New Students - Black & Gold Days

Your Manchester University experience begins in June with Black & Gold Days.

The schedule includes a welcome, photos for student ID cards, housing and health services information, residence hall tours, a visit to the campus store, sessions about Student Financial Services and student life, a complimentary lunch, major specific meetings, course registration, and an information fair.

Parents, guardians, family, and other guests are welcome and encouraged to attend. They can attend a special session planned for them while you participate in other Black & Gold Days activities.”

Dates and Reservations

All incoming first-year students are required to attend a Black & Gold Days session. Reservations need to be submitted by May 22.

  • Black & Gold Days – April 18, June 15 & 19
  • Move-In and New Student Orientation – Aug. 29- 30
  • Welcome Week – Begins Aug. 31

Placement Exams

It is very important that you review the placement exam information. All students are required to take a mathematics exam. 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, Asperger's, 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!