The international student orientation program is designed to facilitate new students' adjustment to the Maryville campus and community. Some of the events are just for fun and include great opportunities to meet new people; others are meant to provide crucial information. The orientation includes information on registration, student services, library services, health services, campus, computers, telephones, banking, immigration, cultural adjustment, and an English Placement Exam. Students will also be placed in the general one-credit orientation class (FYS 100 or ORN 120), required of all students.

Here is the list of subjects and activities that will be covered in the orientation. Please note that this list is NOT final and is subject to changes.

Getting Set Up:

  • English Language Placement Test
  • Campus Tour
  • Neighborhood Tour
  • Shopping Trip
  • In the Classroom: American / Maryville Academic System
  • Banking

Academics @ Maryville College

  • Course Registration & Advising
  • Computing Information and Library Orientation
  • Academic Survival and Support Services
  • Life Inside a Maryville College/US College classroom
  • Immigration Information

Becoming a Part of the Maryville Community

  • Campus Services
  • Adjusting to American Culture
  • Health & Safety Workshop
  • Getting Involved - Life Outside the Classroom
  • Mountain Challenge Activity


First term/semester

Arrival: August 15-16, 2014
Orientation: August 17-26, 2014
Registration: August 25, 2014
Classes Begin: August 27, 2014
Classes End: December 5, 2014
Examination Period: December 8-11, 2014

 Vacation Period(s): October 10-12, 2014 and November 26 – 30, 2014 and December 12, 2014 - January 4, 2015

 Move Out date: December 12, 2014


 Arrival: January 4, 2015
Registration: January 5, 2015
Classes Begin: January 5, 2015
Classes End: January 23, 2015

* Required for freshmen (ALL first-year MC degree seeking students take FYS 120 during this time)
**Optional for exchange students (however to live on campus during January 4-25 you must be enrolled in a class)

***There is no additional tuition for Jterm (included in fall & spring for full-year students). You must be taking a January-term classes to reside on campus during this term.


 Second term/semester

Arrival for new students: January 24, 2015
Arrival for returning students: January 25, 2015
Orientation: January 25-26, 2015
Registration: January 27, 2015
Classes Begin: January 28, 2015
Classes End: May 6, 2015
Examination Period: May 9-12, 2015
Vacation Period(s): March 14 - 22, 2015
Move Out date: May 13, 2015

 Notes about Winter Break:
  • All students must move off campus December 12th.

  • If you are returning to take a class in January, you may move back in on Sunday, January 4th only.

  • If you are a full-year exchange student who does not wish to take a Jterm class, then you may move back in on Sunday, January 25th only.

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