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 11 & 12, 2018
First term/semester
Orientation: August 13-21, 2018
Registration: August 20, 2018
Classes Begin: August 22, 2018
Classes End: December 5, 2018
Examination Period: December 7-12, 2018
MOVE OUT:  December 13, 2018
Vacation Period(s): Sep 3 Labor Day
Oct 4-7 Fall Break
Nov 21-25 Thanksgiving
Dec 13-Jan 5 Winter Break


Second term/semester
Orientation: January 6-8, 2019
Registration: January 7, 2019
Classes Begin: January 9, 2019
Classes End: April 24, 2019
Examination Period: April 26-May 1, 2019
MOVE OUT May 2, 2019
Vacation Period(s): Mar 9-17 Spring Break
April 19 Good Friday
Notes about Winter Break:
  • All students must move off campus December 13th.

  • If you are returning to take a class in January, you may move back in on Sunday, January 5th only.

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