New Student Orientation

Welcome to the Marist Community! The Office of First Year Programs and Leadership Development provides traditional first-year students with a comprehensive year-long orientation experience that begins with our New Student Orientation and continues with Welcome Week and a unique, ongoing Mentoring Program. 

On behalf of the entire staff of First Year Programs, we are really looking forward to showing you all of the fantastic opportunities we've created to help you get the most out of your first year at Marist. This year, New Student Orientation has both in-person and virtual formats, each packed with exciting and interactive opportunities to learn about life as a Red Fox.If you are an incoming first-year student, you'll be receiving information from our team about how to engage in this experience. If you have any additional questions, please email us at

Marist College New Student Orientation 2022

Jump into New Student Orientation

Now that you’ve made your way through our In-person New Student Orientation program, it’s time to dive deeper into our self-paced, four-week virtual portion of Orientation. Starting on July 11th, new modules will become available weekly; each highlighting a wide variety of academic opportunities, student activities, and campus resources available to you throughout your college career.


Important emails will be sent to your Marist email, so be sure to set up your account and check it often! We've listed some helpful resources below for your Marist Mail. 

Marist Account and Password

In order to register for in-person Orientation and complete some of the required forms, you will need to log in with your Marist username and password. If you need to reset your password, pleasce click here to follow the necessary steps. 

Placement Tests, Surveys, and First Year Seminar

Entering students are asked to take placement tests and surveys to help us know more about your placements and preferences. In the coming weeks, open and close dates will be posted to this page along with the links to complete each required item.

Students, please check this page and your Marist email regularly to be sure you don't miss the submission deadlines.  We want to be sure you are “Red Fox Ready!”

Commuter Student Survey

Commuter Interest Survey
First Year Programs, Colin McCann,

Deadline Passed

Housing Preference Form

Housing Preference Survey
Housing and Residential Life,

Note: Students coming to in-person Orientation will be able to tour the Residence Halls prior to completing their housing survey.
Deadline Passed


Special Interest Housing Application

Special  Interest Housing Application
Housing and Residential Life,

Special Interest Housing Options: Honors*, P-STEM*, Women's Sports Connection*, Gender Inclusive, and Multicultural. *You must be members of these groups to qualify.
Deadline Passed

Health Forms

Due June 30th

Mathematics Placement

Math Placement Exam
Mathematics Department, Carla Hill,
Deadline Passed

Modern Language Placement/Survey

Modern Language Placement Survey
Modern Language Department, Patricia Ferrer,

Deadline Passed

Athletics Survey

Sports Interest Survey
Athletics, Julie Byron,

Deadline Passed

Peer Mentor Program Survey

Peer Mentor Program Survey
First Year Programs, Meghan Garry,
Deadline Passed

Music Program Survey

Music Program Survey
Music Department, Mike Napolitano,

Deadline Passed

Religious Preference Survey

Campus Ministry: Religious Preference Survey
Campus Ministry,
Deadline Passed


First Year Seminar

Now that you're officially a Red Fox, you can begin the necessary steps to prepare for your first semester! One of your first steps is to make your First Year Seminar (FYS) selection. This is a unique opportunity for you to customize your schedule with a class that best fits your interests. Course descriptions will be forthcoming. FYS classes range from Comics & Maps & Medieval Manuscripts, to Murder, Madness, & Mental Mayhem, and all have dedicated professors ready to answer all your questions! 

Parent/Family Orientation

The first year of college, and the summer preceding it, are a time of celebration and change for you and your family. You are an important part of the Marist community, and the role you play in your student's successful transition to college cannot be underestimated!

For these reasons, we hold a special Parent/Family Orientation each year that runs concurrently with our student program. Parent/Family Orientation will offer insights into student life, academic resources, campus policies, Parent Council activities, and more. Parent/Family Orientation will occur both in-person and virtually on the same dates as the student program.