Orientation & Registration


As a new student at Mercy College of Health Sciences, you are required to attend a New Student Orientation and Registration session. This event introduces new students to critical policies and deadlines as well as available student services and activities.

At the conclusion of your session, you will work with faculty advisors to select your courses and register for your first semester. Mercy College offers two orientation formats: Online and On Campus. You're encouraged to attend any session that is most convenient for you! 

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Online Orientation
        On-Campus Orientation


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How long will the in-person orientation last?

New Student Orientation and Registration is a two and a half hour event. Students attending an in-person orientation event are encouraged to come early to take advantage of our resource open house, during which they can talk with Financial Aid, meet with IT, and get their ID badges and parking permits

What do I need to bring to orientation?

All you need to bring to orientation is your license plate number and laptop, if you have one. You will receive a packet of information when you check in for the event, as well as writing materials for any notes you would like to take. Be sure to bring any questions you may have about Mercy College!

Can my parents or family members attend orientation?

While we welcome parents and/or family members to attend, please remember that this is YOUR day to prepare for a successful start to your Mercy College career. There will be opportunities for your guests to explore additional campus resources while you go through your required sessions. 

Is childcare provided at orientation?

No, childcare will not be provided. This is YOUR day to get acclimated and have all of your questions answered before you become an official Mercy College student!

What are the benefits of completing orientation?

New Student Orientation and Registration allows you to get acclimated to the college before classes start. You’ll have the opportunity to get answers about everything Mercy College has to offer. You will meet with your academic advisor and register for your first semester courses. Members of our professional staff will also be present to answer any questions you may have about final admissions steps, financial aid, and other campus resources.

How do I get my parking permit and ID Badge?

After you have registered for an Orientation & Registration session, you will need to complete at Student ID Badge and Parking Registration Form. There will be time after you check in and before the event starts for you to get your student ID and parking permit from the Campus Receptionist in the Sullivan Center. If you are unable to get your ID and permit at your selected orientation, you will need to make arrangements to come to campus and do so at another time.

Why do I need my ID badge and parking permit?

The parking permit allows you to park in the 701 Crocker Street student parking lot on campus or Employee lots of Mercy Medical Center at designated times. Violators will be ticketed and/or towed. (Click here to view the Student Handbook for details.) 

The ID badge must be worn visibly on campus or in clinical settings at all times. It is needed for borrowing books from the college library, accessing print services, identification on clinical sites, and building and parking access. A processing fee of $15 is charged for replacement badges.

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