New Student Orientation

Congratulations and welcome to Marshall University.

We are excited that you are joining the Marshall family, and we would like to invite you to join us for New Student Orientation.


Registration for New Student Orientation is now open for all incoming first-time freshmen and transfer students. All new students, including freshmen and transfers are expected to participate in an orientation session. The Orientation sessions serve as the formal introduction to the #MarshallUFamily and will provide information essential for new incoming students. Students can expect an engaging experience that will include group sessions, individual meetings with academic advisors, student life presentations, housing information and more – all focused on preparing new students to become #OneOfTheHerd.

Register for Orientation


During New Student Orientation you will:

Prepare for your first year at Marshall University, including academic expectations and student life.
Get your student ID and learn about Marshall’s student resources and support services.
Meet with an academic advisor to register for your first semester of classes.
Get to know many of your new Marshall classmates.

Summer Orientation Dates for New Fall 2023 Admits
June 13 – 16, 2023
July 11 – 14, 2023
August 3 – 4, 2023

Once you have registered for orientation, visit these sites for more helpful information.

Daily Schedule - What to Expect
Please plan on a full day orientation experience.  Details coming soon!
Register for Orientation
Registration for New Student Orientation is now available. Before you select your registration date, we would like to complete a short survey.  The information collected will help us customize your Marshall experience and create your first-semester class schedule.  We also use it to identify any special programs or opportunities from the Marshall community for which you would be a good fit.  Once you’ve completed the survey and we’ve identified those opportunities, we will build your custom experience.  In short, this survey helps us to get to know you and to start an orientation and Marshall experience that best meets your individual needs.  Welcome, and we can’t wait to get to know you!


Use the link below to begin the survey. You will have the opportunity to select your orientation date at the end of the survey.

Register for Orientation
Enrollment Deposit
Before registering for New Student Orientation, students must pay the enrollment deposit. The deposit is applied to your first semester tuition bill and can be paid online or by phone at 304-696-6620. In limited situations, based on Marshall University financial aid records, the Enrollment Deposit may be waived for certain individuals. If you have already paid your enrollment deposit or received an enrollment deposit waiver, you may proceed with registering for an Orientation date.  For information related to obtaining an Enrollment Deposit waiver, contact the Office of Admissions at 304-696-3160, 1-800-642-3499, or
Special Accommodations
We make every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you have special accommodation needs, please contact the Office of Disability Services at least one week prior to your confirmed orientation date at 304-696-2467 or
Plan Your Orientation Visit
Please visit the Huntington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau for information on where to stay, what to eat, and things to do.
If you have questions, please contact the Office of New Student Orientation at 304-696-2354 or