Orientation

Students together during candlelight walk event at orientation

Orientation

Please refer to this page often, as updates will be added frequently.

Now that you're officially a Lion, you're probably feeling both excited and unfamiliar in your transition to College. Don’t worry, we are here to help you! Through a series of orientation sessions, peer mentoring, and advising meetings, you will connect with other students, build your relationships with your professors, and learn how to access the campus resources available to help you succeed.

Before Coming to Campus

Please check the Enrollment Pathway Page to ensure you complete all enrollment and paperwork requirements for all new students. Specific deadlines are listed there. This includes required action items like medical forms, placement testing, training modules, etc.

View Your Enrollment Pathway Checklist

Remember also to check your Bryn Athyn College email account often, both before classes begin and once classes are in session. This is how the College will be communicating with you after the account is created and while you are enrolled.

Orientation Events & Schedule

New Student Sessions (Required Summer Orientation)

For Fall term students, New Student Sessions will be held on campus over the summer. This half-day event orients you to academic expectations and registration information with your advisor. Students must RSVP to one session on either Wednesday, July 17 from 2:00pm-5:00pm OR Saturday, August 3 from 9:00am-12:00pm. You  will also have a chance to meet with staff who can answer questions about financial aid, housing, and more. RSVP link coming soon.

Welcome Week (Required Pre-Classes Orientation)

For Fall term students, Welcome Week will be held on campus a few days prior to classes. This orientation is required for all new students, so please plan to attend all the required sessions on campus. No registration necessary.

Campus Residents will be required to schedule appointments to move onto campus. Specific move-in information will be provided by Residence Life to your decmoon.com account.

Move In Day
Sunday August 25, 2024
9:00am - 2:00pm
College Center
Check-in** at College Center to begin moving into your new home!
Evening (TBD) Dinner, building meetings**, and social event
Orientation Day #1
Monday August 26, 2024
8:00am - 9:00am
Brickman Dining Hall
Breakfast (free for all new students)
9:00am - 3:00pm Orientation Sessions* (details TBD)
Evening (TBD) Black Light Volleyball
Orientation Day #2
Tuesday August 27, 2024
8:00am - 9:00am
Brickman Dining Hall
Breakfast (free for all new students)
9:00am - 3:00pm Orientation Sessions* (details TBD)
Evening (TBD) President's Welcome & Candlelight Walk
Fall Term Classes Begin
Wednesday August 28, 2024

* Required for all new students
**Required for all new resident students

For accessibility or accommodations for an event, please contact Residence Life or Admissions at least one week prior to event to ensure that we can best accommodate your needs.

Winter & Spring Term Orientations

Orientation for new incoming or transfer students is consolidated for students enrolling after the Fall term and schedules are provided by the Orientation and Academic Advising Teams after enrollment. Typically, the schedule consists of an hour-long appointment with the academic advisor one to two weeks prior to the start of the enrolled term and is coupled with a required meeting with the Orientation team during the first Chapel block of the term.

Advising & Registration Appointment Dates:

  • Winter 2023/24 Term: November 6-8th
  • Spring 2024 Term: February 19-21st

In-Person Orientation:

  • Winter 2023/24: November 27th @ 11:00am
  • Spring 2024 Term: March 6th @ 11:00am

First Year Experience

Checklists

The Checklists are used by members of the First Year Experience and Academic Advising teams to make sure that you have access to all the resources needed to be successful at the College.

Events

Check back often for an updated list of engagement opportunities  just for you! Here are some staple events that are part of the First Year Experience program.

Frequently Asked First-Year Questions

Bryn Athyn College does not have a required First Year Seminar course. Instead, the First Year Experience Program was developed to offer a variety of intentional programs, services, and living learning communities in the first-year residence halls based on the variety of needs of our first-year students. Involvement in the First Year Experience Program is not required for students but highly recommended to help you succeed here at the College!

All new fall term first time students get assigned a Peer Advisor Leader (PALs), who are undergraduate students interning in the Academic Advising Office to help students successfully adjust to Bryn Athyn. Winter & Spring term admits work directly with their academic or faculty advisor to ensure a successful transition to BAC.

More information can be found on the Academic Advising page.

Many forms and information needed prior to coming to campus can be found on our Admitted Students page and your Enrollment Pathway Portal.