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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

Start your life as a Mercy Maverick the right way at New Student Orientation!

This is your time to make friends, explore campus, and set yourself up for a successful fall semester. Orientation is a huge milestone for all college students and now is your time to start your Mercy journey.

Pick Your Date

All students – commuters and residents – are invited to attend one of our Overnight New Student Orientation sessions at the Westchester campus. You’ll spend the day in engaging, interactive sessions and nights having fun with your future classmates! 

  • Check in for all sessions starts at 8:30 AM
  • Check out begins at 12:00 PM the next day
  • All sessions also have a family session from 10 AM – 12:30 PM on day one

Any questions or concerns? Please contact us at or (914) 888-5123.

What to Expect

For Students

  • Resource and career fair to learn about Mercy traditions, clubs, opportunities to work on campus, and variety of offices (including Accessibility, Health office, SFS, and more!)

  • Plenty of free food and swag!

  • PACT and Financial Aid sessions to learn about these important services that assist Mercy students
  • Academic Sessions

Resources for New Students

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Our Campuses

Wherever you are in the New York City area, there’s a Mercy location waiting to welcome you. At any of our three campuses in Westchester, Manhattan or the Bronx, you'll find a diverse community of students, staff and faculty united in our drive to change the world through the power of education.

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Student Life

Explore and discover your passions. Across our three campuses a thriving student life has a place for you to be you: 60+ clubs and organizations, on-campus and virtual events and 10 NCAA sports teams. 

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Residential Life

Living on campus can be one of the most rewarding college experiences. It's a chance to gain independence, broaden your horizons and meet lifelong friends. 

Things to do Before Your First Day at Mercy

Orientation is an essential part of beginning your college experience. You'll get helpful information about life at Mercy University, student organizations and clubs, resources to help you succeed as a Mav, and more. You can register for Spring New Student Orientation here.

Students must submit a high school transcript for their application to be reviewed. We will accept either an unofficial or official transcript. Students are able to upload these transcripts through their student portal. 

An official final high school transcript (provided by the high school to Mercy University), which includes all secondary school grades, class rank and date of graduate must be submitted prior to enrollment. 

Students whose transcripts are unavailable should consult with an admissions counselor. Or, the applicant can provide a High School Equivalency Diploma, if applicable, with corresponding score sheet.

New York State Public Health Law, requires all students enrolled in six or more credits must be fully compliant with immunization requirements. For more information and to submit records, visit our Immunization Requirements page

Have any additional questions? 

Please contact us at or (914) 888-5123.