student fall orientation schedule will be posted to this website by August 1.

    Students will receive more detailed orientation information regarding Fall Orientation in their Mount Union email address prior to the program.

  3. International Student

    International students enrolling for the first time in August 2021 can begin arriving on campus on 13 August 2021.

    All new international students will participate in either respective first-time student or transfer student Preview and Orientation programs.

  4. Family Members

    Parents, family members, and guests are welcome and encouraged to participate in our Family Member Preview experience. First-time students are able to bring one (1) family member or guest to day one of the Preview program for a $15 fee. Additionally, the following recorded sessions are available for you to review:

    Introduction to Financial Aid at Mount Union

    University Billing and Required Billing Documents

    The Fall Orientation program is designed for new students at the University of Mount Union. There are no planned activities for family members during orientation weekend.

    

Students enrolling in January 2022

  1. First-Time Student

    More information will be available here soon.

  2. Transfer Student

    More information will be available here soon.

  3. International Student

    More information will be available here soon.

  4. Family Members

    More information will be available here soon.