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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!

Frequently Asked Questions about New Student Orientation

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Schedule for New Student Orientation 2017


Day 1 – Saturday, September 2nd

8:00am-11:00am Resident Check-In & Maverick Move-In | Under tent in front of South Hall

10:45am-12:30pm           Commuter Check-In | In front of Main Building

11:00am-1:00pm Lunch | Sullivan Center

            11:00am-12:30pm           Campus Tours Available | In front of Main Building

            11:00am-11:30am           Honors Program Meeting (Honors students only) | Huber 206

11:30am-12:00pm           Transfer Student Welcome Session (Transfer students only) | Huber 208

12:15-12:45pm               Campus Ministry Service (optional) | President’s Dining Room in Sullivan

1:00-1:30pm                   Class of 2021 Photo | Lecture Hall for the line up, photo will be on Quad

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

2:30-4:45pm                   Students and Parent & Family Sessions

            Students:                      2:30-3:00pm       Orientation Leader Groups | Around Campus

                                                3:00-3:30pm       Meet Your Faculty Members | Assigned Classrooms

                                                3:30-4:45pm       uMeet - Meet your classmates! | Sullivan Gym

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

                                                3:30-4:45pm       Free Time | Around Campus

4:45-5:30pm                   Parent & Family Goodbyes and Dinner | Sullivan Center

5:30-6:45pm                   Equalogy | Lecture Hall

7:00-8:30pm                   Evening Entertainment sponsored by Student Activities Board


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/Orientation Leader Groups/Student Involvement)

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

1:30-2:00pm                   Residence Life/Commuter Sessions | Main Building Lecture Hall/Sullivan Gym

2:00-4:00pm                   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: Get a meal voucher from your OL to have dinner on campus!