New Student Orientation

New students during orientation event

New Student Orientation

We are excited that you will be joining us as a Lion this year! New Student Orientation is broken into a few parts to ensure a smooth transition to Bryn Athyn. All students are required to complete Pre-Orientation Training, New Student Orientation Part 1 and Part 2. schedules vary by each term.

Schedule & Requirements 

Pre-Orientation Training Requirements

All new students are required to complete a few training modules in our online training program administered by SafeColleges. If you do not complete all modules by the first day of the term enrolled, you may be de-registered from your class and/or a hold will be placed on your student account, affecting your ability to enroll or change classes during the year.

Keep in mind that there may be additional trainings assigned if you are a student-athlete or updates to regulations occur during the school year (you will be notified by email if this happens).

Accessing SafeColleges Training

You can access the Safe Colleges Login via your account using the email sent to you by the Network Services department. If you have trouble logging in or have a question about the training, please contact one of the Safe College Administrator (

Moodle Account & Math Proficiency Exam

Moodle is our Learning Management System where most faculty will post their course syllabus, materials and assignments in one easy to use platform. This will be an important resource for you during your time at Bryn Athyn. Contact Network Services Helpdesk if you have trouble accessing your account (

All incoming students are required to take the Math 101 proficiency test if they did not submit SAT/ACT scores prior to their registration appointment with their academic advisor in order to be appropriately placed in a math class.

To take the Math Proficiency Exam, In Moodle:

  1. Login into your Moodle Account
  2. Click on "Mathematics"
  3. Choose "Mathematics Placement tests" - Math 101 Placement test.

Other Important Requirements/Deadlines

Remember to check your Bryn Athyn College email account often prior to classes as this is how the College will be communicating with you after the account is created and while you are enrolled.

Please check the Enrollment Pathway Page to ensure you complete all enrollment and paperwork requirements prior to starting classes. Specific deadlines are listed there.

New Student Orientation (Part 1)

For Fall term students, NSO Part 1 will be held on campus with a half day event orienting you to academic expectations and registration information. To provide the best experience and follow social distancing requirements, we will be asking students to RSVP to one of four sessions on either July 17, 2021 or July 31, 2021 and a separate appointment with your academic advisor.

Schedule for Part 1

Students will meet the first-year academic advising staff and Deans, engage in social events with other first year students, learn about access to campus resources, pre-registration course schedule and making an appointment 1:1 with an advisor in the following weeks (either remotely or in-person), take the 45-minute writing assessment for proper course placement (waived if you have submitted an SAT Evidence-based reading and writing score of 450).

A separate Family & Guest program will help connect your parents and/or guardians to assisting you in accessing resources and information at the College.

Student Program
July 17, 2021 or July 31, 2021

Morning Afternoon  
9:00-9:30 12:30-1:00 Arrival & Check-In
(at the Brickman Center)
9:30-9:45 1:00-1:15 Welcome to Bryn Athyn
9:45-10:15 1:15-1:45 Academic Expectations and Success
10:15-10:45 1:45-2:15 Academic Advising and PAL program
10:45-11:00 2:15-2:30 Wrap Up, Questions, and Sign up for Advising Appoitment
11:00-12:00 2:30-3:30 Writing Placement Exam
(Students who have not submitted SAT/ACT scores or transfering Writing 101 course will need to bring their laptop to take the exam)
11:30-12:30 3:00-4:00 Residence Hall Tours
(Optional, Campus store open 11:30am-1:00pm)


Family & Guest Program
July 17, 2021 or July 31, 2021
Morning Afternoon  
9:00am-9:30 12:30pm-1:00 Arrival & Check-In
(at the Brickman Center)
9:30-9:45 1:00-1:15 Welcome to Bryn Athyn
9:45-10:20 1:15-1:50 Supporting Your Student's Academic Success
10:20-10:35 1:50-2:05 General Financial Aid & Bursar FAQ
10:35-10:55 2:05-2:25 Student Support, Health, & Wellness Resources
10:55-11:10 2:25-2:40 Campus Life
(Student Engagement & Housing)
11:10-11:20 2:40-2:50 Public Safety
11:20-11:35 2:50-3:05 Helping Your Student Find Spiritual Purpose
11:35-12:00 3:05-3:30 Wrap-Up & Questions
11:30-1:00 3:00-4:00 Residence Hall Tours
(Optional, Campus store open 11:30am-1:00pm)

Requirements for Part 1

Please bring a laptop to NSO Part 1 event as there will be writing placement exam available for those who did not did not submit SAT/ACT scores. The IT/Helpdesk will also be available in case you need assistance setting up any accounts while you are on campus.

New Student Orientation Part 2

For Fall term students, NSO Part 2 will be held on campus between Sunday August 22, 2021 to Wednesday, August 25, 2021 prior to classes starting on Thursday, August 26th, 2021. Part 2 is required for all new students, so please plan to attend all the required sessions on campus. No registration necessary.

Campus Residents will be required to schedule appointments to move onto Campus on Sunday, August 22nd. Specific move-in information will be provided by Residence Life to your account.

For accessibility or accommodations for event, please contact Jennifer DeLuca, Michael Austin (Residence Life) or Admissions at least one week prior to event to ensure that we can best accommodate your needs.

Resident students will move-in, engage in social activities and meetings. All students will partake in a service day project, placement exams (if needed), workshops that focus on discovering more about your strengths, yourself and others, social events with other first year students, the annual President’s Welcome & Candlelight Prayer event. Events marked with * are required for all new students.

Sunday August 22nd
9:00am-2:00pm Check in for New Students*
2:00-5:00 Make-Up NSO Part 1 (required for those who didn't attend an NSO Part 1 session in July, RSVP required)
Free Time
5:00-6:30 Dinner
7:00-8:00 Residence Hall Building Meetings and Ice Breakers (required for students living on campus)
8:30-10:00 Black Light Volleyball
Monday August 23rd
8:00am-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-9:30 Spiritual Life Services*
College Center Atrium
9:30-12:00pm Student Leaders Discussion & Activity
College Center Atrium
12:30-1:30 Lunch
Brickman Diningi Hall
1:30-2:30 Student Life & Services*
College Center Atrium
2:30-3:30 Suicide Prevention*
College Center Atrium
3:30-5:30 Athletic Practices
Free Time
5:00-6:30 Dinner
Brickman Dining Hall

Fire Pit, S'mores, & Games
Grant Hall Fire Pit

Tuesday August 24th
8:00am-9:00 Breakfast
Brickman Dining Hall
9:00-10:00 Academic Journey*
College Center Atrium
10:00-10:30 Academic Success Bingo Mixer*
College Center Atrium
10:30-12:30pm Navigating a Useful Life Activity*
Doering Center Classrooms
PALs & First Year Experience*
Doering Center Classrooms
Handbook Jenga*
Doering Center Classrooms
Clifton Strengths*
Doering Center Classrooms
12:30-1:30 Lunch
Brickman Dining Hall
1:30-2:00 Continuation of previous session*
2:00-2:40 Title IX*
College Center Atrium
2:40-3:30 Emergency Preparedness & Public Safety*
College Center Atrium
3:30-5:00 Athletic Practices
Free Time
5:00-6:30 BBQ Dinner & Music
Brickman Bean
Wednesday August 25th
10:00-11:00am Language Placement Exam (Spanish, German, French)
Pendleton Hall Room 3
11:00-7:00pm Free Time
7:00-8:30 President's Welcome & Dessert* (business casual attire)
Glencairn Museum
8:30-8:45 Candlelight Welcoming Walk*
Brickman Fountain

Winter & Spring Term Orientations

The New Student Orientation program is consolidated for students enrolling after the Fall term and schedules are provided by the Orientation and Academic Advising Teams after enrollment. Typically, the schedule consists of an hour-long appointment with the academic advisor one to two weeks prior to the start of the enrolled term is coupled with a required meeting with the Orientation team during the first Chapel block of the term.

Advising & Registration Appointment Dates:

  • Winter 2021/22 Term: Between November 10 to November 24 (Classes begin Monday, November 29)
  • Spring 2022 Term: Between February 21 to March 4 (Classes begin Wednesday, March 9)

In-Person Orientation:

  • Winter 2021/22 Term: Monday, November 29 from 11:05am – 11:35am
  • Spring 2022 Term: Wednesday, March 9 from 11:05am – 11:35am