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 10-11, 2019
First term/semester
Orientation: August 12-20, 2019
Registration: August 19, 2019
Classes Begin: August 21, 2019
Classes End: December 4, 2019
Examination Period: December 6-11, 2019
MOVE OUT:  December 12, 2019
Vacation Period(s): Sep 2 Labor Day
Oct 3-6 Fall Break
Nov 27-Dec 1 Thanksgiving
Dec 12-Jan 4 Winter Break


Second term/semester
Orientation: January 5-8, 2020
Registration: January 6, 2020
Classes Begin: January 8, 2020
Classes End: April 22, 2020
Examination Period: April 24-29, 2020
MOVE OUT April 30, 2020
Vacation Period(s): Mar 7-15 Spring Break
April 10 Good Friday
Notes about Winter Break:
  • All students must move off campus December 12th.

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

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