Welcome to the CMC Community! On behalf of the Office of the Dean of Students, we are excited to share the following dates for fall 2021. All planning is subject to change based on the recommendations of local and national health experts. Thank you for your understanding. For more information regarding Fall return updates, please visit CMC Returns and the Academic Calendar.

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 freshman, transfer, and international student orientation programs and Parents and Family Orientation, a separate yet concurrent program designed specifically for parents and family members.

Information for New International Student Orientation

When is move-in, WOA and orientation?

We anticipate the following schedule. Students will receive more detailed information regarding move in day and WOA preparation this summer. Please check your CMC email regularly for updates.

August 9-12 – Class of 2025 Virtual Family Orientation Sessions
August 19— New International Student Move-In (Class of 2024 and 2025)
August 20-21— New International Student Orientation
August 22—Class of 2025 Student Move-In
August 23-25—Class of 2025 WOA Trips
August 24— Class of 2024 Student Move-In
August 25-27 – Class of 2024 WOA Trips
August 26-29—Class of 2025 and 2024 Orientation Activities
August 28-29— Class of 2023 and 2022 Move-In
August 30—First Day of Classes

Will the move-in dates be different for international students?

We hope that our international students who are juniors and seniors will be able to move in with other students in their class per the dates outlined above, but we will be flexible with early and late arrivals as travel restrictions and Visa issues require. International students in the class of 2024 and 2025 will move in on Thursday, August 19 to take part in a short, international student orientation (Friday, 8/20 – Saturday 8/21) program preceding the full orientation program with the rest of their class.

Will new students have a WOA trip?

We are moving forward with plans for WOA trips for new first-year and sophomore students, and transfer students. Students will receive more information about WOA in the early summer.

Will the class of 2024 have an on-campus orientation or a WOA trip since they missed those experiences this past year?

Yes, sophomores will move in on August 24, and will head off on WOA on August 25-27. Upon return, they will take part in orientation activities prior to the start of classes on August 30.




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 Orientation schedule will be available during Summer 2021.

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.

Information For Parents

Parent and Family Orientation – Please visit this page for more information on Parent and Family orientation.