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 15, 2020
First term/semester
Orientation: August 16-25, 2020
Registration: August 21, 2020
Classes Begin: August 26, 2020
Classes End: December 9, 2020
Examination Period: December 11-16, 2020
MOVE OUT:  December 17, 2020
Vacation Period(s):
Sep 7 Labor Day 
Oct 8-11 Fall Break
Nov 25-29 Thanksgiving
Dec 17-Jan 11 Winter Break


Second term/semester
Orientation: January 11-12, 2021
Registration: January 11, 2021
Classes Begin: January 12, 2021
Classes End: April 28, 2021
Examination Period: April 30-May 5, 2021
MOVE OUT May 6, 2021
Vacation Period(s):
Mar 13-21 Spring Break 
April 2 Good Friday
Notes about Winter Break:
  • • All students must move off campus December 17th.
    • If you are returning to take a class in January, you may move back in on Monday, January 11th only.

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