We are excited to host Orientation in-person this summer and welcome all incoming students to the Hill! During Orientation you will have the opportunity to meet with your advisor, plan your schedule, and register for classes on the dates listed below. Many offices on campus will be present at Orientation to answer any questions you may have before beginning classes in the Fall.

First-Year Student Orientation & Registration

Attending an Orientation session gets you one step closer to becoming a Mustang. Orientation is a one-day event designed to help you meet your peers, your advisor, register for classes, and hear about the resources MMU has to offer! Incoming students and guests are invited to the Hill on the dates listed below.

First-Year Student Orientation Dates

June 17July 8
August 9

Finalized schedules and details will be sent to students prior to their Orientation experience. We look forward to welcoming you to Mount Mercy University!


8:15 AM-8:30 AM⁠ | Check-In

8:30 AM-8:50 AM⁠ | Welcome

9:00 AM-9:30 AM | Orientation Group Breakout

9:30 AM-10:15 AM⁠ | Student Panel

10:15 AM-10:45 AM⁠⁠ | Curriculum & Systems Overview

10:45 AM-11:00 AM⁠ | Campus Store & Books

11:00 AM-11:30 AM⁠ | Lunch

11:30 AM-3:00 PM⁠ | Rotating Sessions: Advising & Registration, The Mustang Way, and Student Life at MMU

3:00 PM-4:30 PM⁠ | Rotating Sessions: One-on-One Financial Aid & Student Accounts Meetings, Campus & Residence Hall Tours, and Resource Fair

Additional Opportunities

3:45 PM | Student Athlete Session
4:30 PM | Student Athlete Session


8:15 AM-8:30 AMCheck-In

8:30 AM-8:50 AMWelcome

9:00 AM-9:30 AMWhy Mount Mercy?

9:30 AM-10:00 AMCurriculum & Expectations

10:00 AM-10:15 AMFinancial Aid

10:15 AM-10:45 AMResidence Life Q&A

10:45 AM-11:30 AMCampus Resources: Slingshot, DEI, Career Services, Dining, ACE, Student Engagement

11:30 AM-12:00 PMStudent Panel

12:00 PM-12:45 PMLunch

1:00 PM-3:00 PMPick-Your-Own Sessions

3:00 PM-4:30 PMRotating Sessions: One-on-One Financial Aid & Student Accounts Meetings, Campus & Residence Hall Tours, and Resource Fair

Additional Opportunities


3:45 PM | Student Athlete Session
4:30 PM | Student Athlete Session

Transfer Orientation & Registration

Next steps:

1. Sign up for an orientation date below.

June 16July 7August 9


2. Prior to orientation, please send us your final college transcripts.

3. Prior to orientation, please submit the $200 enrollment deposit.

4. The on-campus transfer orientation schedule is:

12:30 PM | Check-In, Student ID Photos, and Resource Fair

1:00 PM | Welcome and Orientation

2:00 PM | Advising and Registration 

3:30 PM | Check-Out 

Financial Aid Representatives will be available in Warde Hall to discuss financial aid questions. Your Student ID will be available for pickup at Check Out.

Orientation Checklist

Your steps to becoming a Mustang:

  1. Watch videos below.
  2. Check class options on MyMountMercy or the course schedule.
  3. Your advisor will reach out to you directly to plan your schedule at MMU and register you for classes.
  4. Once registered, visit Brightspace for your course syllabi and required textbooks (may take up to 48 hours post registration for classes to appear).
  5. Update your emergency contact info in the profile under myMountMercy.
  6. Check your MMU email for the student financial responsibility agreement and sign prior to the start of classes.
  7. Be sure to sign and return financial aid documentation and check out the video below.
  8. Once on campus, stop by the information desk to get your ID.
  9. Fill out your parking permit information (live in August for next academic year) and pick up at the information desk.
  10. Start classes!

What's Needed

  • Enrollment Deposit: If you haven't already submitted your $200 deposit, please bring it with you at this time. You won't able to register for classes until Mount Mercy has received your deposit. Please speak with your admission counselor if you have any questions about the deposit.

  • Photo ID: A photo ID is required before you're issued a university ID. 

  • Immunization forms: Students must have an immunization form on file with the Health Services office before starting classes.

  • Housing application/exemption: If you haven't already submitted your housing application, you can do it at this time. 

  • Financial aid forms: This step is important so we know you've accepted your aid. 

  • Student-athlete forms: The physical exam form, bio form, and other documents are available on the Mount Mercy Mustangs website under Inside Athletics.

University ID

Residential students get their ID as a part of their move-in process and all first-year students have the option to get their ID during Mustang Welcome. Students that miss previous opportunities get their ID during the first week of classes. Replacement IDs have a fee of $15. The ID center is located at the Information Desk in the University Center. The student ID is used in the following ways:

  • Laundry for residential students
  • Building and elevator access for Regina and McAuley residents
  • Meal plans
  • Library check-outs
  • Printing in computer labs
  • Charging purchases from dining services, Campus Store, or Information Desk to your student account