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New Student Orientation

Orientation 2023

Start your college life 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 Dobbs Ferry 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 11:30 AM 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.

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 College, student organizations and clubs, resources to help you succeed as a Mav, and more. Don't forget to register for a session this summer!

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 College), 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.