Multicultural Student Orientation

August 17–19, 2017

Multicultural Student Orientation is a three-day event designed to welcome domestic minority students to Mount Mercy University. A part of Mustang Welcome Week, students who participate will connect with fellow students, faculty, and staff to navigate the many campus and community resources available.

A variety of helpful activities are available:

  • Meet and greet with upper-class students and faculty and staff mentors in a relaxed environment
  • Workshops: strategies for academic success, strategies for personal success, access to resources, and more
  • Team-building exercises
  • Recreational activities

Register here! 

Note: Domestic minority students are classified as students who are non-white citizens of the United States.


Tiffany Leschke
Director for Student Engagement | 319-363-1323 x1296

2017 Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 17
Day 1 (Move-in)

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Evening Activity

Friday, August 18
Day 2

  • Morning Session:
    • College Survival 101: Transitioning to College
    • Overview of University Support Systems
    • A Guide to Success from Faculty Members
  • Tour Campus & Cedar Rapids
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Session:
    • Leadership & Advocacy
    • Socialization & Community Connections
    • Student Organization Presentations
      • Black Student Union
      • Social Justice Club
      • Alliance Club
  • Alumni Connections
  • Evening Activity

Saturday, August 19
Day 3

  • Real Talk Panel – Open, private conversation with current students
  • Move-In Assistance – Help freshmen who just arrived on campus get moved in