The international student orientation program is designed to facilitate new students' adjustment to the Maryville campus and community. Some of the events are just for fun and include great opportunities to meet new people; others are meant to provide crucial information. The orientation includes information on registration, student services, library services, health services, campus, computers, telephones, banking, immigration, cultural adjustment, and an English Placement Exam. Students will also be placed in the general one-credit orientation class (FYS 100 or ORN 120), required of all students.

Here is the list of subjects and activities that will be covered in the orientation. Please note that this list is NOT final and is subject to changes.

Getting Set Up:

  • English Language Placement Test
  • Campus Tour
  • Neighborhood Tour
  • Shopping Trip
  • In the Classroom: American / Maryville Academic System
  • Banking

Academics @ Maryville College

  • Course Registration & Advising
  • Computing Information and Library Orientation
  • Academic Survival and Support Services
  • Life Inside a Maryville College/US College classroom
  • Immigration Information

Becoming a Part of the Maryville Community

  • Campus Services
  • Adjusting to American Culture
  • Health & Safety Workshop
  • Getting Involved - Life Outside the Classroom
  • Mountain Challenge Activity


 NEW STUDENT ARRIVAL: August 20-21, 2016
First term/semester
Orientation: August 22 - 30, 2016
Registration: August 26, 2016
Classes Begin: August 31, 2016
Classes End: December 9, 2016
Examination Period: December 12-15, 2016
MOVE OUT:  December 16, 2016
Vacation Period(s): Sep 5 Labor Day
Oct 14, 15, 16 Long Weekend
Nov 23--27 Thanksgiving
Dec 16-Jan 8 Winter Break

Registration: January 9, 2017
Classes Begin: January 9, 2017
Classes End: January 27, 2017

* Required for freshmen 

**Optional for exchange students (however to live on campus during January 9-28 you must be enrolled in a class)

***There is no additional tuition for Jterm (included in fall & spring for full-year students). You must be taking a January-term classes to reside on campus during this term.


Second term/semester
Orientation: January 29-31, 2017
Registration: January 30, 2017
Classes Begin: February 1, 2017
Classes End: May 12, 2017
Examination Period: May 15-18, 2017
MOVE OUT May 19, 2017
Vacation Period(s): Mar 18--26 Spring Break
Apr 14 Good Friday
Notes about Winter Break:
  • All students must move off campus December 16th.

  • If you are returning to take a class in January, you may move back in on Sunday, January 8th only.

  • If you are a full-year exchange student who does not wish to take a Jterm class, then you may move back in on Sunday, January 29th only.

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