Student Life

New Students - Black & Gold Day

Your Manchester University experience begins with Black & Gold Day which takes place on campus on Friday, June 28.

Black & Gold Day includes information about your first semester schedule plus sessions that will be helpful as you start your college journey at Manchester this fall.

We are excited about connecting with you!

2024 Black & Gold Day Schedule

Dates and Reservations

All incoming first-year students are required to attend Black & Gold Day. Reservations need to be submitted on your personal website. 

  • Black & Gold Day – June 28
  • First Year Student Move-In – August 22
  • Week of Welcome – August 22-25 
  • Classes Start – August 26

Placement Exams

It is very important that you review the placement exam information. All placement exams are administered online through ChetNet, and students are required to complete the exams prior to Black & Gold Days.

Chetnet Access

You will need to access your MU ChetNet account during Black & Gold Days, so please make sure you can login to ChetNet BEFORE your Black & Gold Days session. See instructions here. If you have any problems, please contact your Admissions Counselor via email or at the Office of Admissions at 800-852-3648.

Students with Disabilities

For students with disabilities, leaving high school to enter college brings changes in regard to educational rights and responsibilities, according to the law. Unlike high school, disclosure of disabilities is the responsibility of the student. In other words, you must let us know about a disability in order to receive reasonable accommodations or support services. Such disabilities include, but are not limited to, physical disabilities, visual or hearing impairments, learning disabilities, autism spectrum, and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

Students requesting accommodations or other support services are required to submit documentation to verify eligibility for protection under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Other Important Information

You'll find a lot of helpful information about housing, books, meals and more on the New Student Resources page. Look there for links to other forms you'll need to fill out and help in accessing everything you need to make your way to Manchester!


Contact the Office of Admissions at or 800-852-3648.

We look forward to seeing you soon!