Orientation: Welcome to MC
MC is an incredible place, and we are so excited to welcome new students to our community! After you've been accepted to MC and turned in all the necessary information, Orientation will be your first step in officially being an MC student. Orientation will give you an opportunity to begin understanding what it means to be a student at MC, as well as sign up for your first semester of classes at MC. In 2023, we are excited to offer both one day and two day Orientation sessions. Both freshmen and transfer students can sign up for any of our orientation sessions. The cost of Orientation is built in to your MC tuition and fees, therefore there is no cost for new students to attend orientation! Up to 2 guests can attend with each student for a separate fee of $30 per guest.
2023 Orientation Dates
It's time to register for Orientation 2023!
Click on one of the links below to register for a Two-Day Orientation Session:
- Wednesday, May 24 - Thursday, May 25, 2023
- Thursday, June 1 - Friday, June 2, 2023
- Monday, July 24 - Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Click on one of the links below to register for a One-Day Orientation Session:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Although students are not required, it is highly encouraged that you attend an orientation session. A Regular Registration will be held in August for anyone that has not attended an orientation, but orientation sessions are designed to not only help you register for fall classes, but help prepare you for life as an MC student.
Dress comfortably- there is no need to dress up since you may be walking around campus some. You may also want to bring a notebook and pen to take notes.
Plan to bring comfortable clothes- there is no need to dress up since you may be walking around campus some. You may also want to bring a notebook and pen to take notes. For your overnight stay, you'll be staying in a dorm room with furniture only, so plan to bring bedding/pillow, toiletries and a bath towel.
As we get closer to orientations, we'll be communicating with you through email about anything you may need to know about orientation. You should plan to walk away from orientation with a class schedule for fall 2023 and an overview of the services and programs MC has to offer students. We also hope you walk away with a few new relationships with friends and orientation leaders! We will also update our Instagram Account (@mcstudentengagement) and our MC Student Engagement page with information about orientation! Be sure to follow both.
You will register for your fall 2023 classes during your time at an orientaiton sessions. You'll have the opportunity to meet with professors from your department, ask questions and get assistance with registration. And YES- as the need arises, more classes will open up throughout the summer, especially for classes typically taken by new students.
Absolutely. Just let the MC staff member know when you check in that you need to change your major.
You can pick up your student ID while you're on campus for Orientation! the Office of Public Safety is located on the east side of BC Rogers Student Center. This is also where you'll be able to pick up your parking decal.
Orientation is built into the tuition and fees you pay to attend Mississippi College as a student. Therefore, you won't owe anything when you sign up for Orientation or when you attend!
Yes, each student can bring up to two (2) guests with them to orientation. The cost is $30 per guest which includes meals and MC swag for each guest!
We have an entire schedule of parent and guest information that will be presented at Orientation. This information will include valuable info from various departments and individuals on campus. Parents and guests will also participate in some events with their student.
You will spend the night in one of our residence halls on campus. See above for what to bring for two day sessions. You will have a roommate during your overnight stay. If your MC roommate is attending the same orientation as you, we will do everything we can to pair you together for Orientation.
Only new MC students are permitted to stay on campus. There are a variety of hotels in Clinton to choose from for guests!
If you have any question about Orientation, we want to do everything we can to help you have a great experience. Please email Kelsey Sanchez, Assistant Director of First Year Experience at KLSanchez@mc.edu with any questions.