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First-time freshmen and transfer students looking for the full on-campus college experience.

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Working professionals and adults who've been out of school for a while, looking to advance their careers.

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Students looking to earn a degree entirely online.

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Undergraduate Programs

High school students and transfer students who want to enroll in day classes at the Buffalo campus.

Adult and Graduate Programs

Adult learners applying to our undergraduate or graduate degree programs at either our Buffalo or Rochester campuses.

Online Programs

Adult learners applying to our online undergraduate or graduate degree programs.

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First Steps

We know you will find this not only to be a positive first step as you begin your Medaille experience but an enjoyable one as well.

Mission Statement and Goals

Orientation at Medaille College assists new students and their families in their successful transition to our institution. New students will be exposed to the broad educational opportunities, both academic and co-curricular, thus developing a holistic student experience. Orientation promotes a heightened awareness and respect for diversity and will increase students’ awareness of the interconnectedness of the campus and Buffalo communities.

Our Goals are to contribute to the intellectual growth and personal and educational goals of the incoming student and to expose students to leadership and the development of healthy behaviors, interpersonal relationships and social responsibility.

Please note that commuter students do not stay overnight

Meet the 2017 Orientation Leaders!

Click here to register for New Student Orientation

Tentative Schedule for New Student Orientation 2017 (Subject to change)


Day 1 – Saturday, September 2nd

8:00am-12:30pm              Orientation Day 1 Check In | In front of Main Building

8:00-11:00am                   Residence Life Move In (please arrive at your assigned move in time)

11:00-12:30pm                  Commuter Students Arrive

11:00am-1:00pm              Lunch/Clubs Fair/IT Drop-In Hours/Campus Tours Available

11:15am-12:00pm             Transfer Student Welcome Session (Transfer students only) | Classroom TBD

12:00-12:30pm                 Campus Ministry Service (optional) | President’s Dining Room

12:30-1:00pm                  Honors Program Meeting (Honors students only) | Classroom TBD

1:00pm                            Class of 2020 Photo | Quad

1:30-2:30pm                     Academic Convocation | Events Arena

2:45-3:30pm                     Student and Parent/Family Sessions

2:45-3:30pm                       Parent & Family Orientation (Parents & Family only) | Events Arena

2:45-3:00pm                       Orientation Leader Groups (Students only) | Around Campus

3:00-3:30pm                       Faculty/Major Presentations (Students only) | Assigned Classrooms

3:30-4:45pm                       Parent & Family Goodbyes and Dinner | Sullivan Center

5:00-6:15pm                       Equalogy | Lecture Hall

6:30-7:45pm                       uMeet – Meet your Classmates! | Events Arena

8:00-9:30pm                      Late Night Entertainment | Lecture Hall/Gym


Day 2 – Sunday, September 3rd

9:00-10:00am                 Orientation Day 2 Check In | Main Building Foyer

10:00-10:30am                Financial Aid Presentation | Lecture Hall

10:30am-12:00pm           Rotating Sessions (Brunch/Summer Reading/Student Involvement)

12:00pm-1:30pm             Maximize Your Buzz | Lecture Hall

1:30-2:00pm                   Title IX Presentation | Lecture Hall

2:00-4:00pm                  Large Group Activities (students sign up during Day 1 Check In)

                     (Buffalo Zoo/Open Air Bus Tour of Buffalo/Exploring Downtown via NFTA/Service Opportunity)

4:00pm                           Conclusion of Orientation – Dinner Service Begins | Sullivan Center

                                      Commuters may pick up a meal voucher if they want to stay for dinner