Great Beginnings is the summer orientation event for new freshmen and their parents that marks your 1st official day as an MC student. The purpose of Great Beginnings is to provide you with the information and relationships needed to make a successful transition into Maryville College. During this visit to campus, you will begin to envision yourself as a new MC student.
I'm an international student, do I need to attend?
No, international students do not need to attend the summer sessions. During fall orientation, there will be special meetings held by the staff of the Center for International Education specifically addressing the needs of international students.
What will I be doing at Great Beginnings?
During Great Beginnings you will have an opportunity to meet with a professor to discuss your 1st semester class schedule, visit a residence hall, have your student ID photo taken, and meet current students and fellow freshmen classmates. A detailed schedule for the day will be provided during check-in on your selected day.
Do my parents really need to attend Great Beginnings?
Yes, we have a full orientation program for your parents that takes place during Great Beginnings. You and your parents will be together part of the day, but at other times they will attend "parents only" sessions to learn how to support your successful transition to college.
Registration is now closed.
You will be sent a confirmation to your Maryville College email account to confirm your Great Beginnings date.
If you have questions about Great Beginnings, please contact the Student Development office at 865-981-8213.