New Student Orientation Overview

This information below is for students who will enter MMU in Fall 2024

Attention New First-Time First-Year Students:

New Student Orientation is August 21-23!

We are excited to welcome new students to campus for New Student Orientation this coming Fall!

What is New Student Orientation?

New Student Orientation is a free, required two-and-a-half day event for incoming undergraduate students coming to MMU with less than 24 credits in the Fall 2024. You'll learn how to survive and thrive and Mount Mary, meet your peers, make friends, and have fun while doing it!

Transfers students transferring in more than 24 credits and certificate students are invited to attend orientation, but not required. Transfer students coming in Fall 2024 have received communication about an optional half-day transfer program on August 8, 2024. Graduate students have a separate Orientation.

Important Dates

Wednesday, August 21
New Student Move-In (only residential students)| NSO Program Check In | Investiture

Thursday, August 22
New Student Orientation programming

Friday, August 23 
New Student Orientation programming

Sunday, August 25 - Friday, August 30
Fall Welcome Events!

What to Expect:

New Student Orientation will jump-start students' journey at Mount Mary through a series of presentations, activities, and small group connections to help you transition to MMU. Some items include:

  • Academic Resources and Support Services
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Student Success Tips
  • Get familiar with the campus
  • Meet fellow students, faculty, and staff
  • Making friends and having fun!


What's the schedule like?

This year's schedule is still in the works BUT the 2023 schedule can be found here: NSO Trifold schedule (6).pdf

The days consist of a mixture of workshops, small group time, meals, large group time and fun events!

What do I need to do before NSO?

A few important things are:

1.Make sure you can log into your MyMountMary account and email account.

2. Make sure you complete the Pre-Orientation survey, which you can find here:

3. Make sure you have no pending financial aid items. You can go to your "Finances" tab in MyMountMary to check on the status of your items. Ones that need action will be in red.

4. Get excited!

Where do I park?

Students and guests can park in the Student parking lot off of 92nd street. To access this entrance and parking lot, please use the address 2929 N 92nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53222. Staff will be available to direct you upon arrival. 

What do I bring/wear?

Wear comfy clothes and shoes as you will be moving around campus! Bring a water bottle, sunblock, and your log in information for your Mount Mary email and MyMountMary account.  

What if I can't make all of NSO?

If you are unable to make some of all of NSO, you will need to submit an absence request form by August 16, 2024. The link will be available in June via email. We review excuses on a case-by-case basis.

Is there a different schedule for transfer / commuter students?

Transfer students coming in with 24 or more credits are welcome to attend NSO but it is not required. They should check their email for information about an optional half-day transfer orientation on August 8, 2024! Students with over a two year gap between graduating high school and entering MMU also have the option of attending our half day program.

New commuter students and residential students who are first-time first-year freshmen have the same schedules except for August 21! On August 21, commuters can check in for NSO during a specific noted time while residential students will check in for NSO when they get their keys to their hall at their assigned time!



For more information or questions, please contact: Catie Kocian, Assistant Director of Student Engagement at or via phone at 414-930-3258.

If you are unable to attend all or part of New Student Orientation, please request an excuse here when the link is available in June.


Stay Connected: Information and updates about New Student Orientation will be shared via email, ZeeMee, and Instagram at @MMU_Engagement 

There are no Handouts for this set.

Student Life Student Worker Applications

For the Summer of 2024 and Academic Year of 2024-25, we are excited to offer ONE application for ALL of the positions in Student Life!

See all Job Descriptions Here!

Apply here between February 12 and March 6!


Contact the Office of Student Engagement for all your involvement needs!
Staff Contact: Catie Kocian, Assistant Director of Student Engagement
Location: Caroline Hall Room 142
Phone: 414-930-3258 

Mount Mary University values civic engagement and encourages all students eligible to vote in local and federal elections.

Check for more information on voting later this year!

Students are able to register to vote based on where they are living for elections. This means that resident students, students living in off campus apartments/homes, and those commuting from home are all able to register to vote utilizing their student address.

To register to vote, review registration status, locate polling locations, review election dates and ballots, and to request an absentee ballot students are encouraged to visit this website for WI specific information.

Residential students: Contact the Registrar's office to obtain the proper proof you live on campus. Email

    • Print off what you need, and bring your student ID with you to vote.
    • If your student ID is expired, please visit Public Safety to receive a new student ID free of charge.

For information on other states, review information provided on your specific states Election Commission webpage or contact your city/county Clerk's Office.


Civic Engagement Policies

To review all Mount Mary University policies on civic engagement including petitioning, protests, and student rights, please review pages 4 and 22 of the student handbook.