Welcome, Mustangs!

August 18–21, 2018 (Fall 2019 schedule will be published soon)

Get your start as a Mustang at Mustang Welcome 2018!

During this four-day tradition, the Class of 2022 and new transfer students will:

  • Make new friends at fun events
  • Connect with Orientation Leaders (OL)
  • Discover student involvement opportunities
  • Learn about academic programs and helpful campus resources
  • Partake in informative workshops

As a new student to MMU, you are required to attend Mustang Welcome events. But don’t worry!
These four days are packed with tons of fun—everything from a tailgate party and tour of Cedar Rapids, to meals with new friends and a pool party!

Saturday, August 18

8 AM–3 PM Move In
4–4:30 PM Welcome Meeting with the President
4:30–6 PM Tailgate Party (parents and guests depart after this event)
6–9 PM OL Groups and Meetings
9 PM Residence Life Social

Sunday, August 19

8–10:30 AM Meals and Sessions
10:30 AM–4 PM Activities: Cruise, Cedar Rapids Tour, Bike Trip, etc.
5–6 PM Dinner
8:30–9:30 PM Welcome Mass

Monday, August 20

8 AM–2 PM Meals and Sessions
3:30–4:30 PM Founders Day Convocation
4:30–5:30 PM Class Photo & Tunnel Signing
5–6:30 PM Dinner
5–7 PM Bowling Party for Out-of-Staters and Commuters
7–8:30 PM All-Athlete Meeting
8:30 PM Outdoor Movie at the Plaster Athletic Complex

Tuesday, August 21

7:30–8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM–2 PM Mustangs in Action
2–3 PM Involvement Fair
3–5 PM Get It Done Drop-In Hours
5–6 PM Dinner
7–9 PM Pool party

Wednesday, August 22

All day First day of classes!

Mobile Schedule of Events

Find the Schedule of Events on the new Mount Mercy app!

iPhone | Android


What's Your One?


This year, we’re asking students: What’s your one?

What’s the one thing that gets you involved and keeps you active? Is it a student organization? Athletics? Volunteerism? Research? Getting involved on campus comes with major perks, and we want to help find your one!


Tiffany Leschke
Director of Student Engagement
Amanda Ehlers
Assistant Director of Student Engagement

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