Orientation Schedule

We are excited to welcome the newest members of our CMC community to campus. Orientation is designed to introduce you and your family to the College's traditions, academic programs, and unique culture as well as to help you meet new people and learn more about the college experience.

The Orientation website offers information about the first year, transfer, and international student orientation programs and Parent and Family Orientation, a separate yet concurrent program designed specifically for parents and family members.

When is move-in, WOA, class registration, and orientation?

Important 2024 Orientation dates can be found below. Students will receive more detailed information regarding move in day and WOA preparation this summer. Incoming first year students will meet with their advisors, learn about academic requirements, and receive instructions for how to register for classes during orientation on August 22nd. First year class registration will take place on Friday, August 23rd. Please check your CMC email regularly for updates.

Fall 2024 Orientation

General New Student Orientation (required for all new students)

  • New Student Move In Day: Sunday, August 18, 2024
  • WOA: Monday, August 19 – Wednesday, August 21, 2024
  • Remaining Orientation Programming: Thursday, August 22 – Sunday August 25, 2024
  • Classes Begin: Monday, August 26, 2024

Information for International Students and families

  • Earliest date that you may arrive inside the U.S. on F-1: July 16, 2024
  • Latest date that you may arrive inside the U.S.: August 15, 2024

International Student Orientation

  • Airport pick up & International Student Move-In: Thursday, August 15, 2024
  • Welcome & Information Fair: Friday, August 16, 2024
  • Immigration and Information Sessions: Saturday, August 17, 2024

Before You Arrive

To Do List: July 1 and August 1 are two important deadlines for submission of new student information. Remember to check your Orientation Portal often beginning in May to track deadlines and view new information.

Varsity Athletes: Fall sport athletes who are invited to participate in pre-season activities may have an arrival date that is before the start of orientation. Check with your coach for exact dates before making plans.

Orientation Schedule: The full Orientation schedule will be available in late Summer 2024.

WOA Trip details and options are available on our WOA website, so you can review them before making your selections through the Orientation Portal in May.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information, including details about shipping items to campus.

Move In Day

Visit our Move In Day page for everything you need to know about your arrival to campus in August.