Summer 2013 Orientation Program at MCLA
Congratulations on your acceptance to MCLA!
Our Orientation program serves as an aid in the transition of our undergraduate students to MCLA through a college-wide student-centered program highlighting our college's educational opportunities as well as providing social and developmental resources.
To register for your Orientation Session you will need to log into your student Self-Service account. If you have not already set up this account please see the instructions here to do so. Self Service accounts for new students are created using your student ID number (A#) and your DOB (MMDDYY) as your PIN. Please contact Administrative Systems for assistance at 413-662-5295. Learn about online placement testing and the option of completing this prior to your Orientation session.
Register Now for your Orientation Session!
During orientation, you will register for classes, meet other new students, learn about valuable resources, collect information on different clubs and organizations on-campus and have lots of fun. Information regarding our upcoming sessions will be sent to all accepted and paid deposited students. Please be sure to set up your First Class Account if you have not yet done so.
Registration for our 2013 Summer Sessions will be available beginning May 3. Check here for updates and links to details about the summer sessions.
Summer Orientation Dates:
Overnight Sessions: Please note that these are overnight sessions. Students will be accommodated on campus and will be given check list of supplies for the program. Parents and guests are welcome to join the program and are welcome to make accommodations for housing at one of our local hotels for the evening.
Session I: June 18-19
Session II: June 24-25
Session III: June 27-28
Transfer Student Day Session:
Session IV: June 21
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is there an Orientation Program for Parents and Families?
Yes! We provide a Family Program to help our family members gain a better perspective of what their students will encounter as a new student. This Orientation program will discuss how students will be engaged in our community right from the start. Information on the academic experience, college's policies and procedures, residential life, dining services, clubs and organizations, public safety, financial aid, and much more will be shared throughout the program. Sessions are interactive and designed to make connections with other participants and college community members. Please join us!
How do I sign up?
There is no need to contact the office to reserve a space for our summer sessions. Students are encouraged to visit this site beginning May 3 and register for a session that best fits their schedule. All the information you will need will be included in our mailings and available through our online resources.
Where can parents and families stay?
Please visit the The Berkshire Visitors Bureau. This group maintains a database of local hotels and may have specials they can offer you. The Bureau can also help plan your stay if you would like to explore the Berkshires before or after visiting us. For your convenience we have also created a list of area hotels.
What time do the Orientation sessions begin and end?
Check in for each session will begin at 10 a.m. on Day 1 in our Hoosac Hall. Students who have not completed placement testing will be asked to check in at at 8:30 am to complete this requirement prior to the opening session. Our opening session will begin at noon in the Church Street Center Auditorium. Program sessions will run throughout the day and continue into the evening for our students. We welcome parents/guests and students to breakfast on Day 2 and continue the day with informational sessions and student academic meetings. The activities should be completed by 2 p.m. on Day 2 of the program. This will allow plenty of time to travel back home or to stay and visit the Berkshires!
Transfer student Session:
Check in for this program will begin by 9:30 a.m. Informational sessions will occur throughout the day. Students will complete their day with a conversation about their major and course selection.
What does the $30 per guest fee include?
The $30 per guest covers the charges for the following items during the Orientation Program:
- Check-in refreshments
- Parent/guest reception
- Printed materials including an MCLA folder
- Parent Resource guide and additional college informational publications