Transfer Student Orientation

Recognizing that Transfer Students have different needs and varying levels of the college experience, Marist has designed our Transfer Orientation to provide students with opportunities developed specifically for undergraduates who have already attended another college or university. Marist’s program, intended for undergraduate students aged 18-22, enables incoming transfers to interact with peers, faculty, and staff while orienting them to campus life and activities.

We are so excited to welcome our new transfer students to campus. More information about Transfer Orientation 2021, which is scheduled for Saturday, August 28th and Sunday, August 29th, will be sent to incoming transfers soon. Please reach out to if you have any questions.

*Please note that Transfer Students Admitted through the School of Professional Programs have their own Orientation tailored to the needs of Adult Students.

Transfer Student Orientation Schedule

View the Transfer Student Orientation schedule below, or access the downloadable schedule here.

Friday, August 27th
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Resident Transfer Students move into Assigned Areas
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Dinner in the Main Dining Hall, Murray Student Center 2nd floor
7:00 PM Meet Your Resident Director, Residential Areas
Saturday, August 28th
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM Breakfast in the Main Dining Hall, Murray Student Center 2nd floor
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Barbeque on the Campus Green (family members also invited)
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM Check-in for Commuter Transfer Students, Donnelly Hall atrium
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Meet Your Mentor for Commuter Transfers, Murray Student Center 3rd floor
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Transfer Tools of the Trade: Enjoy a “crash-course” introduction to life at Marist College and Learn from current Marist Transfer students about their own experiences in becoming a successful Red Fox, Nelly Goletti Theatre, Murray Student Center 3rd floor
4:00 PM New Student Welcome with Faculty, Staff & Administrators. Event hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA), the Division of Student Affairs, Academic Affairs and the President’s Office, McCann Center
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Dinner in the Main Dining Hall, Murray Student Center 2nd Floor
9:00 PM SPC Comedian Alex Edelman, Nelly Goletti Theatre, Murray Student Center 3rd Floor
Sunday, August 29th
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Welcome from Student Affairs: This is a mandatory event where you will hear from the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Assistant Dean of Student Engagement and Leadership, McCann Center Arena
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM Information Fair: Beyond the Classroom Representatives from various areas of the college will be present to provide information that will help new students maximize their Marist experience, McCann Center Practice Gym
12:00 PM Walking Tour of Academic Quad. Meet with Peer Mentors and take a walking tour of the Academic Quad. Bring your class schedule and learn what buildings house different schools and departments as well as the best places to eat, study, and work out.
  • Residential students meet Peer Mentors in your residence hall lobby.
  • Commuter students meet Peer Mentors outside of the Rotunda.
12:30 PM “Lunch and Learn” Cabaret, Murray Student Center, 2nd floor
3:30 PM Meet & Compete with all new Marist students in a variety of fun athletic events, Tenney Stadium
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Dinner, Main Dining Hall, Murray Student Center 2nd Floor
8:00 PM Block Party & Fireworks sponsored by the Student Programming Council (SPC), Campus Green