Please refer to this page often, as updates will be added frequently.
Now that you're officially a Lion, you're probably feeling both excited and unfamiliar in your transition to College. Don’t worry, we are here to help you! Through a series of orientation sessions, peer mentoring, and advising meetings, you will connect with other students, build your relationships with your professors, and learn how to access the campus resources available to help you succeed.
Before Coming to Campus
Please check the Enrollment Pathway Page to ensure you complete all enrollment and paperwork requirements for all new students. Specific deadlines are listed there. This includes required action items like medical forms, placement testing, training modules, etc.
View Your Enrollment Pathway Checklist
Remember also to check your Bryn Athyn College email account often, both before classes begin and once classes are in session. This is how the College will be communicating with you after the account is created and while you are enrolled.
Orientation Events & Schedule
New Student Sessions (Required Summer Orientation)
For Fall term students, New Student Sessions will be held on campus over the summer. This half-day event orients you to academic expectations and registration information with your advisor. Students must RSVP to one session on either Wednesday, July 19th from 2:00-5:00pm OR Saturday, August 5th from 9:00am-12:00pm. You will also have a chance to meet with staff who can answer questions about financial aid, housing, and more.
Welcome Week (Required Pre-Classes Orientation)
For Fall term students, Welcome Week will be held on campus a few days prior to classes. This orientation 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. Specific move-in information will be provided by Residence Life to your brynathyn.edu account.
* Required for all new students
**Required for all new resident students
For accessibility or accommodations for an event, please contact Residence Life or Admissions at least one week prior to event to ensure that we can best accommodate your needs.
Winter & Spring Term Orientations
Orientation for new incoming or transfer students 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 and is coupled with a required meeting with the Orientation team during the first Chapel block of the term.
Advising & Registration Appointment Dates:
- Winter 2022/23 Term: TBA November 9th & 11th - sign up required (link sent via email)
- Spring 2023 Term: TBA February 22nd & 24th - sign up required (link sent via email)
- Winter 2022/23 Term: November 28th
- Spring 2023 Term: March 8th
First Year Experience
The Checklists are used by members of the First Year Experience and Academic Advising teams to make sure that you have access to all the resources needed to be successful at the College.
Check back often for an updated list of engagement opportunities as the team is building just for you! Here are some staple events that are part of the First Year Experience program.
- New Student Sessions (Required Summer Orientation) (July 19, 2023 or August 5, 2023)
- Welcome Week & Required Orientation (August 20-22)
- Mini-Golf in the Library (usually the first two weeks of the term)
- Job, Club & Organization Fairs (second week of the term)
- Career Day (October)
- Faculty Passion Series (usually 1-2 per academic term)
- Clifton Strengths Workshops
Frequently Asked First-Year Questions
Bryn Athyn College does not have a required First Year Seminar course. Instead, the First Year Experience Program was developed to offer a variety of intentional programs, services, and living learning communities in the first-year residence halls based on the variety of needs of our first-year students. Involvement in the First Year Experience Program is not required for students but highly recommended to help you succeed here at the College!
More information can be found on the Academic Advising page.