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Orientation will immerse you into the Mississippi College campus culture through experiences and sessions that will help set the stage for a successful college experience.

Each new student will be given the opportunity to meet other new students, upperclassmen, faculty, and staff while being educated on the academic and social expectations at Mississippi College. MC is about finding faith, family, and future. Orientation is the first step on that journey.


Freshmen Orientation

  • May 30 - May 31, 2019 (May Orientation has reached capacity. Please register for another date.)
  • June 10-11, 2019
  • July 11-12, 2019

Transfer Orientation

  • April 25, 2019
  • June 20, 2019
  • July 24, 2019

Regular Registration

  • August 26, 2019


Are all new students required to attend orientation?

Yes. All students must sign up for an orientation or registration session.

How can I pay my orientation fee?

Orientation fees must be paid at the time of registration with a credit or debit card. If you do not have a credit or debit card, you can use a preloaded VISA gift card.

Are students required to stay on campus at freshman orientation sessions?

Yes. Housing is not provided for parents and guests of the students though.

How many people can come with me to orientation?

Students can bring a maximum of 4 guests to orientation.

What does the orientation fee include?

The orientation fee includes both student and guest (maximum of 4 guests) costs associated with the experience, including meals, lodging (for the student only), and resource material.

How many students can attend each orientation session?

Each orientation session has a limit of 200 students. Once a session has reached capacity, that session will no longer be an option. Class space is limited, so the earlier a student comes to orientation the more likely they are to get into the classes they desire. Please  keep in mind that the entire upperclassmen student body has already registered for classes, so flexibility is key when it comes to registering for classes as a new student.

Can someone else attend orientation in place of the student to register for classes?

No, the student must attend orientation or the regular registration session to sign up for classes.

Who will I room with at orientation, and who will be in my small group?

Assignments for roommates and small groups will be made by the University.


Download the App

While at Orientation, you'll want to have the schedule and all of the important details at your fingertips! Make sure you download The Mississippi College Mobile App so that you know when and where everything is taking place! Click on the "Orientation" icon on the home screen!

  • Search for "Mississippi College Mobile" on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and download the free app.
  • Click the "Orientation" icon on the home screen of the app once it downloads.
  • You're set! You'll also be able to use this app throughout the school year for events and information!

How to Prepare

Before you arrive on campus for orientation, there are some things you should consider. One major component for new students at orientation is constructing an academic schedule for the first semester at MC. When thinking about your schedule, consider:

  • What times of the day do I prefer to have class?
    • Do I prefer morning classes or later classes?
    • Am I planning to get involved in a club or tribe? Should I avoid night classes?
    • Do I need to work around athletic practice or a work schedule?
  • How many hours should I take during my first semester?

You may also want to make a list of things to do while on campus:

What to Bring

Students coming to Freshman Orientation will stay in a residence hall on campus. Students should bring:

  • Pillow and Bedding/Sleeping Bag
  • Bath Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Any items that will be needed to seal up your admissions status (check with your admissions counselor to find out what you're missing)
  • AP credits to be applied to your records


Mention "Mississippi College Orientation" when making your reservation at any of these for a special price.

Comfort Inn & Suites

5010 Hampstead Boulevard

Days Inn

482 Springridge Road

Fairfield Inn

105 Hampstead Blvd.

Hampton Inn

493 Springridge Road

Holiday Inn Express

495 Springridge Road

Super 8 Suites

201 Johnston Place

Orientation Registration

There are four separate registration forms below:

Transfer Orientation Registration

Transfer Orientation is opened to all students who are transferring to Mississippi College from any other two-year or four-year college or university. Transfer Orientation dates for 2019 are April 25, June 20 and July 24.

Freshman Orientation: Student + Guest(s)

Freshman Orientation is open to all new incoming freshmen. The form below should be used if you plan to bring one to four guests to orientation with you. Freshman Orientation dates this year are May 30-31, June 10-11 and July 11-12. The May 30-31 session has reached capacity. 

Freshman Orientation: Student Only

Freshman Orientation is open to all new incoming freshmen. The form below should be used if you plan to attend Freshman Orientation by yourself with no guests. Freshman Orientation dates this year are May 30-31, June 10-11 and July 11-12.  The May 30-31 session has reached capacity. 

Regular Registration

Regular Registration is a condensed version of orientation for both freshmen and transfers on Monday, August 26, 2019. Since this registration takes place the week that fall classes begin, class selections may be limited.