2021 Student Orientation Schedule

Most of our New Student Orientation (NSO) sessions will be presented in an online, virtual format throughout the summer and leading up to our on-campus Orientation. Students will receive more information regarding the sessions to their HMC email in June with sessions beginning in July. These sessions will include presentations and interaction from Mudd’s faculty, staff, and student leaders.

We will have a combined in person NSO for all incoming students (first year and transfer students) and sophomores.

Proposed dates (events are subject to change):

  • Incoming students will register on August 17 and August 18
  • First-Year, Transfer, and Sophomore Student move-in will be on August 27,
  • International students will need to move in by August 26,
  • NSO will take place August 27–29.

Orientation Day 1: First Year and Transfer Students

Friday, Aug. 27, 2021
Time Event
8:00–11:00 a.m. Move Into Residence Halls
11:00–12:30 p.m. Lunch/Free Time
12:45-2:30 p.m. Wellness Session/Roster Signing Ceremony
3:30–4:00 p.m. Class of 25′ Photo
4:30–5:30 p.m. President’s Reception and Family Farewell
5:30–7:00 p.m. Mentor Dinner
7:30–8:30 p.m. Muddlore
8:30–9:30 p.m. Residence Life Team Icebreakers
9:30–10:30 p.m. Residence Hall Meeting

Orientation Day 1: Rising Sophomores

Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 
Time Event
8:00–11:00 a.m. Move Into Residence Halls
11:00–12:30 p.m. Welcome Session/Official Roster Signing Ceremony
12:30–2:30 p.m. Lunch/Free Time
4:00–4:30 p.m. Class of 24′ Photo
4:30–5:30 p.m. President’s Reception and Family Farewell
5:30–7:00 p.m. Break and Mentor Dinner
7:30–8:30 p.m. Muddlore
8:30–9:30 p.m. Residence Life Team Icebreakers
9:30–10:30 p.m. Residence Hall Meeting

Orientation Day 2: For All Participating Students

Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021
Time Event
10:30–12:45 p.m. Brunch
1:00–2:30 p.m. Beyond Alcohol Education
2:45–4:00 p.m. Sexual Misconduct:Prevention, Awareness and Support
4:30–5:00 p.m. McGregor Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
5:00–7:00 p.m. Dinner/Tours of McGregor
7:30–8:30 p.m. McGregor Center Grand Opening
9:00–10:00 p.m. Mentor and Proctor Skit

Orientation Day 3: For All Participating Students

Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 
Time Event
10:00–11:00 a.m. CIS Information Sessions
10:30–12:45 p.m. Brunch
1:30–4:30 p.m. Orientation Olympics
5:30–6:30 p.m. Dinner
8:00–9:30 p.m. Talent Show/Closing Ceremony
Monday, Aug. 30
Time Event
All Day First Day of Classes
Tuesday, Aug. 31
Time Event
11:00–12:00 p.m. Convocation
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch with Faculty Advisor