New Student Orientation

Orientation 2019 team

Welcome to the Mariner Family!

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a mandatory, one-day virtual program that will introduce you to policies, programs, technologies and student services to help in your transition to the campus and university life.

By exposing students to the opportunities and services available, we hope to empower you to make the most of your collegiate experience from the start.

The New Student Orientation (NSO) program consists of pre-recorded online videos (modules), a virtual meeting (NSO Live), and optional virtual and in-person activities (MCU Takes) prior to the start of classes. Additionally, throughout the month of July and August, orientation leaders will be available to answer student questions.

Orientation by the numbers … it’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Mariner Bound (Pre-orientation)
Complete short orientation modules at your own pace any time before August 19.

NSO Live-New Student Orientation (Live virtual session)
Join us on August 20 (10:00am- 2:30pm) to meet classmates and learn more about programs and services during our live virtual meet-up.

MCU Takes (Optional in-person activities)
Let’s connect in person and participate in some cool activities.

Orientation Schedule

A copy of the fall 2021 virtual orientation schedule will be posted here soon.  Admitted students may expect to receive all information via email.  Please make sure you check your email regularly for orientation reminders and updates.

Have questions?

Contact Jeremy Booker, director of Student Life, for more information at