Student Life

Summer Orientation

We're excited that you'll be joining us this fall! Your Manchester University experience begins in June with Summer Orientation.

The Summer Orientation 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 or guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend this event. A parent session is planned for them while you are doing course registration.

Dates and Reservations
All incoming first-year students are required to attend a Summer Orientation session.
The Summer Orientation Days are scheduled to take place on June 7, 13, 16, 22 and 28. Register online here.

Course Enrollment Materials - The Enrollment Guide
Please check here before you attend Summer Orientation to review the Enrollment Guide materials and First Year Seminar selection options. 

Enrollment Guide 2016

First Year Seminar Selection form

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 Gateway, and students are required to complete the exams prior to Summer Orientation.

Gateway Access
You will need to access your MU Gateway account during Summer Orientation, so please make sure you can login to Gateway BEFORE your Summer Orientation 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 Stuff You Should Know ...
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!


Questions? Contact the Office of Admissions at admitinfo@manchester.edu or 800-852-3648.

We look forward to seeing you soon!